For nine years, F.R.E.E. has collaborated with individuals, groups and organizations, to arrange sponsors and conduct fundraisers. We have served nearly 900 families in the Clarkston GA area. We currently have 92 students in the Seventh-Day Adventist Private School System. We transport and distribute donations, all through the efforts of a volunteer staff with diverse backgrounds and a wide array of skill sets.
YEars of Service
F.R.E.E. began in 2010 by providing private school tuition, busing, and school lunches for refugee children in an environment where they can flourish both academically and spiritually.
A private school environment shields kids from the gang activity, bullying, and violence present in the local public school system of their local urban community.
Refugee families from more than 70 different countries, speaking more than 90 different languages, have been resettled into the U.S. through joint efforts of the U.N. and the U.S. State Department.
F.R.E.E. works 24/7 to help refugees from around the world overcome the issues that make it difficult for them to assimilate into life in the United States. This includes providing education, school and household supplies, clothing, community cleanup, food and transportation to our families. We also arrange dental and medical appointments then provide transport to/from the appointments.
Aside from tuition assistance, F.R.E.E. provides tutoring, Adult ESL classes, and assistance with job hunting. An event called Flag Camp takes place to help connect positive role models to our refugee children through play and positive interaction.
Resource Management & Inventory
F.R.E.E. partners with a food bank and we operate a resource center in Clarkston, GA which collects and distributes donated clothing, furniture, and food.
Community Clean UP
F.R.E.E. often assists with neighborhood beautification in poverty stricken areas. This includes painting and repairing apartments, tilling soil to prepare for garden planting , mowing, and trash cleanup around the refugee apartments.
Backpacks & Shoes for kids
F.R.E.E. works with outside programs and church groups to provide school supplies, backpacks, and shoes for our elementary and high school students.
We at F.R.E.E. are especially thankful for the faithful, abundant volunteers and tutors who have worked with us over the years. Without people like you, we could never help these families to the extent that we have. If you have a passion for people and a love for children, please consider joining our team today!
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Whether you enjoy teaching kids their abc’s or installing a new sink, we have a job for you!
Long-Term Volunteer opportunities
Would you like to commit your time on a regular basis? We currently have long term volunteer openings.
Make a Financial Gift
Friends of Refugees providing Education and Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We depend on your support!