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3 Ways to Help Refugees in Atlanta

By August 1, 2023September 29th, 2023No Comments
3 Ways to Help Refugees in Atlanta

Atlanta is a city that’s known for welcoming refugees with open arms. Many leaders and citizens in our community are actively reaching out with assistance in an effort to help refugees not only thrive in their new home, but also bring a little bit of their old home back to life.

Looking for a way to help refugees in Atlanta? In this post, you’ll learn about some of Atlanta’s growing refugee-owned business.

Next time you find yourself in need of cleaning, cookies, or coffee, pick one of these 3 businesses below!

1. Clean Your House With Dwell Service

House Cleaning with Dwell Service

Serving the Clarkston/Decatur area, Dwell Cleaning is driven by two core purposes: to help you keep your home and business clean, and to employ local refugees.

Founder and executive director Andrew Kraft started Dwell Service back in 2012 with one employee. Since then, it has grown it into a business that is good not just for the home, but for the community. The origin of Dwell centers around giving refugees the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives and other families’ lives. The best part? You can help refugees in Atlanta – and get a clean home in the process!

To browse services and schedule your house cleaning, visit DwellService.com for more information.

2. Eat Cookies With Sweet, Sweet Syria

As everyone knows, the path to the soul is with food. But, for Ruwaida, it is so much more than that. For her, food is the key connecting her back home. Food is the way in which she will grow. And, food is the way in which she seeks to show the warm, familial side of her country that many only see now as war-torn.

Through the success of a GoFundMe account and numerous, generous supporters of her newfound entrepreneurship, Ruwaida has crafted a cookie business here in Atlanta that shows the ‘sweet, sweet’ side of Syria. The foundation of her craft, her Syrian cookie molds, were one of the very few items her family brought with them to America. In a beautiful twist of fate, these cookie molds are bringing Ruwaida and her family hope in a new country.

Learn more about Ruwaida’s story at sweetsweetsyria.com. Additionally, you can also like their Facebook page (Sweet, Sweet Syria) to stay updated on when to place cookie orders.

3. Drink Coffee at Refuge Coffee Co.

Refuge Coffee Company Atlanta

At Refuge Coffee Co., they’re bringing energy and life into the Clarkston/Atlanta area – and not just with caffeine! As a company committed to the success of local refugees, Refugee bridges gaps in the community’s approach to helping refugees. They prioritize opportunity, hospitality, and awareness of the problems that refugees face in adjusting to life here in Atlanta.

Refuge Coffee Co. offers job training and employment opportunities for refugees. Additionally, they aim to change the surrounding environment where many refugees now live. The hope is to open local minds and hearts to a symbiotic relationship that is necessary for the success of all residents in the area, old and new. Whether you like a good cause or just really love coffee, show your support for Refuge Coffee Co. and get caffeinated AND cultured.

Stop by for a taste at 4170 E. Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Clarkston, GA 30021. Visit refugeecoffeeco.com to learn more about how Refuge Coffee Co. is changing (and caffeinating) local lives.

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