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Sponsor a Refugee Family for the Holidays!

By October 31, 2023January 2nd, 2024No Comments

Holiday decorations on the door of the International Insitute of Buffalo

Update: Our Gifts for Good Neighbors program has been extended through the end of 2023. You can still sign up through the link below and drop off your donations on the original dates, December 2 and December 9, or email our Donations Department to schedule your drop off:

We want your help to brighten the season for our New American families! Our Gifts for Good Neighbors program invites donors to sponsor one of our families, including refugees and survivors from many countries, including Afghanistan, Burma, Congo, Guatemala, Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, and Thailand.

We will match interested donors with a family to purchase gifts from that family’s wish list. From there, we’ll deliver the presents to the families at the end of December.

Donors can sponsor based on country of origin, family size, or giving amounts. They can also sponsor more than one family. This is an excellent opportunity to get together a team of your friends or co-workers and make the holiday season memorable for our New American neighbors!

For more information, check out our signup form here to sponsor a family, or email our Donations Department to schedule a drop off:

Many thanks for your support! All the best to you and yours for a safe and happy holiday season!

We’re always looking for volunteers to help further our mission year-round. Please consider becoming an IIB volunteer by signing up on our Volunteer Application Form here! For questions about the Gifts for Good Neighbors program or any other programs offered by IIB, contact Volunteer Coordinator Steve Bosco at