The Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub, its research-driven arm focused on providing insight to inform charitable giving, has published a brief on how charitable individuals can use their giving to support Afghan refugees who have recently arrived in the state. The Insight Hub offers webinars, events, briefs, and peer-to-peer experiences that help philanthropists understand where their giving can make a difference.
Around 200 Afghans have already arrived in Vermont and another 80 are expected by April—for a total of 280—although that number could increase. Afghan refugees arriving in Vermont need assistance acclimating to a new country. Vermont nonprofits and volunteers are stepping up, but more help is needed, including private resources to augment the patchwork of federal and state programs providing services and aid. Our new brief shares three actions charitable individuals can take today to help.
In this brief, discover:
· Vermont-based nonprofits providing support to new arrivals from Afghanistan
· Three actions to take today to support Afghan refugees
· Deeper reading for additional research
To download “New Neighbors: Three ways giving can support Afghan refugees in Vermont,” visit vermontcf.org/supporting-afghan-refugees, email [email protected], or call 802-388-3355 ext.246. To access additional briefs on topics such as mental health, entrepreneurship, social isolation, inflation, and home ownership, visit vermontcf.org/insighthub.
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