IRC needs gift cards from Target or CVS to purchase items for their refugee families. No gift card is too small or too large. IRC also needs SmarTrip cards in the amount of $25-30/card which are utilized to transport refugee families to doctor appointments, job interviews, English classes, etc. Gift cards may be mailed to Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, Attention: Refugee Direct Assistance Committee. You may also place your cards in the lock box in the Temple office, please note on the envelope “Refugee Direct Assistance Committee.”
The diaper and baby wipe drive continues and bins are available in both the administrative office entrance and the Temple entrance.
To date, we have collected gift cards with a value of $1,250, over $1,000 worth of diapers and wipes, and three brand new car seats. We want to thank everyone who donated so generously.
If you have gently used baby furniture/car seats, IRC can use these.
IRC is the largest resettlement agency in Maryland, resettling around 1200 in Baltimore and 800 in Prince/George counties, representing 12 different nationalities (most from Syria, Afghanistan, and Congo).