5 Ways to Support Refugees in the Holiday Season

1. Donate warm clothing

We collected piles of winter clothing through the GBRM fundraiser and coat drive, but the need is always great. Here is one place where you can donate winter clothing for Boston-area refugees.

2. Donate food to your local food pantry

Many refugees use local support services like food pantries. Click here for a list of food donation sites in the Greater Boston area. If there isn't one in your area, consider starting one at your church!

3. Attend holiday services at an international church in your area

Be the one who goes this Advent. Journey to another culture right in your neighborhood to celebrate Christmas like the shepherds and magi of old. Here's an online directory of churches in the Boston area.

4. Become more informed

Many misconceptions regarding refugees are currently causing fear and confusion. Take time this season to raise your awareness of the refugee experience. Read up on the current situation on resource websites like rescue.org.

5. Advocate

Election season is coming up, and immigration is a hot topic. Tell your representatives how you feel about welcoming and supporting refugees in your region. Here's where you can find their contact information.

*Above all and through all, remember to pray for our refugee neighbors.