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Interfaith Ministries Refugee Services - Save One Life

 

 

The Talmud teaches, "To save one life is as to save an entire world."  CSK and HCRJ (Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism) are community sponsors with Interfaith Ministries in welcoming a refugee family from around the world into our Houston Community.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

(FOR THE STEPS TO BECOME A REFUGEE SERVICES VOLUNTEER AS WELL AS DETAILS REGARDING OUR "APARTMENT SETUP DRIVE DURING ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR", SCROLL DOWN).

 

Who: We are looking for volunteers who want to make a positive impact on the lives of Refugee families

 

How Can You Help? We are preparing to greet our new family in November and looking for volunteers with interest in these areas:

  • School Enrollment for children
  • Teaching English
  • Transportation
  • Setting up an apartment with furnishings and kitchen items
  • Helping with applications and paperwork for other governmental services
  • Visiting the family 1- 2 times per week=
  • Fundraising
  • Help with clothing and other household necessities
  • Please start collecting the following items:
    • Toiletries, kitchenware, clothes, cleaning supplies
    • Personal Hygiene items, Bedding, towels

Contact Information:

Carol Pock: 817.296.5953 /carolpock@gmail.com

Sara Jacobson: 281.658.5701/sarasjacobson@yahoo.com

 

 

Steps to become a Refugee Services Volunteer for CSK Co-Sponsorship - MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 15, 2023

STEP #1: Set up a Volunteer Profile

  1. To complete Step #1, you will need to upload digital copies of your photo ID, driver’s license, and car insurance.
  2. To access Step #1, click here: Better Impact

 

STEP #2: Complete a $10 Sterling Volunteer background check (link will be emailed to you within 48 hours after completing step #1).

  1. Background checks are good for two years.
  2. If you have not received the Sterling Volunteer email link to complete a background check, check your spam folder.
  3. If the link is not in your spam folder, please email Lili Bauerlein to request the link (lbauerlein@imgh.org).
     

STEP #3: Complete a 30 minute online anti child abuse training (link will be emailed to you after completing step #2).

  1. If you cannot locate this link in your email, click the link below to complete the training.
  2. http://www.ncsrisk.org/ncs/registration/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=37781

 

If you have any trouble with the onboarding steps above, please email Lili Bauerlein (lbauerlein@imgh.org).

 

Help us to Welcome our New Refugee Family.  During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will be holding an

APARTMENT SET-UP DRIVE! - Click HERE!

Items to donate are the following:

KITCHEN-(We will stock the food pantry later)

Cookware- simple pots and pans

Drinkware

Flatware

Dishes

Knives

Oven Mitts, kitchen towels

Trash can, trash bags

Dish Detergent

 Small Kitchen Appliances

Cooking Tools

 

 

 

Living Areas       Furniture

Note: We will not collect furniture until late October, but please let us know if you have any of these items to donate:

Couch

Coffee table

Kitchen table with chairs

Furniture-not yet

Kitchen Table- not yet

Lamps

Beds – a queen and likely single beds or a bunk bed (we cannot take used mattresses. We will have to purchase new mattresses to go on the beds.)

Area rugs

 

Bathroom and Bedroom

Hygiene Products, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste brushes, combs

Towels, Sheets, Blankets, Pillows

Laundry Basket

Laundry Detergent

 

Please bring bags filled with any of these items either at Services at Emery Weiner or HCRJ.

Do not worry about repeating.

Currently, we are not collecting furniture, but please tell us what you have. We will either pick it up, closer to November or we will have a drop-off place.

Feel Free to contact Debbie Gersh with any questions:

713.582.0037 or debbiegersh@gmail.com

 

If you choose to make a cash donation, please go through CSK’s website and earmark it for the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Many, many Thanks, Carol Pock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784