International Rescue Committee Bags--Colorado, USA

Hi Teresa.

I just wanted to show you what is happening with some of your beautiful bags at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) today.  One of our interns, Emma, is filling about 20 of them with donated items of:
  • Paper towels or toilet paper
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Bar and liquid hand soap
  • Tooth brushes and tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Kitchen towel
  • Sponges
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
When our refugee clients come to the office for intake meetings, it is always nice to send them home with donated items that they can immediately use and not have to buy at the store.  Now we can also send them home with strong, beautiful bags to carry them in.  I also saw some of the bags being used this morning on a housing set up.  One of the volunteers said that they are always looking for bags for carrying the small items for a housing set up and they were so excited about these bags!

Thank you again for making such a positive difference for our clients.  It really means a lot.

Thanks again for all of the wonderful bags.  Also, if you would like to see a really touching segment from the November 17 "60 Minutes" episode about IRC, here's the link to this segment called "The Youngest Refugees."

It runs about 14 minutes.  You may want to have some hankies handy.

With deep gratitude - Susan

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