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Donation Drive and Giving Campaign for the Minority Humanitarian Foundation
OCJCR is supporting the Minority Humanitarian Foundation (MHF) by collecting goods, and monetary donations through this Saturday, November 7th.

MHF helps asylum seekers by picking them up immediately upon release from immigration detention in the San Diego area. MHF assists during the transition from incarceration to freedom by providing the following wrap-around support:
  • Arranging temporary transitional housing
  • Providing meals, cloths, toiletries
  • Arranging travel to the asylum seeker's next destination within the U.S.
  • Accompanying through security and airport to the gate
  • Facilitating medical / legal services if needed
Learn more about MHF here

Items requested for donation are listed on the flyer below, along with contact information to make drop-offs throughout Orange County.

Online donations on behalf of MHF, will be matched by their partner organization "Go Campaign." Click the button below to donate online.

 
Donate to Minority Humanitarian Foundation
Merrill Zack, HIAS Vice President for Community Engagement 
Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00pm

Please join us on December 16th for an update and conversation with Merrill Zack, the Vice President for HIAS’ community engagement work. At HIAS, Merrill supports a fantastic team in developing educational resources, advocacy and volunteer opportunities, and public actions and programs that energize and prepare the American Jewish community to act in support of refugees.
For two decades, Merrill has worked at the intersection of Jewish values and action for a more just world, at organizations such as American Jewish World Service, the National Council of Jewish Women and the New Israel Fund. She holds a BA in religion from Kenyon College and an MPA in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University. Merrill lives with her family in Brooklyn. 

Please RSVP to OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

Educate - Advocate - Volunteer - Mobilize - Organize

The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a volunteer-led affiliate of HIAS. Established in January 2018, OCJCR is a group of individuals, synagogues, and Jewish communal organizations inspired by our people’s history to support refugees locally and worldwide. OCJCR is a signatory to the HIAS Welcome Campaign: a network of 400+ congregations and organizations across the United States who are responding to the largest refugee crisis in human history. Please visit our website for more information. 
 
The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All funds raised by OCJCR are received by, and become the sole property of OneOC which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to OCJCR. 
 
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