Lawrence & Argyle Partnership!


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About L&A:

“I’m Jenn, and Lawrence & Argyle is my labor of love. My parents are Vietnamese refugees. Despite limited English skills, little money and multiple barriers to success, they were dedicated to our family’s well-being. They did for me what most parents would do, and I wear their struggles as a badge of honor.

I’m a proud American. I created Lawrence & Argyle to honor my peers and their families who have been through similar circumstances, as well as the people who are still trying to find a home in our country. This is not a perfect place, but I believe that we can make room for any person seeking the best opportunities for themselves and their loved ones.”


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Soft Landing Missoula has been chosen as Lawrence & Argyle’s partner for April-June of 2019!

Lawrence & Argyle is an apparel company based out of Chicago, IL that celebrates America’s immigrant heritage. 50% of their profit is donated to organizations that serve immigrants and refugees in the United States. They partner with a different non-profit organization every quarter and we are lucky enough to be chosen for this quarter!


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If you purchase any of their apparel, 50% of the proceeds will go directly to Soft Landing Missoula through the end of June! So take a peek around their store and support refugees and immigrants here under the big sky.

More about Lawrence & Argyle:

Website: lawrenceandargyle.com
Instagram: instagram.com/lawrenceandargyle

Painting with a Purpose!


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Join SLM for Painting with a Purpose 2019!

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location: Painting with a Twist, 2100 Stephens Ave Missoula, MT 59801

Tickets: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/missoula/event/1941122/

<——— You’ll be painting this!

Sip. Paint. Give Back!

In their ongoing commitment to give back to the Missoula community, Painting with a Twist® proudly sponsors a monthly fund raising event – Painting with a Purpose. 50% of the proceeds from Painting with a Purpose event and 100% of the art auction proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations that are hosted in studio.  The process is simple: register for the class and come in and paint!  Help support Soft Landing while having a blast with family and friends.  It’s fun art, not fine art!

And don’t worry about your painting skill level, their talented team of local artists will guide you step by step through the session’s featured painting. They provide all painting supplies and no art experience is needed. Just be ready to have a blast! If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give them your group’s name in the Special Request box. They will seat you together!

Want to join the Soft Landing team? We are on the lookout for new interns!


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We are so excited to announce that we have TWO internships currently open for applications! Take a peek below at the Communications and Summer Internship descriptions for more details.

We would love for you to join our team!

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Job Description:

5-15 hours a week (negotiable)

The Communications Intern will join Soft Landing Missoula’s dynamic non-profit organization as a team player, focusing primarily on organizational communications. S/he will work in a fast-paced, interactive office environment to help SLM enhance its ability to serve a growing number of resettled refugees and continue to increase Missoula’s capacity to be a welcoming community. This position is flexible, with some of the hours based out of the Soft Landing office and occasional night and weekend hours required.

About Soft Landing Missoula:

Our vision is to help Missoula be a welcoming, supportive and informed community that can assist refugees to integrate and thrive. Soft Landing Missoula operates under Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing fiscal sponsorship.

The Communications Intern will:

  • Assist the Director of Development and Communications with communication efforts for the organization

  • Aid in the development and implementation of systems to increase SLM’s positive visibility by utilizing unique and engaging strategies tailored to a modern audience

  • Collaborate on communications such as electronic newsletters, website, social media updates, and campaigns in order to ensure high-quality, ongoing communication with supporters, volunteers and clients

  • Create content for social platforms (primarily Facebook and Instagram), using photography, videography, and storytelling

  • Help maintain a content calendar

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 years in a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred

  • Experience in content creation

  • Passion for storytelling

  • Work experience in a non-profit organization

  • Proven ability to establish and meet deadlines, multitask, and prioritize

  • Working knowledge of the Missoula community and resources

  • Ability to interact positively with a variety of people

  • Interest in working in a team environment

  • Passion for refugee resettlement in Missoula and beyond

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to follow through with organizational goals

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to [email protected]. This position is not financially compensated.


SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Job Description:

10-20 hours a week (negotiable)

The Summer Intern will join Soft Landing Missoula’s dynamic non-profit organization as a team player, focusing primarily on general support for the organization including both administrative work and direct programming. They will work in a fast-paced, interactive office environment to help SLM enhance its ability to serve a growing number of resettled refugees and continue to increase Missoula’s capacity to be a welcoming community. This position is flexible, with some off-site hours and occasional night and weekend hours required.

About Soft Landing Missoula:

Our vision is to help Missoula be a welcoming, supportive, and informed community that can assist refugees to integrate and thrive. Soft Landing Missoula operates under Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides fiscal sponsorship.

The Summer Intern will:

  • Interact with clients and community members who come into our community resource center

  • Assist with administrative work

  • Be involved in direct service programming

  • Help manage in-kind donations

  • Help keep an organized office

  • Assist in planning and staffing events

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for refugee resettlement in Missoula and beyond

  • Be a student in School of Social Work, Non-Profit Administration, or related field

  • Have a proven ability to establish and meet deadlines, multitask, and prioritize

  • Have a working knowledge of the Missoula community and resources

  • Have the ability to interact positively with a variety of people

  • Have the ability to work independently and take initiative to follow through with organizational goals

  • Have the ability to transport clients (preferred)

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] This position is not financially compensated.

Take Action: Contact your Congressperson Today!

As we prepare for World Refugee Day, we are also taking action to help guarantee the future of the United States refugee resettlement program in the coming months.  Join us, as we join groups across the nation, to express our support for this historic and important program that helps families fleeing war, terror, and persecution find a safe and welcoming home in Missoula, MT and all around the United States.

Each year, the US Government determines how many refugees are allowed to enter our country. To prevent this number from decreasing, call your Congressperson today to voice your support for refugee resettlement.  

Call 1-855-472-8930 today to encourage our elected officials to increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the US today. There are instructions and and a suggested script for your call below.

Instructions:

1. Call 1-855-472-8930. When prompted, enter your 5-digit zip code.

2. Choose if you would like to speak with your Congressperson or Senator. You can also call back again and do both!

3. If you choose Congressperson, the recording says it is connecting to Ryan Zinke’s office; however, it actually connects to Representative Gianforte’s office.

4. Feel free to use this script to log your comment, either with a staff person or on the voicemail: “My name is [Your First and Last Name] and I am a constituent living in [Your City and State]. I support refugee resettlement and want to see more refugees resettled this year and next. I am calling to urge my Representative/Senator to express his/her support of the program to the President. Please let the President know that I support an increase in the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. and adequate funding for the resettlement program.”

Thank you for taking the time to support the future of the United States Refugee Resettlement program and help families in turmoil find a safe and welcoming home.