We had fun on Saturday morning promoting the Third Goal by packing together 55 total Refugee Welcome Kits for Lutheran Social Serivices of the National Capital Area's (LSS/NCA) Refugee and Immigrant Services group to give to newly-arrived refugees, who could really use a headstart.
For our fourth Refugee Welcome Kits Packing Party, held on February 22, 2020, we packed 55 total Welcome Kits (25 Cleaning Kits, 25 Toiletry Kits, and five Linen Kits). As in previous years, all Welcome Kits are donated to Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA). Shelby Kruzcak, from LSS/NCA's Refugee and Immigrant Services program, gave an informative and interactive introduction to their work and how volunteers can become further involved with assisting refugees, as well as the expected impact of our donations. There were about 50 volunteers in attendance, but many more helped out Thank you! In addition to the organizing groups, NOVA RPCV and Falls Church Rotary, others affiliated with the Peace Corps, other Rotarians, members of Herndon Reston Indivisible's Immigrant Issues Committee, members of Vienna Area National Organization for Women, and other community members united to welcome our new neighbors to our community participated by contributing donations to incoming refugees and volunteering their time. .