Don't Cry...I'm Here

A Video Clip Taken Before Our Star Tribune Newspaper Interview

Don’t Cry…I’m Here was visited by a Star Tribune reporter to do a story on our charity.  Here is a display I set up for the reporter.  I will post a link to the story as soon as it is published.

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We had our Arrive Ministries of Richfield, MN tote pick-up today at the DCIH Workshop. Laura has recently taken Rebekah’s (our previous connect person) position at Arrive Ministries….so this is our first meeting with her. She comes to Arrive Ministries from another state….but has 7 years of experience in refugee work. She has a wealth of knowledge and it was interesting to hear how refugee work crosses the state lines….and all agencies are somewhat the same and connected.
 
Here are some photos of today’s Arrive Ministries tote pick-up.

Refugee Resettlement Agencies Now Pick Up Gift Totes At Our New Don’t Cry…I’m Here Workshop

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We had our Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services of Minneapolis tote pick-up today at the DCIH Workshop. Megan, a co-worker of Margaret Yapp, our connect person from LSS, came to pick them up. It was a pleasure to meet her and learn about the state of the refugee situation right now.

Here are some photos of today’s LSS tote pick-up.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Is Featured In a Story By Arrive Ministries in Richfield Minnesota

Don’t Cry…I’m Here is featured in a story by Arrive Ministries, a refugee resettlement organization located in Richfield, Minnesota. This is a very touching article . Make sure you click on the link to read the full article and see more photos.

We are reaching right to the heart of our mission. Thank you to each and every one of our DCIH members.

 

God’s Provision Shown Through Sunglasses

One Infant Baby Doll Tote Delivered to The Center For Victims of Torture for a Baby Karen Girl

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Here are some photos of our delivery to The Center For Victims of Torture from yesterday. We just had a short visit with them, because we had to get moving along to our 2nd delivery of the day.

Enjoy the photos!

A Delivery Made To Arrive Ministries For Refugee Children From Ukraine and Congo

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Here are some photos of our delivery to Arrive Ministries yesterday. Had a very nice talk, the Arrive Ministries Communications Director did an interview with me….and I learned more about the refugee process. This is an amazing learning process for me…. as I learn about the process that the families go through, and the processes of the resettlement offices. The more I learn….the more my passion for this work intensifies.

Enjoy the photos!

A Karen Family From Burma Will Receive “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Gift Totes For Their Children

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Here are some photos of today’s delivery of Doll, Buddy Bear and Teen Totes to The Center for Victims of Torture. CVT does the work that most of us could not do….and that is to help these families through the torture they have suffered. They listen and support torture sufferers through everything they have gone through. My heart does flip-flops when we make a delivery to CVT.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Continues Their Work With Lutheran Social Service–Refugee Services In Minneapolis

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Here are some photos of today’s delivery of Doll, Buddy Bear and Teen Totes to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis. It was such a pleasure to meet up with Margaret Yapp to make this delivery for these little Ethiopian, Somali, Congolese, Arab, and Eritrean kids.

Margaret Yapp said that refugee arrivals continue to be more busy for LSS. And that is just GREAT news. Every child that arrives safely in the United States will find a whole new and exciting life….and DCIH is there to give the children a big WELCOME and something to hug that is their very own.

Refugee Children from Congo and Burma Will Receive Don’t Cry…I’m Here Tote Bags Through Lutheran Social Service and International Institute of Minnesota

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Here are some photos from our two deliveries this past Monday. The first delivery was to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis. The second delivery was to International Institute of Minnesota in St. Paul. Despite the fact that the work we do is very serious work….we have fun making our deliveries. I always seem to learn something new about refugee resettlement…and we always have a hug and a laugh. I have the best job in the world.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here is Becoming Notable to World Leaders

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Jagmeet Singh (Mr. Jagmeet is a former lawyer, a human rights activist and now the Leader of Canada’s Democratic Party) is visiting Welcome Place — at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place. With him is Rita Chahal the Executive Director of Welcome Place — Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council showing him 2 of the doll totes we delivered to them last fall. Jagmeet is visiting MIIC-Welcome Place to understand more fully the refugee work that MIIC-Welcome Place is doing. I was so excited to see that Don’t Cry…I’m Here came out in their meeting as a part of their refugee process. We are a notable part of their process….notable enough to familiarize Mr. Jagmeet with our mission and our work.

DICH is finding it’s way around the world.