The following organizations assist Keeping Our Promise Rochester with community partnerships and grants:
Miles4Migrants is 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 Kodesh hosts 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 Saints has 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 Church offers 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 Rochesterprovides a limited amount of diapers and diapering supplies to our families for their infants and toddlers during their first year in Rochester.
Barakah Muslim Charity provides food to our war-time allies in need when they first arrive, or for those who may be underemployed when first starting out in the workforce. They have also helped with blankets and other household items.
First Presbyterian Church of Honeoye Falls provides blankets, sheets, pillows and towels to our new families when they first arrive in Rochester.
Messiah Lutheran Evangelical Church helps 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. BabyQuip help us with strollers, compliant car seats and compliant cribs when families arrive with babies and small children.
Saints Place offers every family clothing when they first arrive to Rochester.
Lear Stables LLC of Honeoye Falls, NY offers a discounted riding program for our SIV children.
The Kaid Project of Honeoye Falls, NY offers Christmas toys to the children of our war-time allies who have resettled in the Rochester area. The dates this year are Dec. 17 & 18, from 12:00 (noon) to 9 p.m. Parents or Caring Circle members may "shop" for 2-3 gifts per child at the Honeoye Falls Community Center. Association of War-Time Allies keeps us connected to what is going on in Washington, D.C. regarding the status of the Special Immigrant Visa Program, and helps direct us to national grants that can help our program locally. We also work in partnership with them to direct our war-time allies to resettlement in cities where we know our families will have much-needed support networks.