This year as we recognize World Refugee Day, I'd like to ask your support in raising funding for our new youth life skills program in the Mahama Camp

Hour by hour, the news informs us about the complex problems throughout the world, and the refugee crisis is one of them. International Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. According to the United Nations, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people around the world. In addition, 86% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing countries, including Rwanda.

The Refugee Empowerment and Support Task Force (REST) is working on projects to assist Burundian refugees living in Rwanda: teaching young men to farm, equipping women with sewing machines and training to help them build businesses, and making education accessible for the kids.

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Any amount helps us achieve our goals

Your generosity goes directly to fund projects supporting the Burundian refugees in the Mahama Refugee Camp. You can donate below with your credit card or PayPal account or make checks payable to "Refugee Empowerment and Support Taskforce" and send to: 1613 North Garfield st, Arlington VA, 22201.

The REST is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


But if you’re wondering “can I really make an impact,” take a look at the options below…


Monthly donations

$10 can go a long way:

  • 10 needles or 18 sq. ft. of fabric for the Tabita Project

  • 20 sapplings for Trees of Peace

  • 20 notebooks, pencils and other school supplies for the RLS Scholarship Fund

  • 5lbs. of fertilizer and 100 seeds to be cultivated by the Youth Farming Collective


Corporate partnerships

Does your company have a Corporate Social Responsibility team or funds reserved non-profits that fit their mission for giving?

The REST is a 501c3 organization, which means that your company can donate funds and write off taxes in the same breath.

Win-win, right?