As many of you know, next week is ‘Sponsorship Week’ and we want all Netrooters to get the most out of it! We want to take the week to answer questions that you might have on your role, on the responsibilities of a sponsor, discuss sponsorship and fundraising ideas and, finally, to get you connected with the recently resettled Iraqis in your area. We hope that you all have taken some time to check out the map and will email us so that we can make introductions!
We are creating a PowerPoint presentation, which includes the agenda for the conference call. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive one (it will also be uploaded into a Forum post)
Many of you have already hit the ground running and are actively assisting some List Project Iraqi families in your area, and we are excited about the prospects for more of you to get on board. This might be the first time that you’ve thought about helping a refugee, much less one from Iraq, but rest assured that you are not alone in recognizing this moral imperative.
In our call on Tuesday, you can take your first steps in this important direction if you haven’t yet done so. In the meantime, please make sure that you have done the following before the call:
1. Add yourself to the map
2. Join a group or create one if there isn’t one nearby (don’t worry, creating a group does not mean you have taken on a whole new burden)
3. Locate the closest Iraqi to you on the map
4. Talk to a few of your friends and family members to see if they’re interested in helping out, and invite them onto Netroots and into your group
5. Read through the Toolkit’s “Sponsorship” track, especially the ‘Top Five’ ideas section
Please help us find those who will be committed to helping someone make a life here in the U.S.A. and join us next week so that we can all work together to make a difference. They need your help now more than ever.