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World Refugee Day 2015

Refugee and Immigration Services’ seventh annual World Refugee Day festival saw another year of beautiful community celebration! We invited the Columbia community to come together and celebrate the bravery and strength of our local refugee population. Held at Broadway Christian Church, there was an international potluck, games, crafts and live entertainment for participants. Please celebrate with us again next June!

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Refugee Garden

The Columbia Refugee Garden, located behind the Broadway Christian Church and founded in 2009, is a community garden built specifically for Columbia’s refugee population. The garden offers refugees a chance to reconnect with their heritage through farming and growing plants and foods native to their homelands. Keep tabs on the garden’s progress with our photo gallery.

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International Market Day

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Past World Refugee Days

All of the fun memories made are still with us! The next World Refugee Day celebration is June 27th at Broadway Christian Church from 6 to 9pm. Don’t miss it!

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VAC Holiday Program

Every year the Voluntary Action Center has a Holiday Program to provide families with food and gifts for the holidays. We received lots of donations for our refugee families, and have enjoyed being able to play Santa and hand out all of the gifts.

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