Visitation Students, Families Help Refugees Create New Homes

During the month of December, Visitation students collected a truckfull of household goods and toys for eight refugee families. For the school's annual Advent service project, Visitation's Christian Service team decided to help migrant families from the Middle East who have come to the United States to seek refuge and start a new life for themselves and their families. Many of these families have helped the United States military and cannot safely stay in their homelands. Like many immigrants who have come here, they arrived with only the clothes on their backs.

Through a Catholic Charities program called Migration and Refugee Services, Visitation assisted these families by donating items to ease in their transition. Each grade level adopted two families and collected bedding; car seats; Metro cards; gift certificates; kitchen supplies; warm coats, hats and gloves; and toys to help the parents and children feel settled in their new homes.

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