What is a co-sponsor?

Co-sponsors are an organized group of volunteers from the community who support one refugee family through a formalized, three-month welcoming program. They may be groups from a specific faith community, a mosque, a Rotary Club, a local business, or more.

What is the goal of a co-sponsorship?

To assist KRM in welcoming a refugee family and empowering them to rebuild their lives in a new home.

 

What do co-sponsors do?

Co-sponsors show their support for one new refugee family in various ways, such as:

  • Serve as guides, advocates, and friends to a new refugee family
  • Make a financial commitment of $2,500 for assistance to the family
  • Gather household goods and furniture to prepare for a new family’s arrival
  • Join KRM at the airport arrival to welcome the new family
  • Visit the new family during their first three months in the U.S.
  • Assist with transportation and caretaking when available
  • Learn about and honor their cultural background and share your heritage in return
  • Ensure that the family’s religious beliefs are honored without intention of conversion
  • And more!

Thank you to the following co-sponsors from 2015 and 2016:

KRM Louisville:

  • American Turkish Friendship Association
  • Beargrass Christian Church
  • Bosniak-American Islamic Center
  • Buechel United Methodist Church
  • Crescent Hill Baptist Church
  • Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Christ Church Episcopal
  • Christ Church UMC
  • Covenant Community
  • Deer Park Baptist
  • Delta Sigma Theta Louisville Alumnae Chapter
  • Douglass Boulevard Christian Church
  • Edwardsville United Methodist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church Shelbyville
  • First Unitarian
  • Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ
  • Highland Baptist Church
  • Highland Presbyterian
  • Highland Vineyard Church
  • Highview Baptist
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Immanuel United Church of Christ
  • Innovations in Peacemaking International
  • Jewish Community of Louisville
  • Mama’s Hip
  • Middle-Eastern North African Young Professionals (MENA)
  • Middletown Christian Church
  • Our Savior Lutheran
  • Pakistani American Alliance for Compassion and Education
  • Project Downtown/Islamic Cultural Center
  • Prospect Rotary Club
  • Somali Community of Louisville/Somali Youth of Louisville
  • Springdale Presbyterian
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • St. Stephen UCC
  • St. Williams
  • Students for Syria/Muslim Community Center
  • The Loft
  • Thomas Jefferson Unitarian

KRM Lexington:

  • Asbury Seminary (Wilmore, KY)
  • Centenary United Methodist
  • Crestwood Christian Church (DOC)
  • First Alliance Church
  • First Christian Church (Georgetown, KY)
  • Midway Baptist Church
  • Open Door Church
  • Resurrection Episcopal
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
  • Temple Adath Israel
  • Walnut Hill Church
  • Woodland Christian Church (DOC)

 

To inquire about co-sponsoring, please contact KRM

KRM Louisville

Email
(502) 479-9180 ext 513

KRM Lexington

Dabney Parker
Co-Sponsorship Developer
Email Dabney
(859) 226-5661