Help a refugee this holiday

Donate the essentials to needy folks

In the spirit of giving a meaningful gift this holiday season, the International Rescue Committee is offering shoppers an opportunity to spend their hard-earned cash wisely. IRC is a humanitarian organization that works around the world to help refugees from war-torn and politically oppressive countries settle into their new homes more easily by providing such necessities as shelter and clean water. Spend just $24 to give a gift of a safe birthing kit for a refugee mother, or donate $18 to provide mosquito nets for a refugee family in Africa. A donation of $52 will send an Afghan girl to school for a year. There are numerous other possibilities available at IRC’s Web store at Better yet, you will receive a card describing your purchase that you can give to folks on your shopping list describing the gift you have made in their honor. Double duty!