In anticipation of resettleing a new Burmese population to Lexington, KRM is looking for contract Burmese and/or Chin interpreters. If you or anyone you know speaks either of these languages, please contact us at (859)226-5661.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM) in Lexington is a non-profit refugee resettlement agency that is dedicated to providing quality services to refugees. Through church and agency based sponsorship, KRM helps refugees achieve self-sufficiency and successful integration into the Lexington community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and to promoting awareness & diversity for the benefit of the whole community. KRM Lexington is a sub-office of KRM Louisville. For more information, please view the KRM Louisville website at www.kyrm.org.
Furniture (beds, tables, chairs, sofas, dressers, coffee tables, bed side tables, desks, etc.)
TVs and Computers
Strollers and Carseats
Winter jackets and blankets (only during the winter season)
Due to our limited facilities, KRM does not accept clothing, but you can donate clothing to Goodwill in our name. This means we receive vouchers and newly arrived refugees can use the vouchers to find clothing that fits them.
Please call us if you have items to donate. We also have access to a truck that we can use to pick up furniture.
KRM appreciates all its donations! Thank you for your contributions!
Refugee Sisters in Lexington
English tutor for youth or adults: When refugees arrive to Lexington, many of them don't speak English fluently. Some don't speak any English. KRM needs committed volunteers to spend 1-3 hours a week practicing English with our clients.
Movers & Apartment Set-up: KRM prepares each apartment before the refugees arrive. We need help moving furniture, unpack boxes, and making each apartment feel like home for its new occupants.
Childcare Providers: As refugees attend ESL classes and go for job interviews, they often need childcare assistance. If you are willing to help out with this need, please let us know.
Drivers & Appointment Assistants: Refugees have a lot of appointments when they first arrive (medical, social service, school registration, etc.). Our staff's time is often spent driving around and waiting at offices. They often need assistance filling out forms and scheduling future appointments. If you have daytime availability, taking refugees to appointments is a huge help.
Administrative Help & Office Interns: KRM uses volunteers for data entry, helping with case notes, answering phones & greeting clients, organizing our donation room and other various administrative tasks. There are internships available through different university programs. Please let us know if you are interested.