Each year, RIC-AAU reaches out to more than 2,000 refugees and immigrants in the community. Many come to the United States with stories of war, persecution, and loss. But their stories don’t end there. Your gift provides much-needed support and opportunity for families to build safe and fulfilling lives in Utah.
The Gift of Transportation
In Utah, 70% of Refugees don't have a reliable source of transportation. This is a big obstacle. They need to get around town to work, classes, markets, etc. and a BUS PASS is a wonderful way to make this happen! We receive UTA bus passes at a 50% off discount at $42 each month. You can donate now on our website to help reduce the cost to our clients by clicking on the "Give Now" button at the top of the page. In the "Comment" box, please write Bus Passes. Thank you for the gift of transportation!
Currently, we are only accepting the following items:
- Diaper wipes
- Full-sized shampoo & conditioner
- Laundry detergent
- Bars of soap
- Dish soap
- Shaving cream
- Large area rugs
Due to space constraints, we are unable to accept clothing or furniture. Theses donations can be better utilized by the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City and Catholic Community Services of Utah.
Books for the ESL Childcare Support
The ESL Childcare Support program at the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Center teaches refugee children the building blocks of literacy, so they are ready to learn when they enter school. Currently, the program is seeking donations of the following books:
Send a check payable to Asian Association of Utah to:
Asian Association of Utah
Attn: Andrea Cox
155 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Smith’s Community Rewards
RIC-AAU is a member of the Smith’s Community Rewards program. By enrolling your rewards card and selecting us as your charity, every time you shop at Smith’s you help us earn money! Enroll here.