FRI & SAT NOV 19 & 20 / 9AM-5PM

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all our blessings. The arrival of our Afghan allies is an opportunity for us to pay it forward for all we have received. Every one of us can make a difference in someone’s life!

Only two percent of citizens are native to the land the U.S. encompasses, so most U.S. citizens have roots in other nations. Considering our history, there is nothing more American than an immigrant. Ensuring that every immigrant has access to housing, food, medical/mental health services and community support is critical to a successful resettlement journey. Resettling to a new country can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Our role as community members is to welcome members to their new homes and create an environment of trust, dignity, and self-determination. The need is great.

Donation Drive
The Church in Aurora and the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) are co-sponsoring a donation drive to help Afghans establish homes in northeast Ohio. Aurora residents are invited to donate to the drive or to volunteer:

The Church in Aurora / Located at 146 South Chillicothe Road
+ Friday, November 19, 9am to 5pm
+ Saturday, November 20, 9am to 5pm

Ways to Get Involved
+ Drive up and drop off donations (see donation needs list below).
+ Receipts for tax purposes will be provided to donors at the drive.
+ Information about the work of USCRI or to donate money on-line is available at
+ To volunteer during the donation drive, email Liz Sutter by EMAIL

Donation Needs
Click here for a list of urgent needs. These items should be new or in excellent condition and must be clean.