Get involved with
Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with refugees in the DMV, please fill out the form below. FSRAC will contact you directly once your information is submitted.
Volunteer to host a donation drive, help sort through donations to create basic essential kits for children, women, and men, collect furniture, help with grocery runs, transportation/linguistics for doctor’s appointments.This also includes care packages for household items while individuals are housed at military bases.
Become a Fresh Start Neighbor!
Becoming a Fresh Start Neighbor will entail several hours/days of commitment to support our new arrivals' medium and long-term needs. You can make a lasting impact by volunteering your time to:
Helping with school registration
Furnishing a new home
Assisting with drivers education
Supporting job search efforts
Connecting young adults to a mentor, being a mentor
Welcoming families into their new homes
Host a Fundraiser or Sponsor a Family
Consider hosting a fundraising event to help us raise the vital funds we need to carry out our mission Actionable ways to make an impact. If you would like to help a family directly, please reach out to us using the form below.
Crowdfunding using GoFundMe fundraiser (ex. For birthdays
Direct sponsorship of a family (help pay or raise funds for daily expenses/school supplies/medical expenses)
Hold a charity auction by sharing your talents (skills/talents, art work, personal design, etc)
Peer-peer fundraising (walkathons/sporting activities such as “shoot-a-thon” for basketball or “bat-a-thon” for baseball or “goal-a-thon” for soccer)
Make an Impact.
The incoming refugees are our new neighbors and we want to ensure they have everything they need to thrive and contribute to our society as best as possible. Our goal is to give these families a warm welcome to their new home and our neighborhoods. Get involved!
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