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Elk Grove Citizen Newspaper
More than 1200 refugee children are enrolled in Elk Grove Unified School District boundaries. EGUSD’s Family and Community Engagement along with Starting point organized a soccer league for Afghan boys.
June 27, 2022
CBS 13/CW 13: Good Day Sacramento
Good Day Sacramento is at a local school where there is a local nonprofit helping kids build team work. See how this soccer club is inspiring kids!
June 22, 2022
Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento becomes a major destination for refugees escaping the chaos of Afghanistan.
November 21, 2021
KFBK News Talk Radio
Many Afghan families and children are coming to Sacramento after fleeing their homeland. Starting Point provides supplies and support like household items and new shoes for the children.
August 24, 2021
CBS 13/CW 31: Good Day Sacramento
Starting Point for Refugee Children is a nonprofit organization that assists young newcomers with basic necessities and programs when they first arrive here. Lori Wallace is checking out one of these programs which is soccer!
November 25, 2019
Sacramento County: Heroes of Human Services Award
Sacramento County named Starting Point volunteers one of the Heroes of Human Services Award recipients of 2018.
November 6, 2018
KCRA 3: Common Ground (video)
Inspired by her ESL students’ stories about escaping war-torn countries and struggles during their resettlement, Vickee Moy created the nonprofit Starting Point for Refugee Children. Hear about their upcoming backpack event and how the organization helped one refugee family just days after their arrival.
July 21, 2018
The Sacramento Bee: “They Asked for Needed Items. Bee Readers Responded Enthusiastically”
Adia Ahmadi, 12, a refugee from Afghanistan, is fitted for a new pair of shoes by store manager, Shayna Cassidy, at Fleet Feet in Midtown Sacramento on December 21, 2017.
December 24, 2017
The Sacramento Bee: “Music and More: Donations Help Fulfill Dreams for Area Residents”
Musaur Ahmadi, 6, a refugee from Afghanistan, smiles at his new pair of shoes that was purchased for him from the Moppet Shoppe in Midtown Sacramento on December 21, 2017.
December 24, 2017
The Sacramento Bee: “Shoes Would Be a Step in the Right Direction for Refugee Children”
Vickee Moy and Shahpoor Benawa collected blankets that were distributed to refugee children in Sacramento and West Sacramento. Over the past year they have provided nearly 90 children with backpacks filled with supplies, uniforms, and books and are aiming to provide 1,000 children with blankets this fall.
November 29, 2017