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Assistance League of Everett Teams With Costco to Provide For Refugees
In January, Assistance League of Everett® began a new outreach program in support of the Everett based Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest. The mission of Refugee and Immigrant Services is, “to empower refugees, immigrants and their families to become self-sufficient and healthy, contributing members of society.” In the past year Refugee and Immigrant Services has been working with thousands of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees.
Assistance League of Everett was introduced to the important work of Refugee and Immigrant Services by its director, Van Kuno. Ms. Kuno, a refugee herself, has a passion for and a commitment to the organization and to the people it assists. Once she shared about the work of the organization, Assistance League volunteers were eager to help.
Ms. Kuno shared that one of the greatest needs of newly arrived immigrants to this area is warm clothing and blankets. The Philanthropic Committee of Assistance League worked diligently to secure 200 winter coats, 1,000 pairs of socks and 300 blankets from the Silver Lake Costco. The managers at Costco offered their enthusiastic support to the project. Rusty, the general manager, volunteered members of his staff to help us shop, assist us in organizing and packaging our purchases and, unbelievably, to deliver everything to the Refugee and Immigrant Services center in their personal vehicles. It was a remarkable experience. We are very grateful for the commitment Costco has to supporting the Everett community and non-profit organizations in the area.
Assistance League looks forward to continuing our partnership with Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest. If you would like to learn more about what they do and how you might be able to help, go to https://risnw.org/. If you would like to learn more about Assistance League of Everett and volunteer opportunities, go to www.assistanceleague.org/everett/.
One of our members shops at Costco for coats for Refugee and Immigrant Services NW
800 Pairs of Socks!!
Costco staff packages, packs and delivers coats, socks and blankets