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Creating Home Month of Action

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Creating Home Month of Action

It's the biggest time of year for giving, and we need your help to ensure our clients' needs are met and can celebrate the holidays comfortably in their new homes. Participate in Refugee Services of Texas's "Creating Home: Month of Action" to connect, educate, and increase awareness of our mission with the greater Texas community!

There will be prizes for the most active participants!

Here's how to participate:

  1. Make sure you're following us on social media to make it easy to stay engaged!
  2. Participate as much as you can or would like! Every little thing helps to spread the word about RST and the lifesaving services we provide.
  3. Feel free to interpret the daily prompts however you'd like! They were designed to be flexible.
  4. Make sure you tag us and use our hashtag #CreatingHomeMonthofAction so we can see and reshare your posts!

Let's make a big impact this giving season! Thanks for all you do to help us continue to welcome our new neighbors to Texas with open hearts, and fresh starts.

Daily Prompts

November

11/20: Call in Friends to join you in the “Creating Home Month of Action!” Share this webpage.

11/21: Add our Year-End Fundraiser to your bio and share it on your profile page!

11/22: Watch and Share our RST Client Video.

11/23: RSVP to an upcoming event with RST & invite your friends to join you! View our Event Calendar.

11/24: Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? Share a quote, poem, or a few of your own words related to gratitude.

11/25: For Native American Heritage Day, take some time to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of our nation’s first people. View the Native Land Map.

11/26: For Small Business Saturday support Refugee-Owned Businesses! Share your favorite local business online or pay them a visit in-store and snap a picture.

11/27: Cyber Monday is tomorrow! Add RST as a benefactor for Amazon Smile before you complete your holiday shopping. AmazonSmile donates a portion of the proceeds of each sale to a charitable organization of your choice. Just log in here, select Refugee Services of Texas as your favorite non-profit, and enjoy your shopping knowing that you’ll be giving to RST!

11/28: Contribute to our Winter Clothing Drives to help our clients get through the cold months comfortably.

11/29: For Giving Tuesday, donate to your favorite nonprofit! If you can’t donate, but want to let others know to donate, share RST’s mission and year-end fundraiser with your friends and family!

11/30: Volunteer with us! We still have opportunities to volunteer. Visit our Other Ways to Give page or VolunteerHub to see our most pressing volunteer needs. 

December

12/1: World AIDS Day. Join the fight against AIDS and show your support for people living with HIV, and honor those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Wear red and share informative content to help raise awareness about the realities of the pandemic.

12/2: Watch and share an RST video from our YouTube Channel or Social Media to raise awareness for our mission!

12/3: Highlight a Human Rights Nonprofit or advocate! International Human Rights Day is one week away, so let’s dig our heels in to promote nonprofits or all-start advocates who are doing the most to fight for the rights of others.

12/4: It’s National Cookie Day, which means you should crack open your Plated Stories cookbook and bake some of the most delicious cookies you will ever taste! Make sure to share pictures of the finished product,

12/5: Donate In-kind items or share a list of our most-needed! We believe each of our clients deserves the best fresh start, especially after all they have endured, so purchasing from one of our online registries or donating in-kind items is a great way to support our families directly. 

12/6: Share a photo of something yellow & blue to spread awareness for International Human Rights Day on December 10!

12/7: Activism optimism! Share some helpful advice or encouragement to keep your friends and family motivated as the month of action continues! The holidays are near, so spread some cheer!

12/8: Read or watch the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! Did you know it’s been translated into over 500 languages and recorded in 89 languages? Help spread the word by sharing these videos. #StandUp4HumanRights #RightsOutLoud

12/9: For National Letter Writing Day, write to your state representatives demanding equal rights for all. Visit our Advocacy Page to get started.

12/10: For International Human Rights Day, attend one of our events or donate to your favorite social justice nonprofit!

12/11: The holidays are getting closer. Haven’t yet gotten a gift? Order Plated Stories today!

12/12: Dispel a myth about refugees and other displaced people. Visit our website’s FAQ page to learn more and have these responses in your back pocket when you need them.

12/13: Our clients' needs change every week. Share our Other Ways to Give page and our Amazon Wish Lists (listed on our location pages) to help our clients get the things they need.

12/14: Take a moment to reflect on the ways that you have supported our mission and our clients. How have you helped welcome refugees, survivors of trafficking, and other displaced people to Texas and supported them throughout their transition? Thank YOU!

12/15: Identify Community Resources that would benefit the greater community. At RST, we rely heavily on our local partnerships, and we are always looking for more ways to support our clients. Tag RST and your favorite community resources in a post.

12/16: Want to join RST’s team as a volunteer, intern, staff, or board member? We would love to have you! Check out our Careers page to learn more about our opportunities.

12/17: Thank someone! This time of giving is all about showing gratitude. Show your loved ones that you appreciate them however you do it best. Thank you for supporting the work we do, and have a great rest of your holiday season!

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