In MN? You Can Help Refugees From All Over The World This Week

I (and others like me) have been actively looking for a way to help refugees.

Over and over I keep thinking:  “What if it had been me who’d lost everything and had to flee my homeland with a baby in my arms?  Who would help me?”

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If you live in Minnesota, here’s info on what you can do to help.  Right away. Now.

Many thanks to our friends at  yesandyes.org for providing these details.  She writes:

“There are refugees (from all over the world) on their way to Minnesota as we speak!

The International Institute of Minnesota is helping to coordinate their arrival and gathering items that will make it a tiny bit easier.

If you’re in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and you’re interested in helping, here’s what they need:

ADDRESS
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Drop off times: 8:45am – 5pm Monday-Friday

ONLY THE ITEMS BELOW CAN BE DONATED AT THIS TIME:
Baby Items:
Unopened packages of diapers
Unopened packages of diaper wipes
Baby clothes

Winter Clothing:
Coats
Boots
Gloves, Hats, Scarves

Household Items:
Dishes
Glassware
Silverware
Tea kettles
Garbage cans (Only New)
Garbage bags
Bed linens (laundered)
Blankets (laundered)
Towels (laundered)
Dish towels (laundered)
Vacuums
Laundry baskets

School Supplies:
Pencils
Calculators
Pens
Notebooks
Folders
Crayons
Backpacks

Other Items:
Maps of the City
Gift Cards (only to Cub Foods, Target, Goodwill)
Bus Cards

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN WORKING MORE CLOSELY WITH A REFUGEE FAMILY:
Check out International Institute of Minnesota’s refugee mentorship program: http://www.iimn.org/get-involved/volunteer/refugee-mentor

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHIP DONATIONS:
You can ship donations directly from your home to the International Institute’s offices.  You can also ship donations from Amazon.

Shipped donations should be addressed to:
Bridget Ehrman-Solberg
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

IF YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE MONEY:
You can do so here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/International-Institute-Of-Minnesota.”

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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT HELPING REFUGEES HAS TO DO WITH GETTING KIDS THROUGH COLLEGE DEBT FREE?

This is why we go to college, stay out of debt, and get good jobs, folks.  It’s so that we’re available with open arms and open hands when other humans need help.

All together now, let’s give.

Jeannie 

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