Africa Hope Community | Guest Post by Cait Murphy

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Africa Hope Community was founded by Francine Kanyinda, an immigrant from the Congo. The heart and mission of AHC is to help African refugees and immigrants transition and assimilate to life in Colorado as well as meet tangible needs where resettlement agencies fail because of over saturation. AHC promotes assimilation and independence by working with families on an individual basis to provide basic needs such as furniture, housewares, clothing, etc. They also provide help with financial literacy and personalized introduction to American culture while serving in order to promote community within the African population in Colorado. AHC partners with local churches (African and American communities) throughout the year for cross community interaction through events such as coat drives, school supply drives and social gatherings.

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The AHC has recently created these t-shirts as part of a new fundraising campaign in order to promote even more community interaction. All proceeds from the t-shirts will go directly to meeting the needs of newly arrived refugees. We are working hard to raise money to support and serve these families in many ways. Recently, Africa Hope Community was featured at Waterstone Community Church for an event and the church donated more than $1,300. Some local Sam’s Clubs have also begun partnerships with the AHC. Currently, AHC is looking for an East Denver/Aurora office space in order to open a community center to better serve these African families through regular integration oriented classes and community events.

Come join us this Saturday, December 13 from 3pm-9pm at The Infinite Monkey Theorem (3200 Larimer Street, Denver CO 80205) to purchase your t-shirt and sign up for further involvement with the AHC. This holiday shop also features other local artisans, businesses and organizations working to build community.

If you’d like more information or to order a t-shirt, please email me directly at Cait.Murphy@yahoo.com

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http://africahopecommunity.org/

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