Ways to Make an Impact

Below, you will find a menu of ways to make an impact in the life of a refugee.

ADVOCATE - There are several things you can do today to make an immediate impact on the U.S. refugee resettlement program and our ECDC ACC:

  1. Sign up for ECDC ACC's newsletter (at the bottom of www.acc-den.org) and for our advocacy group. And, "like us" on Facebook.

  2. Call our 2 Colorado Senators, ask where they stand, tell them where you stand, and ask them to start the process in Congress to repeal the Executive Order. Do the same with your representative.

  3. Watch Facebook as community advocates share events for meeting at elected officials' offices on pages such as Colorado Welcomes Refugees. You as an individual citizen can also go anytime and ask elected officials to meet with you. Tell them why refugees are so important to you and to America.

  4. Write letters to our elected officials. Tell them why you care and ask them to repeal the Executive Order.

  5. Share any and all of this with your friends, near and far. Every voice is critical!

SHARE - Tell at least three friends about refugees in our community.

INVOLVE KIDS - Have your child make a “Welcome to the United States” card for newcomer families and mail or deliver them to our office. 5250 Leetsdale Dr. Ste 200 | Denver, CO 80245

  • Have your lead a coin drive at their school to raise money for ACC

  • Have your child lead a school supply/toiletries drive at their school

SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY -  Start a giving campaign on ACC’s Colorado Gives page and ask your friends and family to donate to ACC for your birthday this year.

RUN, BIKE, OR ACHIEVE A GOAL WITH ACC - You can turn any race or event or personal goal into a fundraiser for ACC. Start a fundraising campaign on ACC’s Colorado Gives page and ask others to contribute toward your goal.

INSPIRE YOUR COMPANY - Companies often offer “matching programs” for donations you make to the charities you love. ACC also offers volunteer activities for corporations. Please connect us to your company if you think they might be interested in volunteering or corporate sponsorship's.

COLLECT - ACC is always in need of household items (pots, pans, dishes, bedding, etc.). Please check the donate section for our most up to date list of needs. Maybe a group that you belong to, or your child’s school, would like to host a drive! (Please note: we will not be accepting furniture drop-offs from 9/13-9/17)

CELEBRATE - ACC holds many events throughout the year. Visit our events page often!

VOLUNTEER - Sign up for periodic volunteering, ongoing help, or an internship. We would love to have you!

DONATE - The easiest way to make an impact is to invest in refugee services. Start with a $10/month investment today.


SHOP - ACC’s We Made This social enterprise teaches refugees the art of sewing and unlocks the potential for economic self-sufficiency. Shop at ACC’s office or at wemadethis.com.