Run for Refugees – Sunday, February 3, 2013

University of Connecticut School of Social Work students and faculty are running and walking in the Sixth Annual Run for Refugees on February 3, 2013 in New Haven. Money raised goes to Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. We are hoping that you would consider joining our team. You may also donate to IRIS under the UConn School of Social Work team.

All money raised will help IRIS continue their important work placing refugees in decent housing, learning English, finding them good jobs, providing legal assistance, and stocking IRIS’s food pantry. This event promises to be a fun and collaborative effort towards social justice.

Registration Directions:
Register to run or walk with us by clicking the following:

Register as an individual (cost is $27). On the second page, there will be a text box where you may enter a team name; enter UCONN SOCIAL WORK to join our team. Please also send Jennifer Willett an email so we can all coordinate for race day (

Fundraising Directions:
You may donate to the UConn School of Social Work Team by clicking the following:

You can also choose to fundraise under your own name. If you raise $100, you can run for free! Go to this website and click “fundraise”:

Thank you so much! We appreciate your contribution and hope you will consider racing with us!

UConn School of Social Work Run for Refugees Team

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