World Relief Sacramento

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$25,000 Goal


Established in 1944 in the aftermath of World War II, World Relief is a global humanitarian organization dedicated to partnering with local churches and community organizations to develop sustainable, locally-driven solutions to some of our world's most urgent problems - disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement.  With a network of field offices serving across 100 countries, we passionately prioritize upholding dignity and justice for all. Committed to innovation, we persistently adapt to address evolving challenges and advocate for the flourishing of humanity.

For the past 35 years, World Relief-Sacramento, operating as a local field office of World Relief, has served as a critical support system for approximately 40,000 refugees, asylees, and vulnerable immigrants in the Greater Sacramento Region. Our commitment lies in providing essential services such as English language education, housing assistance, employment support, and legal aid. Through these efforts, we are devoted to assisting refugees and vulnerable immigrants in rebuilding their lives and attaining self-sufficiency within our community. At World Relief Sacramento, we provide more than just support services; we offer a lifeline of compassion and support from day one, empowering refugees and vulnerable immigrants as they strive towards self-sufficiency.

Your support on BIG DAY OF GIVING enables us to sustain our critical mission. Your generosity will ensure we are able to serve refugees and vulnerable immigrants in our community for an additional 35 years, continuing our mission of hope and empowerment. Together, let's inspire hope and ignite change for refugees and vulnerable immigrants seeking a brighter future in the Greater Sacramento Region. 

Did you know World Relief Sacramento is a Resettlement Agency? World Relief Sacramento serves as a Resettlement Agency, operating as a field office of World Relief, one of the nine national resettlement agencies. We provide crucial support to individuals and families granted "refugee status" by the Federal Government.  *Refugee status is a form of protection that may be granted to people who meet the definition of refugee and who are of special humanitarian concern to the United States.

Who is a Refugee? A refugee is any person outside their country of nationality, unable to return due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on factors like race, religion, or political opinion.  

Did you know that Sacramento is renowned for being one of the most diverse cities in the nation, and a key destination for immigrants and refugees? It's true! Sacramento is widely recognized as one of the most diverse cities in the nation, attracting immigrants and refugees from various backgrounds. Its rich cultural tapestry reflects the vibrant contributions of diverse communities to the city's social, economic, and cultural. Sacramento's diverse community underscores the importance of our work, highlighted by our city's recognition as a top destination for refugees. 

In 2024, we anticipate serving nearly 6,000 NEWCOMERS, but we cannot do it alone and NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!! PLEASE, consider opening your heart and lending a helping hand through a DONATION in one of the following amounts: 

$50: Provides one refugee with a rideshare gift card for transportation to/from a job interview.

$100: Provides groceries for a family of four.

$250: Provides a bike and helmet for one refugee.

$400: Provides transportation support for four refugees to get to and from their new jobs.

$600: Covers the cost of one refugee to attend a six-hour behind-the-wheel driving instruction.

$800: Helps subsidize housing for a refugee family for up to 90 days.

$1000: Provides laptops for four refugees for education and job training.

$2000: Furnishes an apartment for an arriving family of four.

OTHER WAYS you can partner with us:

Volunteer: Dedicate your time and skills to make a direct impact.

Become an Employment Partner: Provide job opportunities and support refugees and immigrants in gaining meaningful employment.

Organize a Drive: Collect donations of clothing, toiletries, or other much needed items such as rideshare gift cards.

Become a Corporate Sponsor: Partner with us to support our programs and events.

Spread the Word: Share information about our work with your employees, customers, and professional or social network. (*Follow and engage with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay updated and amplify our impact in the community. )



Giving Activity


Global Mission: World Relief empowers the local church & community to serve the most vulnerable.

Local Mission: World Relief-Sacramento empowers local church & community partners to serve vulnerable refugees and immigrants in the Greater Sacramento Region.


In 2024, we anticipate supporting nearly 6,000 newcomers, but WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE!!! We need your support to expand our resources & opportunities for refugees, strengthen inclusivity & unity in Sacramento, and ramp up our fundraising, volunteer recruitment & advocacy efforts. TOGETHER, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those seeking refuge and build a more welcoming community for all.

Equity Statement

The Example of Jesus - As we serve those who are suffering from poverty and injustice, regardless of color, belief or gender, as part of God’s plan to redeem, reconcile and restore the world. We seek to follow Jesus by living holy, humble and honest lives individually and corporately.

The Local Church - As a primary agent of bringing peace, justice and love to a broken world. The integrated “word” and “deed” dimensions of God’s mandate, as evidenced through the church’s integral, or transformational, mission is necessary to bringing reconciliation and restoration to God, others and the environment.

People - Whether staff, volunteers, clients, program participants, donors and partners - as important actors in bringing peace, love and justice. We recognize and affirm World Relief as a multicultural organization and seek to understand and respect the multiplicity of cultures among us. As we seek change in the world, we recognize that we, too, are changed by those we serve.

Excellence/Continuous Improvement - In all our program initiatives and support services, following best practices and standards in a manner that is sustainable to the community from a spiritual, social and economic perspective. We also seek to apply our human and financial resources in such ways that maximize impact and sustain benefits to the greatest number of people.

Empowerment - By prioritizing the leadership and participation of those we serve - whether people, churches or local institutions - as critical to creating and sustaining change. We seek to catalyze a movement of worldwide volunteers to multiply impact, and we value capacity-building as a means towards that end.

Partnership - By seeking, facilitating and promoting collaboration among all stakeholders, including local governments, the worldwide church, mission agencies, other NGOs and the business community, recognizing partnership as essential to serving the most vulnerable. We believe each expression of the worldwide church has a unique and interdependent role in bringing peace and justice to the world.

Prayer - As the priority and foundation to accomplishing our mission.

Organization Data


Organization name

World Relief Sacramento

other names

World Relief

Year Established


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations, Furniture

Demographics Served

Immigrants & refugees, Low-income individuals/families

Local Counties Served

Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo


2233 Watt Ave, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95825

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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