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LA-based NGO Holds Annual Fundraiser for Refugee-Led Soccer, Education, and Leadership Programs

An LA-based international action organization daring to imagine a more mindful humanitarian system, is holding its annual fundraising event, impACT, on September 24. The event will honor its founders, Gabriel Stauring and Katie-Jay Scott, who passed away in late 2021 in a tragic accident. Funds raised will go to deepening the impact of iACT’s refugee- and community-led early childhood education, soccer, and leadership programs across the globe.

This year’s theme, “Continuing the Vision,” illuminates iACT’s ongoing commitment to the vision and mission established by its founders.

Guests of the impACT event are welcomed into the iACT community, connecting educators, soccer fans, and humanitarians in LA with iACT’s Little Ripples early childhood program, Refugees United Soccer Academy, and the Darfur United men’s and women’s refugee soccer teams. iACT programs are run by conflict-affected and refugee communities located in Armenia, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Greece, Sweden, and Tanzania.

“I hope from the world to help the refugees because now their lives are difficult. Finally, I thank iACT for the work and the services it offers to the refugees and for its direct support to refugees. That's something that makes iACT more special than other NGOs," says iACT project coordinator Murtada Haroun.

Among last year's many amazing impACT sponsors were: Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Angel Bling, IE Design + Communications, Monkish Brewing Co., and Vacations for Less. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s event, contact

Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15, at 8:00am at

Event Details:

Saturday, September 24, 2022

6:00pm - 11:00pm

El Segundo, CA


Based in Los Angeles, iACT is an international action organization with a mission to inspire a more mindful humanitarian system. Our vision is a world where the dignity, humanity, and agency of conflict-affected people are recognized, affirmed, and supported. iACT facilitates refugee-led education, sports, and human rights programs in camps around the world. For more information visit:

Press Contact

Corrie Hulse


Help iACT continue to do what it does best:

Support refugees in the forgotten corners of the world through soccer and preschool.

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