June Recap: World Refugee & Immigrant Month

Looking back on an incredible month of growth, celebration, and support for the Hello Neighbor community

July 12, 2021

We were blown away by your support and generosity during this year’s World Refugee & Immigrant Heritage Month! With your help, we managed to accomplish so much in our community in such a short amount of time.

Together in June, we…

  • celebrated our newest neighbors and the tremendous ways they contribute to our communities, cities, and the world.
  • gathered for park meetups, restaurant fundraisers, and a multitude of other fun and exciting events.
  • rallied around our Smart Start and Study Buddy programs during two community support days, providing direct assistance to our newest neighbors in deeply impactful ways.
  • welcomed 14 new members to the New Neighbor Collective, an important step in establishing and maintaining sustainable programs for our newest neighbors. Thanks to a generous match from our board of directors, each new member saw their first three monthly gifts matched!
  • elevated the voices of newest neighbors in our community as they shared their journey and lived migration experience.
  • hosted two vaccine clinics in partnership with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and UPMC as part of our campaign this June! Read the full recap here.

Check out these amazing story highlights from World Refugee & Immigrant Heritage Month!

From the bottom of our hearts: thank you, for being present and for showing up to support refugees and immigrants. Together we’re building a more welcoming world and we could not do it without you.

If you missed our campaign in June, no need to fear! It’s never too late to support our newest neighbors. We are always looking for new members to join our monthly giving community. Help Hello Neighbor move our mission forward today.

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Visit our World Refugee & Immigrant Heritage Month page for a full overview of everything our community accomplished this June.

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