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 will meet a few Wednesdays during the Spring and Summer terms from 7-9pm. 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:

 

June 6th - WSC 3220/22/24

June 13th - WSC 3220/22/24

August 1st - WSC 3220/22/24

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

 

 

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!