Gifts that Give Hope

The holiday season is upon us, that frenzied time of feasting on traditional foods, spending time with loved ones, and, of course, shopping for gifts. But the spirit of giving is sometimes tempered by a spirit of dread and exhaustion while navigating crowded malls and trying to make emotional sense of the consumer side of these blessed days.

This year, MCC Refugee Services is happy to be able help you out a bit! Our recently self-published book, This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota, is available for purchase online or in person.  This Much I Can Tell You features 18 first-hand accounts of refugee journeys from nine different countries and includes helpful introductions for each section. With this gift, you’ll be able to share your interest in refugees with friends and family and benefit refugees in our community through the work of MCC Refugee Services. By spreading the word about our remarkable new neighbors, you are helping to create a more welcoming community.

We also have beautiful new blank note cards featuring “Hope” in many different refugee languages. The proceeds support programs which help refugees in Minnesota achieve self-sufficiency, form meaningful relationships, and pursue their dreams.

We have one additional gift option to share with you. In honor of a loved one, you can make a donation towards a specific refugee need and we’ll send you a Hope greeting card to give to the recipient with an explanation of what their gift will accomplish. This option is perfect for the person who has everything!
Options include:
$40 provides 2 bus cards to employment-seeking refugees
$20 purchases a rice cooker for a new arrival
$10 will outfit a refugee’s kitchen with necessary cooking utensils
You can make your donation online

We wish you a very happy Holiday season!

Book and Note card Purchasing Information:
You can purchase the book for $15, plus shipping and handling online: Buy Online

To avoid the costs of shipping and handling, and to receive a special Christmas discount, stop into our office between November 28 and December 22 and purchase the book for just $12. You can also purchase a set of 6 Hope greeting cards for $5 when you come into our office.

We’re open from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Ask for Naomi or Jennifer at the front desk.
122 W. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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