Afghan Refugee Students Need Your Help
As we know, the newly arrived Afghan refugees helped Americans in Afghanistan. Now, it is our turn to help them--and we can do just that by empowering them through education and jobs to be more successful, productive members of our community. Our highest priority is the success of the K-12 refugee students.
Some background: Since August of 2021, the Noor Islamic and Cultural Community Center (NICCC) in Concord has been serving over 600 newly arrived Afghan refugees in the community. Staffed almost totally by volunteers, we have been providing food, clothing, blankets, furnishings, and money, helping to obtain housing and jobs, and assisting with everything from getting public benefits to navigating the DMV and getting children enrolled in school. We have also been providing crisis counseling and cultural orientation, translation services, starting an After School program for K-12 students, and more.
A lot has been done and NOW with your help, we can do more. We have plans for programs to provide education and job services to adults, mental health counseling, and cultural orientation. However, we first need to secure funding to continue helping the K-12 students academically.
The Need: The After-School Program currently serves 25 refugee students on Saturdays with teaching and tutoring in English and Math, as well as transportation and food. With your help, we can keep the program running, expand it to serve more students, and add another day of the week for tutoring via Zoom and with Chrome books.
We need $90,000.00 for the After School Program for January 2023-December 2023.
Thank you for whatever you can contribute. No amount is too small. All donations are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated.
Here is how to donate:
Check: Made payable to Noor Islamic and Cultural Community Center
Please, write on the check memo: “After School Program”
4035 Treat Blvd, Concord, CA 94518
Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Sedique Popal
Noor Islamic and Cultural Community Center
Please Support the Newly Arrived and Traumatized Afghan Refugees through NICCC
Noor Islamic and Cultural Community Center (NICCC) is mobilizing and is putting together Care Packages to help Afghan refugees who have escaped Afghanistan and have arrived in the Bay Area because of the brutality of the Taliban, the violation of human rights, and the harsh and inhuman treatment of women. These Care Packages will include clothing items, toiletry items, and houseware items
Every Dollar Counts!
The donations will support Afghan refugees with basic needs as they start the new chapter of their lives. Every dollar counts as we in these difficult times.
NICCC prepared some Care Packages for Newly Arrived Refugees that include the items below. Thank you very much for your support!
Contents for Care Packages
1. New Clolthing (All Sizes)
A. Feminine Products
C. Baby Wipes
F. Tooth brush
G. Tooth paste
A. New Blankets
B. New Pillows
C. Paper Towels
E. Prayer Rugs
F. Pots & Pans