This past May, World Relief Sacramento launched a new employment program for recently arrived refugee families. A successful employment program will work to see families not simply surviving, but thriving in their new home. To do this, we will work to employ refugees at jobs that ensure self-sufficiency and career development as an alternative to traditional social services. In the four months we have offered this program, we have already assisted nine individuals obtain employment! These nine individuals each have their own families and represent forty recently arrived refugees who are on their way to self-sufficiency.

In order for a program like this to be successful, we need your support! In an effort to empower and welcome refugees to Sacramento, we would like to ask for your donations. Items such as computers, bicycles, and desks will directly impact these families and aid in their journey toward self-sufficiency. Each item donated to this program will be matched monetarily and, in turn, assist families in paying their rent and utilities, allowing them to focus on their job search.

If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Tim Knight, our Housing & Donations Manager, at tknight@wr.org. If you have questions about the program and how you can be involved, please contact Becca Brown, our Match Grant Manager, at bbrown@wr.org

Items that we need and that apply to this program. 

  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Printer Paper
  • Watch
  • Book Bag
  • Messenger Bag

 

  • Portfolio
  • Yearly/Day Planner
  • Lunch Box
  • Travel Mug
  • Locker Lock
  • Phone Cards
  • Hair Cut Card
  • English Dictionary

 

  • GED Prep Books
  • Bike
  • Bike lock
  • Bike helmet
  • Uber gift card
  • Lyft gift card
  • Men and women’s professional clothing