Komak Foundation was created by a family of first-generation Afghans who understand the emotional, mental, and physical hardships of re-settling; we seek to support the refugees from Afghanistan by establishing programs that provide essential resources so they may transition to a successful life in the United States of America.
With a slowdown in Afghan refugees coming to the US, we have added other methods of supporting Afghans, everywhere.
As the children of Afghan immigrants and refugees from previous conflict, we understand all too well the toll and trauma of uprooting your entire life and moving to a new place for survival. Many of us were often left feeling helpless when so much was happening abroad in our home country. When the news hit about the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul earlier in August 2021, we knew we needed to take action.
What started as an innocent call out by our CEO, Mirriam Seddiq, with an Amazon wish list on Twitter, turned into a massive operation of collecting, organizing, storing and distributing donations from all over the country. But our story doesn’t start and end with giving out donated goods.
We started the Komak Foundation to help Afghan refugees and that will continue to be central to our mission in any way possible. We are continuing to grow our programs and volunteer base and are now expanding programs to help Afghans everywhere. And as we continue to grow, we will always be there to expand our resources to anyone who needs them.
Komak means help. And we’re here to help.
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