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English Classes Started for Afghani Women in the Community

English Classes Started for Afghani Women in the Community

There is a real hunger and desire among refugees to learn English. However, it is very challenging. The need to get a job to pay rent and the demands of the family often prevent refugees from being able to study or practice their English. For women, it can be more difficult because of these issues. Also, transportation is also a factor when it comes to getting to a class that sometimes can be miles away.

We started an English class just for women in the community where many Afghani refugees live. Currently, it is being offered two days per week in the morning.

The women often bring their babies and are very eager to improve in their English. They recently got over 75 pounds of vegetables from our community garden and the lesson that day was on the names of different foods.

Please consider making a donation to help us expand this new program and allow us to help empower women in the community.

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Prepare a WELCOME KIT or CLOTHING KIT for a new Refugee Family

Prepare a WELCOME KIT or CLOTHING KIT for a new Refugee Family

Please consider putting together a WELCOME KIT or CLOTHING KIT for refugee families that are arriving! This is a great way for your family, office, small group, church group to put your compassion to action.

As you put together your kit you can put it in a box or clothing basket.

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Weekly C.A.R.E. Club Returns

Weekly C.A.R.E. Club Returns

Throughout the pandemic, so many in the community were asking each week when they could come to C.A.R.E. Club again. They were very excited when we were able to restart our weekly event in August!

One of our mantras at CARE club is “We care for you!” We believe many in the immigrant community need to be reminded of this on an ongoing basis and that so many of us want to see them succeed. Further, providing a consistent presence and routine is always important for those who have experienced trauma and instability to grow in resilience. Refugees from numerous religious backgrounds come to CARE club. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure space for refugees to share a meal, have conversations, nurture relationships, and enjoy activities.   

Students who bring their homework can get help and adults who come have an opportunity to practice their English. Soccer games happen each week!

CARE CLUB Values:

Community | Empowerment | Connection | Transformation

CARE CLUB Vision:
Provide a consistent safe, secure environment for refugees to gather
Provide a hot, free, and healthy meal
Provide creative activities for children to engage with
Provide English conversation practice for adults
Provide tutoring to students who bring their homework
Provide community building through music, singing, and storytelling
Provide volunteers an opportunity to engage with multiple cultures and meet the refugee community

Please contact us if you are interested in preparing a meal or want to volunteer.

Indiana to Receive 5,000 Afghani Refugees at Camp Atterbury Soon: What You Can Do!

Indiana to Receive 5,000 Afghani Refugees at Camp Atterbury Soon:  What You Can Do!

Fox 59 reported at 10:15 AM on 8/31/21, ” U.S. Representative Greg Pence announced that he has received confirmation from the United States Department of Defense to authorized the use of Camp Atterbury for temporary housing and support for Afghanistan evacuees.

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Sign: Petition to Governor Eric J Holcomb to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan into Indiana

Sign:   Petition to Governor Eric J Holcomb to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan into Indiana

Click here to sign the petition

The Petition Reads,

Dear Governor Eric Holcomb,

Thank you for your service to our great state. This petition is to urge you to act within your power to help resettle refugees from Afghanistan into Indiana.

The US-backed Afghan government collapsed recently in a matter of days following the US’ withdrawal of its military presence, leading the Taliban to swiftly take over control of the country for the first time since the US arrived in 2001. Thousands of Afghanis are fleeing for their lives who helped U.S. troops, diplomats, journalists, and other civilians over the past 20 years. It is our duty to help them by welcoming them to our state. Please join other governors throughout our great nation and allow Indiana to be home to Afghani refugees.

I am a proud resident in the state of Indiana.

Please take action and facilitate refugees who have fled Afghanistan to be settled in Indiana. We believe the great people of our state can practice “Hoosier Hospitality” and offer support and friendship.

Thank you for hearing our voices!

Sign the petition. You can sign your name OR sign anonymously

Homework Club is Back!

Homework Club is Back!

After a year and a half, we have restarted our Homework Club, our weekly tutoring! Students can bring homework one afternoon a week after school at the apartment complex where they live, and volunteers help them to complete it. If they finish early, we have extra books and games. Students need to bring homework and they will receive rewards after attending a certain number of times. They also receive a snack at the end of the time together. Most of the student’s parents do not speak English and unable to help them with simple assignments. Please contact us to help out

Operation Welcome: Afghanistan

Operation Welcome:  Afghanistan

As we are all watching the scenes in recent days on our screens of what is happening in Afghanistan, it is left many feeling sad and concerned.

You can do something! Please help support Migros Aid, Inc as we respond to the mass exodus of Afghani refugees in the following ways:

👉🏼Serve and aid Afghani refugee families who are currently living in central Indiana in Jesus’ name.

👉🏼Network and partner with other groups and friends in the US where Afghani refugees are being resettled to bring assistance and encouragement

👉🏼Help sustain and grow our impact to serve more refugee families who will be coming from Afghanistan and many other war-torn regions.

Jesus said. “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:31-40

Please sign; Petition to Governor Eric J Holcomb to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan into Indiana

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You can mail a donation to: Migros Aid, Inc. P.O. Box 20086 Indianapolis IN 46220

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Community Enjoys Back To School Party

Community Enjoys Back To School Party

We recently had our 3rd back to school party and picnic in the community in early August. It was a successful event of food options from around the globe (prepared by refugee families) and pizza! The kids played soccer and we also had individuals sign up for services we offer for the year like English practice, food assistance, and assistance with homework.

School Supplies and Backpacks Help 155+ Students Prepare for School

School Supplies and Backpacks Help 155+ Students Prepare for School

Backpacks full of supplies were distributed to over 155 students in Kindergarten through High School in the refugee/immigrant community as they prepare to go back to school in-person. The supplies included masks, notebooks, writing utensils, and more. Everyone was excited to receive a new backpack! Thank you to those who supported this project and gave to make it possible.

50 Chickens Processed and Donated to Community

50 Chickens Processed and Donated to Community

A Migros Aid group was able to have the opportunity to participate in cleaning and preparing over 50 chickens at a local farm. The chickens were distributed to refugee families in the community.

“It was a fun experience and I was happy to give away the chickens to the people.” said one participant who is a refugee from Rwanda and has lived in Indianapolis for three years.

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