I had the opportunity to tour the Immigrant and Refugee Center of NoCo (IRCNoCo) last week. They are doing great things there to help the people adapt to living in Northern Colorado!
Many needs have been identified to help out. IRCNoCo is just finishing up a coat drive where the families are receiving items to help keep warm this winter. I was intrigued to learn about the partnership between IRCNoCo and Turnaround Bikes. This gives the immigrants and refugees the opportunity to receive bikes to help them travel to their jobs. So, if you are wondering what to do with your old bikes that have been sitting around, please donate them. Way to go, Turnaround Bikes!
IRCNoCo is always in need of hygiene products. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, etc… are great things to donate to this 501(c)3 organization.
In discovering that books can help immigrants and refugees learn how to read, we decided to hold a Book Drive to help them out. And what a great Christmas idea for them to give their family members! If you have any children’s or young adult books laying around your home, please consider donating them to help a wonderful cause.