Get Involved

Extra Produce? Let C.R.O.P.S Take Care of it!

C.R.O.P.S., is a non profit organization that works to gather extra fruit from individuals who might have more fruit from their trees than they can use. All fruit gatherd is going to the Chaldean refugee food bank. Chaldeans are an Iraqi ethnic population with mnay living in the San Diego/El Cajon area.

If you have extra fruit to donate you can email or call 619.318.3423

Read this article of one San Diegan using C.R.O.P.S. for her own lemon tree!



English Helpers

 The Family Welcome Center in El Cajon needs English conversation helpers for Monday mornings and/or afternoons. If you are interested, contact Dan Bender at

Teach English to Refugees

The Family Welcome Center in El Cajon needs ESL volunteers! They need people who can give at least two hours per week to help with ESL, English conversations, computer skills, citizenship and acculturation. If you can help, please contact Dan Bender at or (619) 851-7451.


wewelcomerefugees100k1From We Welcome Refugees-“Now is the time, before January 20, 2017, we need you and 10,000 people to sign a pledge of support for refugees around the world, as new government administrations are on the brink of making decisions that effect refugees and immigration — and thousands of families like yours who have fled their homes in a wild search for safe refuge — because home has become the mouth of a monster. Now is when history needs you, your faith community, all of your people — to raise your voice for those who are crying to live.”

Click this link to advocate for refugees and sign the petition!

SD Refugee Tutoring

SDRT operates on a weekly basis meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tutors work 1:1 with refugee students helping them with basic English and foundational math skills. Tutors also spend time reading with our students and playing educational games together. Returning tutors are encouraged to work with the same students for consistency.

Tutors can easily join us for any tutoring session and do NOT need any formal training to jump right in. REGISTER HERE if you’d like to join today