Helping refugees

2 thoughts on “Helping refugees

  • February 15, 2017 at 9:32 am

    When I learned about the Global Grace Cafe, I was interested and excited on many levels: First, my mouth watered at the thought of being able to try so many different cultural dishes, cooked by people who do this every day for their family. I was touched, thankful and humbled to know that something personal was being done to help refugees and asylum seekers directly and that I could participate in it, even if it was only eating at the cafe. I am disappointed though that the Cafe is not open on the weekends, the only time that I could visit, but I understand that everyone needs their weekends off!

    I also wonder if GGC has a thrift shop that accepts and donates clothing and household items to these new settlers. I’ve just moved from a 3 bdrm house to a 1 bdrm apartment, and have many lovely, useful items I’d rather give to people I know would enjoy and appreciate them, than to a big name organization like Lupus, BB&S, UV, etc. who just resells the items in bulk. I would also like to learn about volunteer opportunities with this group.

    Are you open on Monday, February 20th – Presidents’ Day? Joy

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thank you for your comments, Joy! We’re so glad you’re enjoying the Global Grace Cafe. Maybe someday it will be open on the weekends, but for now it’s just M-F. They do have some catering plans in the works, so be sure to like their Facebook page to stay updated.

      There is a thrift shop located in the same building as the Global Grace Cafe run by the Reformed Church of Highland Park. It’s not specifically connected to refugees or asylees, but it’s doing good work in the community. Whenever there is a specific need for donations or volunteering with those in Interfaith-RISE, we send it out via email – join our email list here.

      Good news! Global Grace Cafe will be open February 20!


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