Virtually all financial donations and grants received by Neighbors are devoted to supporting refugee families. Neighbors invests:
$15,000 to $35,000 to fully resettle a family during their first year.
$2,000 to $5,000 to supplement a family's resettlement, to cover initial rent and security deposit, travel expenses from a refugee camp to the U.S., and the like.
$250 to $1,000 in Road to Independence (R2I) and Housing/Food Security grants (nearly one quarter of our annual budget) to refugee families for specific needs such as food, rent driver training and licensing, cell phone service, clothing, and medial fees.
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In-kind donations enable Neighbors to set-up and furnish apartments for refugee families, as frequently as two or three times in some months.
To that end, gently used and clean furniture, appliances, and other furnishings are needed to set-up modest-sized apartments.
Neighbors’ storage capacity is quite limited (might you have spare garage or other storage space that Neighbors could use?), so much of our inventory of furniture, furnishings, and housewares is “virtual” in that it is picked-up by our volunteer moving team on the day it is needed to furnish an apartment.
We do not collect adult clothing.
Neighbors’ hands-on support to refugee families by volunteers encompasses new apartment set-up,
furniture storage and moving, family team support (orientation, planning, financial mentoring,
enrollment in government welfare programs), enrolling children in school, tutoring, intensive ESL (English as a second language) instruction, meeting for conversation in English, job search and support.
Volunteers are also critical to development, volunteer
recruiting and support, grant-making, liaison with national and local resettlement organizations, communications and constituent engagement, event planning, financial management, and technology
Volunteer opportunities range from occasional efforts to sustained involvement.
Provide Job Leads
Neighbors seeks job leads and asks our supporters to tap into their networks to help our clients find jobs. Personal contact with a hiring manager, friend of a friend, or neighbor makes a huge difference.
Have you seen a help wanted sign in your neighborhood? (supermarket, pizza shop, gym, security guard)
Do you have an entry-level position in your organization for beginning English speakers?
Can you help us reach out to your faith community through your weekly bulletin?
Do you have ties to civic organizations such as Rotary or Lions Clubs that could help?
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P.O. Box 416
Larchmont, NY 10538