Alternative Gifts help UCC Global Ministries

Alternative Gifts help UCC Global Ministries

This year we raised $180 for the United Church of Christ’s Global Ministries. These donations are helping the Istanbul Interfaith Migrant Program.

This program started in 1991 as a response to the refugees in Turkey who were seeking asylum from the first Gulf War. Today the IIMP focuses on the most marginalized of immigrants, namely women, children, and vulnerable men.  Immigrants arrive in a variety of ways, some legally, some smuggled in by human traffickers, others having fled dangerous situations. The IIMP provides, housing, education, clothing and other assistant to the refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in Turkey. The programs include Mom and Tots which provides milk, diapers and vitamins to women and children in need;  Adult Education which helps people with literacy and language lessons; and subsidies for rent and hot meals.

Our contributions will help to sustain and improve the existing programs. THANK YOU for your kind donations!