Friends of Refugees Inc
April 25, 2011
I am involved with Friends of Refugees through my church. We interact with the children by organizing block parties every few months and are helping with the materials for Summer Camp. The leaders and volunteers involved with F of R in Clarkston truly love these refugee families and are serving them in so many ways: after school tutoring, mom's groups, sewing classes, computer skills, and summer camp. Most of all, they are forming positive, personal relationships with the children and their parents.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have seen middle school students whose grades have improved as a result of tutoring. Many of the students who attended summer camp last year came as a result of the block parties, since they give the leaders of the organization an opportunity to engage with children and their parents.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would not change anything but would encourage them to continue to create opportunities for outside groups to become involved.
Volunteer & I have served food at block parties, purchased and assembled folders for summer camp, and created a prayer team which meets monthly to pray for specific needs and to praise God for what He is doing through Friends of Refugees. I also contribute financiall.