Public Service Committee Update – April 2021

AAF Omaha’s Public Service Committee is winding down their 2020-2021 year and is looking for forward to working with a non-profit partner for 2021-2022.

In 2020-2021, the Public Services Committee partnered with the Refugee Empowerment Center (REC). The REC assists in resettling refugees as they transition from vastly different backgrounds to American life. Through numerous programs, REC helps refugees obtain skills to become self-sufficient and successful members of the community.

AAF Omaha’s Public Service Committee’s partnership with REC focused on growing their Refuge Candle business. The Refuge Candles are hand-made by REC clients, and their sales directly support refugees in Omaha and REC’s mission. The committee also felt that the growth of this business would bring more awareness to REC’s efforts as they work to help clients achieve a better life for themselves and their children.

The committee will be filming and producing a video project that specifically highlights the candle business and the refugees who make the candles, as well as redesigning their e-commerce site. The project will tell the Refuge Candle story and bring awareness to the business. The website redesign will create a better user experience and drive new and returning traffic to the site.

To learn how you can further support the REC, visit their website at https://refugeeempowerment.org/.

If you are a non-profit looking for help with advertising, public relations or marketing efforts, then the AAF Omaha Public Services Committee is looking for you! Applications to be our 2021-2022 non-profit partner are open through May 14. See http://aafomaha.org/public-service/ for more details.


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