Champlain Valley and peaks from Lake Champlain

Champlain Valley and peaks from Lake Champlain

adirondack friends of refugees and immigrants

Who Are We?

We are a recently organized group of people in Elizabethtown, Essex, Keene and Keene Valley, Lewis, Westport, and Willsboro, New York, who are committed to doing something positive to impact the current refugee crisis in Syria, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.


Formed in 2016 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Adirondack Friends of Refugees and Immigrants is a group of committed people who are exploring the many ways we can support refugees and immigrants in the New York North Country and elsewhere.  To this end, we seek to witness, educate, advocate, and assist.

More information

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How You Can Help - This group can use your passion and talents, and efforts and donations!  You can - volunteer, donate, share your ideas/suggestions.  Click here.

Current Initiatives - Contains more information about initiatives such as "Bicycles For Refugees", our meetings, guest speakers, presentations and sponsorship with partners in Germany.   Click here.

Education and Advocacy - Local letters to the editor, article on Islamaphobia and refugee issues, the Adirondack History Museum's current immigration exhibit, ICAN program (McGill University), Muslims Journeys book discussion series, lobbying, helpful contacts and articles, and current legislation.  Click here.

Resources - Click here.

More Information - Contact a committee member, post a message, calendar of upcoming events.  Click here.