QCAIR Information Blast - May 19, 2020
The 50th annual John Deere Classic is scheduled for the week of July 6-12 and (knock wood) is still being held. Like everything, things might be a little different this year, but Birdies for Charity remains part of the program.

If you don't know, for all pledges made through the Birdies program, Deere will increase it by a minimum of 5% (and maybe up to 10%).

If you have a donation to QCAIR planned, this is the perfect time to do it! Make your pledge online and be sure to choose QCAIR (#2150) as your designated charity!
QCAIR keeps an emergency fund to help immigrant and refugee families on a one-off basis by providing a loan, which can be forgiven at the discretion of the board.
The request should be from an immigrant/refugee who:
  • Arrived in the US in the last 5 years;
  • Was referred by another agency or can demonstrate they have approached other service providers; and
  • Is asking for less than $500 and has a written plan to resolve the underlying issue which caused the emergency.
Because we are in uncertain times, at QCAIR's April Meeting, the Board voted that 10% of all undesignated donation go toward the Emergency Fund - this would include all money raised through Birdies for Charities! 

Here is an example of how funds have been used in the past: Two hard working immigrant parents had two daughters who both dental work. Although the parents worked with the dentist to develop a payment plan – with affordable monthly payments – but needed $200 for the initial deposit, which came from the QCAIR Emergency Fund.
If you need assistance, please call one of the following numbers.
English               844-330-2020
Spanish              844-486-2020
Chinese              844-391-2020
Vietnamese       844-461-2020
French                 844-494-2020
Arabic                  844-416-2020
Polish                   844-479-2020
Japanese            844-460-2020
Tagalog                844-478-2020
Creole                   844-477-2020
Russian                 844-417-2020
Portuguese          844-474-2020
Census staff will be available Monday-Friday 8am-10pm to take people’s questions and help them fill out the 2020 Census.
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