REFUGEE SERVICES: College Students Spend Spring Break Helping LSG's Refugee Clients

Students from Bowdoin CollegeIn March, LSG welcomed 31 students from four universities – Xavier University, Eastern Michigan University, Georgia State University, and Bowdoin College – for Alternative Spring Break Service with Refugee Services.  These dedicated, compassionate and fun-loving students helped us clean out our donation storage to prepare for and host our annual yard sale fundraiser, tutored refugee students in our ASAP afterschool programs in Clarkston, visited refugee families, and spruced up the grounds of the church that hosts the LSG Refugee Clothes Closet. Each group was here for a week and the in-kind value of their service totaled more than $30,000 for Refugee Services.  A large portion those funds will count towards our matching grant program, through which the Office of Refugee Resettlement matches every dollar with $2! Thank you to all the kind, hard-working students who so generously donated their time and talents to LSG’s Refugee Services!