BRAIN welcomes new neighbors to Binghamton

On February 10, the Binghamton Regional Afghan Immigration Network (or BRAIN) traveled to Syracuse to welcome a family it sponsored to Binghamton. “Thank you to everyone who has donated items to furnish their first American home,” said members of the group. “We could not have done this without the support of the Broome County community.”

Anyone who still wants to help can do so by:

  • Donating gift cards to stores where the family can buy groceries.
  • Volunteering to drive the family to appointments since they don’t have a car, or donating a car to the family.
  • Making a financial contribution by making a check out to Temple Concord (memo: Afghan Resettlement), and mailing it to the synagogue at 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905.

For more information or answers to questions, contact Nancy Dorfman at or 760-2282, or Julie Piaker at or 237-1501.