The start of a new year brings new challenges, opportunities and hope. It is a great time to reflect on what you accomplished last year and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the year ahead.
This year, as you make your New Year’s resolutions, it is important to think about the meaningful ways you can make an impact in 2020. To get you started, here are five ways you can support and welcome refugees in the upcoming year:
1. Help raise awareness
Sharing facts, stories and videos is the best way to break down common misconceptions and fears about refugees. Share these infographics on social media to teach your family and friends about the global refugee crisis.
2. Get your peers involved
Putting together a fundraiser is a great way to raise awareness and funds for refugees in 2020. Get your peers involved by hosting a gathering for your friends, signing up for a race or setting up a raffle in your community. This toolkit can help you organize a fundraising activity that gives back and is fun for everyone.
3. Make refugees in your community feel welcomed
Small gestures can make a big impact. Welcome refugees in your community by inviting a newly resettled family over for dinner, volunteering at local organizations that support refugees or helping newly arrived refugees find jobs. Heather and Muzdah’s inspiring story is a great example of how generosity can turn into a lifelong friendship.
4. Stay in touch
Stay on top of the latest news about refugees and displaced people around the world by signing up for USA for UNHCR’s email updates. The more information you have, the greater impact you can make.
Monthly giving is the most effective way to make a difference in the lives of refugees. Your support can help provide displaced people with immediate assistance and help those who have left everything behind rebuild their lives in 2020.
Join us this year in helping protect and empower displaced people around the world. Together, we can help refugees reach safety and rebuild their lives.