Preparing For Their Arrival
Our work begins even before the arrival of the refugees. We start by preparing welcome packages for them. We contact the resettlement agencies to gather information regarding the size of the family, the ages of the children, and anything else important that might help us best prepare for their arrival.
Each welcome package typically includes:
- Kitchen supplies (crockery, utensils, pots and pans)
- Cleaning supplies
Furnishing Their New Home
At ICNA Relief we do our best to get all necessary furniture ready for the refugees To do this, ICNA Relief either sponsors the refugees as they directly arrive or we visit after they arrive to deliver to them the necessary furniture they may still need. When sponsoring our refugees, we provide furniture such as beds, mattresses, dining tables, chairs, sofas, and more. By sponsoring them, we save them a good amount of money that they receive from the government, called welcome money, which they can instead use to help them through their first few weeks while settling in and finding a job.