Video by N. Knowlton & A. Clark
“Kawthoolei” (originally meant “Flowerland / Land without Evil”
…today it means “The Land Burnt Black”)
We are dedicated to helping Clarkston, Georgia refugee families.
Friends of Refugees Providing Education and Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the sole purpose of providing refugee families with the education,help and resources that they so desperately need.
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How We Do It
F.R.E.E. partners with individuals and organizations to provide clothing and educational assistance, alleviate hunger, and benefit coordination to the Refugee Community of Clarkston, Georgia.
Why We Do It
The children pictured and their families were persecuted by their government when they lived in Burma. They had to endure horrible living conditions as they fled for their safety to refugee camps in Thailand. Although these children are now living in the Atlanta area, they are still in need of many of the basic necessities and monetary help.
Although F.R.E.E. began by providing scholarships for these children's education, we soon realized the great need in their communities as well. We now clothe and feed hundreds of refugees each month. We take donations of food and gently used clothing in order to fill this goal. We go to different apartments every weekend and pass out the items. If you are interested being a part of our mission, please read below.
Click the Button Below to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to F.R.E.E.
How You Can Help
- Click on the "donate" button to donate monetarily via Paypal to our 501(c)(3) (Tax-deductible) organization. EIN = 471667780
- Donate your time if you live in the Atlanta area to help these children and their families.
- Donate gently used clothing or food.
- If you wish to make a more specific donation or purchase items to help support our cause, please click HERE
- Follow and share about us on Social Media. We're on Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter and Google Plus!
- Contact us with more information on how you can help our kids.
All contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of donations will be used to provide desperately needed food, clothing and educational expenses for these children and their families.
Please help these deserving children and their families. They have endured more than most of us ever will. We can't take back what happened to these children, but with your help, we can change their future!
Checks should made be payable to F.R.E.E.
We at F.R.E.E. also accept donations of...
diapers, gently used clean clothing, shoes, bed sheets, blankets, mattresses, furniture, lamps, household supplies such as toilet paper, appliances such as microwaves and vacuum cleaners, rugs and food items (rice, dried beans, canned pineapple, corn meal, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, etc.).
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:15-17
Clarkston, Georgia Area Maps
Download maps below of some of the many apartments in Clarkston that cater to refugees.
English Oaks Apts.pdf
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Jolly Ave Apts.pdf
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United Methodist Church.pdf
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2100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 119, B186, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Kelli Czaykowsky / President / Executive Director
Founder / Primary Contact
Allen Clark / Board Member
Refugee Support Agent / Alternate Contact