Our Change for Change recipient for the month of June is the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota. TAFM was formed in 1992 to aid the resettlement of Tibetan refugees in Minnesota admitted to the US under a special act of Congress. These special immigrants were not eligible for public assistance funds. There are now over 3000 Tibetans living in the Twin Cities, the second largest concentration in the US. TAFM promotes the rich Tibetan cultural heritage under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Programs include youth language, music and dance classes, plus support for new arrivals and other Tibetans needing assistance. TAFM also disseminates information regarding those now living in China-controlled Tibet.
All coins and bills put in the red envelope in the collection basket will go to TAFM. In addition, you are encouraged to write a check. This month put "Tibet" in the memo line.