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The Gift of Friendship – Welcome Club for Refugee Students

The little moments that create welcoming communities can make the largest impact in the life of a refugee child.

As part of World Relief Sacramento’s Children and Youth Department highlight, we attended Welcome Club, a weekly afterschool program that focuses on character development and cultural engagement. Students learned about the gift of friendship and love by using rocks, pink and red paint, and multicolored markers to create “friendship rocks” to give to another friend or family member along with a note of encouragement. 

Some students decided to give their friendship rocks to World Relief Sacramento team members because of their love for the program –

“Thank you so much for being a great teacher to all of these students. Thank you for everything. Happy Valentines Day.”

“To all of the coaches. Thank you so much for creating Welcome Club. Thank you so much. Happy Valentines Day.”

Programs like Welcome Club change lives by providing a space for refugee students to grow and to feel like kids. It creates a safe environment for youth to feel belonging.

We wouldn’t be able to make lasting impacts without your continuous support. You can help programs like Welcome Club this month by participating in our Children and Youth drive this month! Help us reach our goal of giving 250 $15 Target gift cards to teach students financial independence and to encourage accomplishing goals.

Click here to donate and send to Meghan Scurti (4616 Roseville Rd, Ste 107 North Highlands, CA) or by dropping them off at our office during our donation hours (Fridays 11am-3pm).

Want to continually make a lasting impact? You can become a monthly donor by clicking here!

Join us in making a difference in the lives of refugee youth.

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