BECOME A COMMUNITY SPONSOR
Community sponsorship is a powerful – and direct – way to support Afghan newcomers. By doing airport pick ups, making grocery runs, sharing a meal, offering advice on day-to-day decisions like schools, sports, and more, you can help a new neighbor build a new life in your community.
Everyday American hosts, together with local churches, neighborhood groups, schools and other groups now have the opportunity to directly sponsor refugees by serving as guides, advocates, and friends. Sponsor groups help families to feel at home in their new community – through practical help that might include finding housing, providing initial groceries and clothing, contributing early financial assistance, scheduling medical appointments, helping connect children to schools, supporting job searches, and more.
Sponsorship Helps Entire
The beautiful thing about sponsorship is that everyone wins. Families integrate into their neighborhood, sponsors connect with others in their group, and communities grow stronger. Sponsorship brings a whole community together, doing something that can make us all proud as Americans.
Sponsorship happens in partnership with non-profit organizations across the United States – and new sponsor groups are forming all across America. The Welcoming movement is gaining momentum everywhere, and you can help get it started in your community.
You Can Be a Sponsor
If you are interested in welcoming a new neighbor through community sponsorship – whether joining an existing group or starting your own – sign up below to learn more about an opportunity near you.