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December 2022

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Refugee Services of Texas at Rio Grande Valley is excited to announce our first-ever Give the Gift of Warmth Coat Drive. We are collecting blankets, coats, and sweaters to provide for our clients to get through the cold months comfortably.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used, freshly laundered items for adults, teens, and children of all ages and sizes. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours from October 15 to December 1.

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Emily Rodriguez at (956) 336-1044.

Houston Coat Drive

Refugee Services of Texas at Houston is excited to announce our first-ever Give the Gift of Warmth Coat Drive. We are collecting coats, sweaters, scarves, socks, and shoes to provide for our clients to get through the cold months comfortably.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used, freshly laundered items for adults, teens, and children of all ages and sizes. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours from now until the first week of December.

Want to make an in-kind donation, but don't have the items on hand? Order from our Amazon Wish List and the items will be sent directly to our office!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org or 469-599-0163.

Holiday Gift Drive

Thursday, December 1, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

San Antonio Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm2:00 pm
Graphic with San Antonio's skyline and event information in text

Want to become a Volunteer for Refugee Services of Texas - San Antonio? All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training which we host the first Thursday of each month. Visit our website to learn more and sign-up for this event via Volunteer Hub at the link above.

If you have any questions please contact San Antonio's Community Engagement Coordinator Sarahi. We look forward to serving alongside you!

Holiday Gift Drive

Friday, December 2, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

UPC Alternative Gift Market

Join us at UPC's Alternative Gift Market! RST will have a booth selling Plated Stories. We hope to see you there.

Around the Table: Stories and Recipes From Home

Join RST for a community potluck meal hosted by The Table Market & Culinary Studio in Fort Worth. Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to taste food from our cookbook, learn about resettlement in Fort Worth from RST staff and former refugees, and hear about Marwa's journey to the US.

To participate in this event, please reserve your spot in advance and sign up to make a dish from our cookbook to bring to the potluck! Spots are limited to 16 people, so register now to reserve your spot. Upon registration, you will receive the sign-up sheet. This event costs $20* and is BYOB.

* 50% of proceeds benefit RST to support the work we do and the clients we serve. The other 50% will cover event materials and space.

Please feel free to contact Hope Goldman at hgoldman@rstx.org with any questions!

Holiday Gift Drive

Monday, December 5, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

★★★

Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Thursday, December 8, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

★★★

Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Friday, December 9, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Villages Austin Benefit Day

Complete your holiday shopping at Ten Thousand Villages on December 9th, and 15% of your purchase will be donated to RST! RST staff will be on-site to greet you and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

Villages Austin also carries our cookbook, Plated Stories, so come get yourself or your loved one a copy.

Mission Market at FUMC Plano

Shop with purpose and give a gift that gives back to the local and worldwide community. Do your holiday shopping at FUMC Plano's Mission Market with over 20 unique vendors. From fair trade coffee to handmade textiles and jewelry to RST's cookbook, Plated Stories, you will find the right gifts for everyone on your list.

Plated Stories: Legacies from Home to Table features over 20 stories and 50 recipes shared by refugees, survivors of trafficking, and asylees across Texas! 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will support the displaced families served by RST.

We hope to see you there!

Mission Market at FUMC Plano

Shop with purpose and give a gift that gives back to the local and worldwide community. Do your holiday shopping at FUMC Plano's Mission Market with over 20 unique vendors. From fair trade coffee to handmade textiles and jewelry to RST's cookbook, Plated Stories, you will find the right gifts for everyone on your list.

Plated Stories: Legacies from Home to Table features over 20 stories and 50 recipes shared by refugees, survivors of trafficking, and asylees across Texas! 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will support the displaced families served by RST.

We hope to see you there!

Mission Market at FUMC Plano

Shop with purpose and give a gift that gives back to the local and worldwide community. Do your holiday shopping at FUMC Plano's Mission Market with over 20 unique vendors. From fair trade coffee to handmade textiles and jewelry to RST's cookbook, Plated Stories, you will find the right gifts for everyone on your list.

Plated Stories: Legacies from Home to Table features over 20 stories and 50 recipes shared by refugees, survivors of trafficking, and asylees across Texas! 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will support the displaced families served by RST.

We hope to see you there!

Holiday Gift Drive

Monday, December 12, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Kendra Scott Day of Giving

For Kendra Scott's 20 Days of Giving, Kendra Scott - Domain will be donating 20% of all proceeds when you make a purchase in-store on December 13 and mention Refugee Services of Texas! Whether you are shopping for yourself or others, you can shop knowing you're helping out refugees, SIVs, survivors of human trafficking, and other related vulnerable populations in your community!

RST Staff will be on-site, so come and say hi!

You can also use code GIVEBACK-DBVGC when you checkout online all day on 12/13.

For more information visit the link below!

Come celebrate one year of RST - San Antonio!

Whether you're a continued supporter or interested in learning more, all are encouraged to stop by, enjoy refreshments, meet our staff, and connect with RST leadership.

This event is free and open to the public! Please RSVP in advance.

Holiday Gift Drive

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Thursday, December 15, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

★★★

Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Friday, December 16, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

★★★

Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Family Sponsorship

Do you want to sponsor a refugee family this holiday season? During the holidays, we invite our community to support one of our families in need. Each family creates a wish list of three items, and as a sponsor, you would choose one item to purchase for your family!

Sponsors will have until Friday, December 16, 2022, to deliver the gifts to our office at 2404 F Street, Suite C, Harlingen, TX 78552.

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If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a family, please get in touch with Emily Rodriguez at erodriguez@rstx.org or 956-336-1044.

Holiday Gift Drive

Monday, December 19, 2022
8:30 am4:30 pm

Refugee Services of Texas - Houston is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for our clients! We are collecting toys and gifts to help our client families celebrate the holidays.

Here’s how YOU can help! Donate new or gently used toys or gifts for children of all ages, teens, and adults. Donations can be accepted at our office Monday through Friday during regular business hours through December 19.

If you don't have something on hand to donate but still want to contribute, visit our Amazon Wish List, and items will be shipped directly to us!

Thank you for your generosity, and happy holidays!

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Have any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Alima at jalima@rstx.org.

Austin Donation Drive!

RST Austin is holding a donation drive for families in our community!

Please support our new neighbors by bringing gently used or new household items to the RST Austin Service Center, such as:
➤ Rugs,
➤ Lamps,
➤ Décor items,
➤ Dishes,
➤ Flatware,
➤ Cookware,
➤ Kitchen appliances,
➤ Working laptops/phones (unlocked and with chargers),
➤ New sheets and pillows,
➤ Toiletries set,
➤ Iron,
➤ Clean blankets, and
➤ Vacuums, towels, toys, and suitcases in good condition

**Unfortunately, we cannot accept clothes of any kind or condition. Thank you for your understanding.

Please drop off donations between 9 AM and 11 AM at the RST Austin Service Center and ask for Sayeda or Theanna. Reach out to Sayeda or Theanna with any questions! Thank you.

Sayeda: srasul@rstx.org | 469-599-0356
Theanna: tchantarojwong@rstx.org | (469) 393-0972, ext 816

If you want to contribute but can’t make it in person or don’t have these items on hand, our Amazon Wish List has our most up-to-date donation needs that get shipped directly to our office! Visit the link below to donate.

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  • St. Davids Foundation
    St. Davids Foundation
  • Child Welfare Fund
    Child Welfare Fund
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign

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    UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Hope Supply Co.
    Hope Supply Co.
  • Pro Literacy
    Pro Literacy
  • BCBSTX
    BCBSTX
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
    Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
  • United Way of Cameron County
    United Way of Cameron County
  • United Way Dallas
    United Way Dallas
  • Tableau
    Tableau
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
    Amarillo Area Foundation
  • All Together ATX
    All Together ATX
  • City of Austin- Office of Equity
    City of Austin- Office of Equity
  • One Star Foundation
    One Star Foundation
  • City of Dallas
    City of Dallas
  • Shapiro Foundation
    Shapiro Foundation
  • Trusted World
    Trusted World
  • Frost Bank
    Frost Bank
  • Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo Drafthouse
  • HEB
    HEB
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