For the past five years, Denver Pres has focused its formal, local missions engagement and partnerships on the refugee community. To be a positive presence in our city and provide easy ways for our church community to serve, Denver Pres partners with Project Worthmore, a local nonprofit that helps guide refugees on the path to self-sufficiency.

In addition to partnering with Project Worthmore, Denver Pres has connections with several other local refugee organizations. Below are ways that you can support this community. 

 

HERE ARE ways you can support the refugee community:

1)   Monthly supply drives

2)   Follow and attend events

3)   Support refugee organizations with your time and resources

 

1. MONTHLY SUPPLY DRIVES

Throughout the year, we collect various supplies that are distributed to the refugee community through our partner organizations.

2019 Supply Drives: 

  • January 27 - Coat Drive for Refugees - All sizes needed for kids and adults

  • February 24 - Care Package Drive for Refugees 

  • March 31 - Care Package Drive for Refugees

  • April 28 - Senegal Missions Trip Supplies - Specific list TBD

  • May 19 - Senegal Missions Trip Supplies - Specific list TBD

CARE PACKAGE ITEMS

  • Liquid laundry detergent

  • Dish soap

  • Soft soap

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Bar soap

  • Jasmine rice

  • Cooking oil

  • Bar soap

  • All-purpose cleaner

TO PURCHASE FROM AMAZON AND SHIP DIRECTLY TO PWM, CLICK HERE.

2. FOLLOW AND ATTEND EVENTS

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Many organizations are leading events that celebrate and support the refugee community. To stay up-to-date with events happening in the refugee community, follow this Facebook page that's being managed by a cohort of refugee agencies: https://www.facebook.com/COWelcomesRefugees/

 

3. SUPPORT REFUGEE ORGANIZATIONS WITH YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES

 

 

PROJECT WORTHMORE

  • Monthly donations to Project Worthmore

  • Amazon Smile

    • When you use Amazon Smile to make your routine Amazon purchases, Amazon donates 0.5% of the amount of eligible purchases toward Project Worthmore for no additional cost to the buyer.

    • Here’s how:

      • Start at smile.amazon.com (you must start here to be able to support a non-profit)

      • Type in "Project Worthmore" in the “Pick Your Own Charity” box

      • Select Project Worthmore

 

AFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER

ACC is one of three refugee resettlement agencies in Colorado that resettles refugees in the Denver area on behalf of the U.S. government. Resettlement agencies help refugees into our community and provide a variety of services that promote self-sufficiency.  

  • Community Dinners

    • Sharing a meal builds community, deconstructs cultural barriers, and allows for community members to engage with people from all walks of life!

    • ACC's Community Dinners generally happen the 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you'd like to go, contact Karen Berry for more info - karen@denverpres.org.

  • Interested?

    • If you are interested in attending the dinner or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Kate Weatherbee at kate@acc-den.org

 

STREET FRATERNITY

Street Fraternity is a place of brotherhood and personal growth for urban young men. Their mission is to create a consistently safe space and place for refugee, immigrant, and local urban young men to build community, trust, relationships, and a sense of belonging as they work toward acculturating to the values and beliefs of the United States and their own coming-of-age issues. Street Fraternity provides a safe place where they can be themselves, connect with other young men and male mentors, and share their stories about the tragedies they and their families have experienced in their countries of origin.

  • Hang Out

    • Volunteer once a week to mentor, help with homework or job applications, or just be available to the young men.

    • Street Fraternity is open Monday-Thursday, 4-9pm.

  • Contribute

    • Donate online to help Street Fraternity continue to create a welcoming and safe space for young men from refugee and immigrant families.

  • Serve

    • Prepare or serve a meal in the evening.

    • Buy, prepare, or cook meals at Street Fraternity any time between 4-6pm (or after if those times don't work).

  • Join

    • Share your expertise by joining the Street Fraternity board or a committee.

  • Interested?

    • Email Yoal Ghebremeskel, yoal@streetfraternty.org