The following organizations assist Keeping Our Promise with community partnerships and grants:
Miles4Migrantsis a partner organization that help us get airline tickets for SIV families from Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Greece or other countries to Rochester in an emergency when the family cannot wait for tickets from the International Office of Migration (IOM). They have helped our SIV families in medical emergencies, or if visas were issued with a short expiration date of 4 weeks or less. Miles4Migrants accepts frequent flyer miles to help these families who are in in dire need to get to safety.
Temple B'rith Kodeshhosts our annual Spring Dinner offering traditional Afghan and Iraqi food, a silent auction with items for everyone, which helps us support our resettlement program! TBK has been instrumental in helping us to build bridges between our inter-faith communities and our war-time allies here in Rochester. We are grateful that they invite and include our families in many of their events, and learn about each other's traditions and cultures.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintshas given us a grant for beds, dressers, dining tables, food staples and personal hygiene items for our newly-arrived families. LDS is also helping to help cover the gas costs of delivering furniture donations to the apartments of our war-time allies.
Asbury First United Methodist Churchoffers monthly food baskets to our newly arrived families for their first 6-12 months in Rochester. They are also our primary sponsor for our children's horseback riding program and one week summer camp at Lear Stables LLC in Honeoye Falls, NY. Asbury also assists with clothing through their program at Asbury Storehouse.
R-Community Bikes offers a free bicycle to every wartime ally and their family members. A bike is a necessity for getting around town before our SIV families have a member with a driver's license.
The Junior League of Rochester provides a limited amount of diapers and diapering supplies to our families for their infants and toddlers during their first year in Rochester.
Rochester Greenovation provides office and storage space to KOP, reducing storage expenses for furniture and other household items. In exchange, KOP staff and volunteers work at Greenovation on Saturdays.
Messiah Lutheran Evangelical Churchhelps with cleaning supplies, soaps and shampoo and other personal hygiene supplies for our families when they first arrive, and hosts fund-raising dinners to help with first month's rent a a security deposit for a new family.
The Pirate Toy Fundis the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys year-round to children in need throughout the Greater Rochester region. The Pirate Toy Fund reached out in 2021 at the height of evacuations from Afghanistan wanting to support our arriving children. Since then, our KOP Toy Coordinators have received regular supplies. Play is a universal language, and promotes healing for children caring trauma. BabyQuip help us with strollers, compliant car seats and compliant cribs when families arrive with babies and small children.
Saint's Placeoffers every family clothing when they first arrive to Rochester.
Lear Stables LLCof Honeoye Falls, NY offers a discounted riding program for our SIV children.
The Kaid Projectof Honeoye Falls, NY offers Christmas toys to the children of our war-time allies who have resettled in the Rochester area.