Refugees Helping Refugees

835 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-576-7329
Contact: Sadiya Omar

Email: sadiya.omar@yahoo.com

Refugees Helping Refugees serves refugees from all over the world. Activities include: case management, ESOL classes, job counseling and training, senior program, health promotion and outreach, speakers series, citizenship training, and a summer intergenerational program.

Wish List

  • art supplies
  • computer tables (2-person: 24-30 inches wide) or desks and chairs
  • cooking utensils (baking sheets, pots and pans, mixing bowls, ordinary flatware, knives of different sizes, measuring spoons and cups, simple mixing machine, meat thermometer, etc.), potholders
  • doorbell
  • fabric, thread; knitting needles, yarn; crochet hooks, crocheting thread
  • fax phone line
  • jewelry-making supplies
  • laptops, flash drives
  • musical instruments: guitars, keyboard, conga drum set
  • new building facility
  • printer cartridges: HP 15
  • printer paper, standard and long-size hanging filing folders, large manila envelopes, Expo markers
  • projector light bulb
  • sewing machines (3) with extra needles -- simple is better
  • soccer equipment (pinneys, goals, cleats and shin guards)

Volunteers Needed

  • Sewing instructor: to teach small class.
  • ESOL tutors to work in 1:1 or small groups with new refugee students to refine English skills.
  • Computer instructor.
  • Daycare: preschool/toddler teacher/provider for small program (less than 10 kids).
  • Art teachers for summer youth programs.
  • Music teachers for summer youth programs.
  • Program Support: plan and aid Senior Program meeting, youth summer program and outreach, work/lifeskills programs, nuitrition/cooking classes, job development, case management.
  • Aid in grant searching and writing.
  • Front Office Operator: log attendance, manage front office affairs, etc.
  • Interpreters: Karen, Somali, Nepali, Arabic, Swahili, Vietnamese, Chinese.

Information reviewed by agency 819/17.