How Can You Get Involved?
As an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, refugee resettlement organization, Neighbors’ ability to support so many refugee families relies entirely on its donors, volunteers, and supporters.
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.
More limited financial support may require $2,000 to $5,000 for a family’s first month’s rent and security deposit or a few thousand dollars to cover travel expenses from a refugee camp to the U.S.
Nearly one quarter of our annual budget is devoted to Neighbors Road to Independence (R2I) program, which provides $250 to $1,000 grants to refugee families for such needs as TBD.
In collaboration with
other not-for-profits, Neighbors also provides grants to help address refugee families’ urgent
housing/food insecurity needs.
Neighbors’ hands-on support to refugee families 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, ESL (English as a second language), job search and support.
To enable Neighbors to do what it does, 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 support.
Volunteer opportunities range from occasional efforts to
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 clothing.
Please provide your email address so that Neighbors can share its regular newsletters and other communications with you, to celebrate our collective progress in resettling and supporting refugee families, provide general updates on refugee resettlement developments, and let you know about events that you may find interesting.
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Neighbors seeks job leads and asks our supporters to tap into their networks to help our clients find jobs. We have seen that 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?
Please let us know if you have any leads, suggestions, or contacts who might be able to help with any job searches above. (Contacts must give permission to be contacted.)
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P.O. Box 416
Larchmont, NY 10538