Dear Friends, In the space of three short (yet long) weeks, our lives have changed dramatically. And, in light of Governor Northam’s expanded stay-at-home order earlier this week, it is starting to sink in that this “new normal” is with us for at least the next two months. It is hard to comprehend the impact that two or…

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**UPDATED 4/3/20** There is no doubt that the refugee and SIV population in Charlottesville is disproportionately affected by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of this page is threefold: (1) To inform International Neighbors’ volunteers and clients of the ways our programs and community partnerships are impacted. (2) To offer our clients the most…

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At International Neighbors, the safety and well-being of our neighbors, volunteers, and staff are our top priorities. We want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the evolving conditions of the coronavirus through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vriginia Department of Health, and remain proactive in planning the best ways…

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International Neighbors joins members of the Hello Neighbor Network, a cohort of nine community-based refugee support organizations across the U.S, in releasing this joint statement responding to the expansion of the travel ban, which went into effect on February 21. On January 31, 2020, the Trump Administration released a statement to expand the ongoing travel…

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With displaced populations reaching record numbers worldwide, the refugees and Special Immigrant Visa-holders (SIVs) who have made it to our small, welcoming community in Charlottesville consider themselves fortunate. But their arrival here is just the start of another difficult journey.  This Christmas morning I am thinking of two families, in particular, who face common challenges—food insecurity and managing…

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Sewing is having a moment at International Neighbors. It has come into focus lately because of the way it connects cultures and brings people with shared interests together, and because having the ability to sew can change lives for the better. On this front, we have “sew much news” we are excited to share: A C-VILLE…

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Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.  For many nonprofits, including IN, Giving Tuesday is also one…

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Dear Friends, As I write this, it’s the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and many of us are already traveling to be with our families or preparing to receive them at home. It’s a time of mixed feelings. We’re filled with happiness at the thought of being with our loved ones—and perhaps even to meet a newly…

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Our Great Neighbor Gathering and Coat Drive in October was a huge success! We made this video as a thank-you to all of the volunteers and community partners who made it possible! Special thanks go out to Peace Frogs/Travel Outfitters for collecting 300 coats; and to the students, parents, and teachers of Charlottesville Waldorf School…

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