What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?
The housing situation for refugees being resettled in the U.S. is very dire. Refugees that have fled war and dehumanized are being brought to the U.S. and left in terrible housing situations that aren't sustainable. Thats where Eyes On Refugees steps in.
How will you use the $10k?
If granted 10k our organization can take 2 refugee families and bring them to full independence in 4 months.
The money will be used for dignified housing-first, last and security, The family will have gainful employment for head of household that matches the refugee family's HOH skill set.
HOH will be taught how to use public transportation, or get a driver's license, have their children enrolled in school and have emotional and physical supports in place to help the family when new issues come up.
What impact do you hope to make?
2 families that fled war in the Middle East will be impacted. Our organization's motto is:
Save one. Save a generation. We can't save all refugees but if we focus on one or 2 families at a time and bring them to a place in which they can become successful players in American culture.