Sip and Paint

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Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Cafe Berlin
Local Partnerships / Events
Downtown CoMO and Cafe Berlin present Paint and Sip benefitting City of Refuge! Artist Adrienne Luther Johnson will lead participants through a painting inspired by the sights of Columbia, MO. Grab a friend, or two, and join us for an evening of art, cocktails and fundraising!  Held at Cafe Berlin on Tuesday April 23rd from […]


Start date: April 1, 2024
End date: April 30, 2024
Local Partnerships / Events
City of Refuge Poem-a-thon : A 30 day writing challenge in support of our refugee neighbors Commit to writing something down every day for 30 days. Join City of Refuge as we learn the healing power of sharing our voices in new ways through the varying lenses of language, culture, experiences, relationships, identity, and resilience. […]

Holiday Market

Date: December 14, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 10 N. Garth Ave.
Local Partnerships / Events | Volunteer Events

Need volunteers to help set up & tear down, run welcome/info booth, parking, event logistics.

Summer Market: Celebrating World Refugee Day

Date: June 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 10 N. Garth Ave.
Local Partnerships / Events
If you loved our first ever Holiday Market, get excited about our first ever SUMMER MARKET in celebration of World Refugee Day! Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day, the international day to honor people who have been forced to flee. Together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build […]


Start date: November 28, 2023
End date: December 31, 2023
Custom Date: Nov - Dec
Local Partnerships / Events
WHAT IS CoMoGives? It’s an annual online fundraiser that supports 153 high-impact nonprofits in Columbia and Mid-Missouri. Donors can make a single donation of any amount to one, two, ten, or more organizations from November 28th – December 31st, 2023. All the money that is raised through the CoMoGives campaign goes directly to the participating nonprofits. […]

Tigers on the Prowl

Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia, MO
Local Partnerships / Events
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2023 for the 2023 Tigers on the Prowl dinner live and silent auction event 5:30 at the Holiday Inn, Columbia MO. Table Host of 10 - $1250 Individual tickets - $150 We are honored to have 12 amazing artist join us this year! Please feel free to contact […]

Season of Giving

Start date: November 1, 2023
End date: December 31, 2023
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Help Meet REAL Needs this Holiday Season! Meeting basic needs is one of the best ways you can support our refugee families. Join us this holiday season as we build Care Kits filled with the items families need on a daily basis. Your donation is not only meeting tangible needs – it helps refugee families feel safe and […]

Back to School Bash

Start date: August 9, 2023
End date: August 10, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Local Partnerships / Events | Volunteer Events

Need volunteers to help set up & tear down, run activities, pass out school supplies, welcome/info

Taste of Columbia

Date: September 7, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Columbia Farmers Market, West Ash Street, Columbia, MO Columbia, MO 65203
Local Partnerships / Events | Volunteer Events
Volunteer Buy Tickets Join us for an amazing community experience at the Columbia Farmers Market on West Ash Street in Columbia, Thursday, Sept. 7th from 5-8 pm, benefitting City of Refuge. Taste of Columbia was brought to life when we recognized the diversity Columbia has to offer. We seek to teach the community about the different countries their neighbors represent. […]