Buy a tee shirt, make a refugee smile

World Refugee Day is June 20th. To celebrate, The Refugee Center Online just launched their new Welcome campaign. Order a shirt by Monday night so you can send refugees and immigrants a message of welcome. Tees and tanks are $22. Kids shirts are also available for $15.

Many refugees and immigrants feel afraid and unwelcome in the US. Let's send them a message they can understand: "Welcome. This is your home, too." Our new shirts are available in eight languages commonly spoken by newcomers, including: Arabic, Farsi, French, Karen (part of Burma), Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.

We want US-born individuals to wear these shirts out and about in their communities so that newcomers can see and receive messages of welcome. One of the newcomers who helped with this project told us, "I have never even seen my language in the US. To see someone wearing this shirt would be truly amazing. This is such a cool idea."

World Refugee Day is celebrated each year on June 20th as a day to honor the strength and courage of refugees worldwide. Order your shirt by Monday to receive it by World Refugee Day. On World Refugee Day, share a picture of yourself on social media with the hashtag #ThisIsYourHomeToo.