August 28, 2021

Afghan Community Support

Thank you for your willingness to help with the Afghan relief efforts. Due to storage limitations, we are not currently accepting donation items.

  1. To volunteer with Tri-Valley Muslim for refugee families coming to Bay Area: https://mcceastbay.org/refugee
  2. Refugee resettlement assistance & Afghan relief efforts in East Bay: https://mcceastbay.org/relief-efforts  
  3. Afghan Foster Care: https://mcceastbay.org/afghan-foster-care 
  4. To sponsor a family coming to the US: https://mcceastbay.org/12
  5. Resources to help on the ground in Afghanistan: https://mcceastbay.org/resources
  6. For paid/volunteer language support in telehealth or online on East Coast: https://workingwithfamilies.com/1afghan-at-a-time
  7. If you have a family member or friend who is in danger in Afghanistan, we recommend that you reach out to your local member of Congress. You can find your representative here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

The MCC Food Pantry and our team that coordinates furniture for homes are facilitating items for refugees and other deserving families as they arrive:

  1. These food and baby items are needed in the MCC Food Pantry: https://mcceastbay.org/pantry 
  2. Furniture donation for refugees: https://mcceastbay.org/furniture
  3. We do not currently accept donations of used clothes or household items. Please consider donating to the Hidaya Foundation in Santa Clara: https://mcceastbay.org/clothing

The East Bay is home to one of the largest Afghan communities in the United States, and we stand with our friends, neighbors and community during this difficult time.

The MCC is working with two trusted partners – IRC NorCal & JFCS East Bay – to serve thousands of families who will arrive in the coming weeks. You can help us in two ways:

  1. Sign up to help MCC: https://mcceastbay.org/refugee
  2. Donate to the MCC Zakat charity fund (will be used for initial housing and expenses): https://mcceastbay.org/zakat-fund

For a referral to a community immigration attorney (please be patient when contacting them since they are overwhelmed with inquiries these days): https://mcceastbay.org/immigration

MCC is helping only refugee families arriving to the San Francisco Bay Area. Donate to Aid Groups working in Afghanistan:

Questions? aminah@mcceastbay.org

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