After the events in Afghanistan that occurred in the last year, Afghan families are already arriving and resettling in Silicon Valley, seeking safety and a better life for themselves and for their children. Many of these families left their home country with very few possessions of their own, and we are calling in our community to support these families as they rebuild their lives here in Santa Clara County.
As we have for almost five decades, AACI welcomes these newest members of our diverse community and stands ready to assist them as they adjust to their new lives. AACI’s Center for Survivors of Torture is the only specialized behavioral health program in Santa Clara County to provide services to newly arrived refugees. We hope you will join us in welcoming our newest neighbors and in doing all that we can to assist them during this transition.
Please note that AACI has a new items only policy. Because these families and individuals are currently going through the process of resettling into a new home and many arrived with only a small bag of their personal belongings, we want to ensure that all donations are new and unused to help them rebuild their lives with dignity.
How do I know which families need support or what items I should donate?
- You can choose an individual or family to "adopt" by selecting a profile below.
- By clicking on a profile, you can learn more about the individual or family's background and wish list(s).
- Please note: we ask that you sponsor a family only if you are able to fulfill the entire family's wish list. For larger families that may have larger wish lists, we encourage you to gather your friends and/or family members to collect and donate items together.
Is there a deadline for when I need to donate by?
- Certain wish lists have a fulfillment deadline. The deadline will be included in the profile description.
If you have any questions regarding your donation, please reach out to the Resource Development team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to explore other ways to give, visit our collection drive, AACI Assists: Welcome Kits for Refugee Families, here: www.roonga.com/aaciwelcomekits.