From Speaker Series to Service Project—Students Create Welcome Kits

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Students around tables with boxes, sortingshelf full of brown boxes with cheerful welcome labelsStudents load boxes into the back of a school vanStudent unloads a box from van at a storage unit

Thank you to everyone who donated items for our Welcome Kits for Opening Doors!  Thanks to our team of students, we were able to sort donations, assemble and deliver a total of 28 Welcome Kits to help prepare for the arrival of refugees who are resettling here in Sacramento.

About the service project

As a follow-up service event to our justice education series on refugee resettlement, we collected items and put together Welcome Kits for Opening Doors here in Sacramento.

Many refugees and asylees arrive in Sacramento with only a suitcase full of belongings. Resettlement agencies like Opening Doors prepare for their arrival by securing a place to live and furnishing it with essential household goods, essential baby care items (if needed), and more. Welcome Kits are the easiest way to make a big impact!