If you have any questions regarding gifts, please contact:
Clare Bonsignore at 202-629-5948, Pat McDermott at 202-629-5939; Elizabeth Ward at 202.629.5906
Given the gravity of the situation on in Syria, JRS is in need of your financial support there.
• $11.55: a pair of school shoes, or a school bag, for one child
Your gift makes a huge impact in the lives of the refugees and displaced people we serve. Here are some examples of ways your gifts are used in JRS projects around the world.
• $45: complete school uniform for a child
• $68: one month's rent of an apartment for a displaced family (often families of more than six people all live together in one room)
• $92: 100 liters of heating oil (for winter)
• $105: a basic family kit: one mattress, two sheets, one pillow, two blankets and two towels
• $130: a food-basket for a five-person family for one month
• $160: winter clothing for one family (pullover, jacket, trousers, shoes)
• $5,300: one day support for the families sheltered in the schools in Aleppo
• $11,419: cost of running a field kitchen per month in Damascus, providing 2,700 hot meals each day
• $65,000: cost of running a field kitchen per month in Aleppo, providing 17,000 hot meals each day
• $125 a year covers the cost of educating one student for the school year at a JRS school in refugee camps at Mae Hong Song in northern Thailand, along the border with Burma.
• $100 will provide a new refugee in Nairobi, Kenya, with food, rent and medical support for up to four months.
• $6,000 will allow Jesuit Refugee Service to provide counseling training to more than 100 refugee leaders and provide life skills and awareness-raising workshops to 1,000 refugees in a single year in Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia.
• Just $200 will allow a refugee in Addis Ababa to attend trainings on skills such as hairdressing and leather craft, thus providing them with a skill they can use to sustain themselves in the future.
• $400 will allow a child to attend preschool in Nairobi and provide him/her with the necessary uniforms and school books.
• $500 will allow JRS to provide crafts training to urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda, thus providing them with skills they can use to sustain themselves in the future.