Sponsor a Refugee Family for Christmas

Want to do something really unique for Christmas? Abilene is home to many refugees who are in need of a sponsoring family for Christmas.

The International Rescue Committee is hosting its annual Home for the Holidays program that enables local families to “adopt” a refugee family for the holidays. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 16, and the deadline for dropping off gifts to the IRC office, 3305 N. Third Street, Suite 320, is before noon on Dec. 22.

Gifts will be delivered to families on Dec. 23. Donors are invited to join the IRC team in making deliveries. Following is a recommended spending guide:

$75-100 for an individual
$150 for a couple
$400 for a family of six or more

The IRC will match community members and send the refugee family wish list to serve as a shopping guide. All purchases and contributions to the IRC are tax deductible. Receipts for all purchases are required. For more information, contact Susanna Lubanga at susanna.lubanga@rescue.org or call 675-5643.

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