July 10, 2024

Rides Needed For MCC Bazaar on 8/4/24

On Sunday, August 4th, from 10:30am-1pm, SRVIC and MCC will be hosting a private bazaar for refugees and other deserving families. Clothing, back-to-school supplies, household items, and other essentials will be available for families at no cost. (PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF DONATIONS.)

We are looking for volunteer drivers to give families rides there and back (timing within the period of the bazaar is flexible, and most families stay approximately 45 minutes). We’re waiting to receive a confirmed invitee list, but we’re anticipating families possibly needing rides from Alameda, Antioch, Concord, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Mateo and Union City. Might you be able to help?

Please let us know if you are able to offer a ride, what city/cities you could pick up from, how many people you could take, and what languages you are fluent in (no language other than English is required, though!). 

And here are other ways to help refugees through MCC:

Donate to the SRVIC Refugee Support Fund

Purchase from the Amazon wish list

Fill out this Google form if you’d like to be a resumé coach or job search mentor for someone fluent in English. Or email refugee@mcceastbay.org if you are fluent in Dari and want to help those who don’t yet have English skills.Join the furniture delivery WhatsApp group to deliver apartment set-up supplies (larger vehicle needed) Offer like-new condition furniture hereDonate a bike of your time repairing or transporting bikes by signing up hereLearn about donating used cars hereUse this form to share housing or employment referrals and/or to indicate willingness to co-sign on a leaseEncourage others to sign up for our volunteer updatesDo not drop off used items at either the Muslim Community Center or San Ramon Valley Islamic Center.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at refugee@mcceastbay.org.