The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The Refugio Gala honors those who have endured tremendous adversity and made long journeys to find refuge. They found refuge in the open arms of a welcoming community, in safe places where children can flourish, and have seized the opportunity to start anew. The Refugio Gala helps refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States become self-sufficient, productive members of the Miami community. The proceeds will benefit the work of the IRC in Miami and help assist newly arrived refugees as they rebuild their lives.