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INTERNATATIONAL

ANGELS

INTERNATIONAL

Angels

In 2022, International Residence Hall (IRH) started the International Angels 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in an effort to support the community and spread holiday cheer.  

The International Angels enables our international residents to serve and positively impact their temporary local communities through various acts of service. In the summer of 2022, our IRH team in Pigeon Forge leveraged the enthusiasm of 12 Jamaican residents, raising over $9,000 to support three local Pigeon Forge families during Christmas with groceries, gifts, and holiday meals. This initiative provided fulfillment and helped alleviate homesickness for our residents.
 
In 2023, the program expanded to IRH Branson West and IRH Wisconsin Dells, raising over $30,000 and delivering gift baskets to over 150 seniors in three communities. Recognizing the loneliness faced by many nursing home residents, our International Angels visited with the nursing home residents, bringing gift baskets, caroling, and even brought Santa to brighten the atmosphere.
 
Looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, we aim to introduce the International Angels program across all IRH locations, deepening our involvement in local communities. We are actively pursuing corporate sponsorships, expanding our donor base, and exploring new ways for our International Angels to contribute to our non-profit fund, continuing our commitment to community service.

  • $3,100 raised out of $18,000 goal 17.22% 17.22%

International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving
International Angels Holiday Gift Giving

“The people here are so kind they make me feel like I’m home. i work all day and its nice to come to friendly face and fun events that go on.”

Carlos Robledo

Columbia

“IRH is very professional yet so much like a family, you treat us so nicely and always greet me with a good morning and a smile. The cleanliness is aways good so fresh and nice. it’s a friendly and welcoming environment. We are treated so well at IRH with such trustworthy staff.”

Ann Marie Charlton

Jamaica

“IRH Pigeon Forge has given me many chances to meet new people and cultural exchange by learning a 3rd language, trying food from different countries, and promoting my country (Jamaica). I also had a great opportunity like getting to play soccer for Tornado FC.  My most special moment was when I joined the International Angels and I truly have enjoyed being apart of and giving back to the local communities. IRH is my Home Away From Home.”

Ricardo Smith

Jamaica

“I am happy to be staying at IRH. It’s a comfortable place to live and the people at the front desk are friendly. I enjoy having a kitchen that we can use 24 hours a day.”

Licelot Carrasco Guerrero

Dominican Republic

“IRH is a great experience, the building is so clean and brand new. The best part is the teamwork. The people, they are wonderful and so friendly. They are great, I always get a greeting when I see the staff at the front desk.”

Warren Pujols

Dominican Republic

“I have met a lot of new people here. I love being able to cook and hangout with my new friends in big spaces like the common areas and outside in the courtyard. Also IRH is right near my workplace so I don’t have far transportation. I like being here a lot.”

Jirameth Kittavornsakul

Thailand