Donate to the International Institute of St. Louis

Donate NowRecently, Haithem started his own business with one simple goal: to bring the “best of Syria” to the U.S. With the help of the International Institute, Haithem now produces high quality herbal and glycerin soaps, which he sells locally and online.

Slightly more than a year ago, Haithem, his wife and four children arrived in St. Louis. They are Syrian refugees fleeing the horror in Aleppo. In the following months, he learned English and supported his family, initially working as a cell phone repair technician. This year, Haithem followed his dream, launching Aleppo Natural Soaps with business advice and a loan from the Institute.

Your donation to the Institute will make a huge difference by providing life-altering English classes, job training, and counseling. Then, refugees like Haithem can continue to make their way in the U.S. quickly and successfully. And by learning to help themselves, these newcomers, who become business operators, workers and neighbors, help their adopted city–and country–as well.

So donate now and make a difference. Haithem–and all newcomers like Haithem--thank you!

Call (314) 773-9090 ext. 169 you have questions or prefer to make a gift by telephone. Click here to donate by mail.

Donate to the New Beginnings Capital Campaign

Donate Now Join the St. Louis community in support of the New Beginnings Campaign for the International Institute of St. Louis. Your gift will have long-term positive impact. By making a special investment now, you help ensure that valuable transitional services for immigrant newcomers will continue.

Donate today! Commemorative recognition is available.