Join us on Sunday as we kickoff our fabric collection in aid of refugees arriving in Connecticut. In sewing classes at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) newly arrived women are learning job skills, English, and local culture, while making sorely needed clothes for their families and curtains and more for their new homes. So clean out your closets and bring any fabric both decorative and dressmaker, good sewing scissors, rolling cutters and cutting boards, pincushions, needles, measuring tapes, thread, zippers, elastic, trims, batting, and pillows to the box in Smith Hall to be put to immediate wonderful use!

In the last year 263 Syrians, 79 Afghans, 50 Sudanese, 24 Iraqis, and 24 refugees from DRC have settled in CT through Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS). IRIS, in New Haven, is one of three CT agencies addressing their critical needs and facilitating, with the help of volunteers, the rebuilding of their lives.

To find out more come to the info session at the Lifelong Learning Class 10/26 at 7:30pm where through the lens of Acts we’ll consider our role in the refugee crisis.

Contacts: Sally Lambdin at or Marianna Kilbride at