Wheels for Refugees | IRC Northern California Fund
Cisco is excited to collaborate with the San Francisco 49ers on Wheels for Refugees, a bike building event benefiting the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC is working across the arc of the Afghanistan crisis by providing food, cash and other aid in Afghanistan itself while also helping to resettle Afghans who have arrived in the United States.
As many Afghans have fled the country to build new lives in the United States, the IRC in Northern California will help four times the typical number of refugees placed each month. The IRC has shared that their greatest need is for bicycles to provide the refugees as a means of transportation for school and work in their new community.
Cisco and the 49ers have come together to support this urgent need through a bike building event on December 16th. The event will look to provide about 50 bicycles to refugee families in the Bay Area. In addition to hosting the event, Cisco is providing a cash donation to purchase the bikes & further support the IRC’s mission. Please help us come together to support this important cause right in Cisco HQ’s backyard by donating to the IRC. Every donation by a Cisco blue badge employee will be matched by the Cisco Foundation!