Refugee

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Students participating in a Refugee activity
What is _____?: 

What is Refugee?

 

 

Refugee is a program intended to provide students with meaningful service opportunities that will benefit refugees around the world.

 

“This moment does not define them, but our response will help define us.”

—Elder Patrick Kearon

 

 

Service Projects

 

We meet on Wednesday nights 7pm-9pm. We sort out donations, make quilts, mattresses, teddy bears to be shipped to refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. We are especially grateful to Lifting Hands International, Service Quilts from the heart, and Dolls of Hope to support us in our endeavor to bring relief to those facing humanitarian crisis.

 

Here below is the list of the location for each activity:

 

January 17th Wilkinson Center 3280/90

January 24th Wilkinson Center Ballroom

January 31st Wilkinson Center Ballroom

February 7th Cancelled

February 14th Wilkinson Center 3220/22/24

February 21st Cancelled

February 28th Wilkinson Center 3220/22/24

March 7th Wilkinson Center Garden Court

March 14th Wilkinson Center 3280/90

March 21st BYU Conference Center 2258-60

March 28th Wilkinson Center 3280/90

April 4th Wilkinson Center Garden Court

April 11th Wilkinson Center 3280/90

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Chiara Aliberti

(801) 201-1356

 

Kayla Crandall

(801) 376-2047

Fri 9-10am

 

Liz Powley

(801) 699-6095

 

Alastair Scheuermann

(385) 626-5504

 

Joseph Sherman

(480) 798-0072

 

Mark Strong

(480) 389-8493

 

Abraham Smith-Driggs

(801) 953-7510

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

For questions contact refugee@byu.edu and join our Y-serve Refugee Facebook page. We will keep you updated concerning upcoming events. 

Experiences: 

Experiences

Being part of Refugee bettered my life. I witnessed BYU’s love for refugees ignite as volunteers multiplied with each service event. I was able to become friends with individuals who fled from their homelands seeking refuge here; their beautiful cultures and inspiring stories pricked my heart.

–Candice LeSueur (2016)

 

I joined Y-Serve because I needed 10 hours of service for a class. But what I came away with was new friends, a deeper relationship with my Savior, and a more balanced life. I feel more well-rounded, happy, and spiritually alive when I serve. I am so happy I am doing this!!

-Abraham Smith-Driggs (2017)

 


Stay in the loop by joining our Y-Serve Refugee Facebook page!