The Syrians know the true definition of hardship. They’ve been living through it for five years. That’s five years of a war that has forcefully caused them to flee their homes and seek refuge in other countries.
Natalia Vodianova is a philanthropist that has endured hardships of her own. She stated in the past, “If you never know hardship, you can’t really support people around you.” Sadly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Some people don’t understand what they don’t know from firsthand experience. It also doesn’t help that xenophobic statements are steadily on the rise, thus not allowing the Syrian refugees to receive the utmost support that they need during these challenging times.
The children and their families need to be reassured that they’re not lost and forgotten. Most importantly, they need to know that the world cares.
Show Them That You Care
Our children are our future. The least thing we can do for them is help them reach their full potential. Send them a message of hope. It can be all the difference in the world to know they’re not alone. Additionally, you can also send them a CARE package donation.
My Letter to Syrian Refugees
Desmond Tutu once said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” There may be times when your hopes and dreams may seem unreachable in your situation, but please be strong and don’t ever give up on your hopes and dreams. Your faith and strength can help lead you out of your situation.
Children like you are our future. Life is going to reward you with blessings for your courageous spirit. That, alone, indicates that you’re worthy of all of the goodness and kindness that will come your way!
Former child war refugee Gunter Nitsch, now 78 and living in Chicago, shared his story – and more — with 8-year-old Zaher, a Syrian refugee in Jordan.
CARE has reached more than one million Syrians with humanitarian relief, from food baskets and grocery debit cards to emergency shelter and hygiene kits. But as the bloody Syrian conflict drags past the five-year mark, CARE wanted to deliver something more to Syria’s displaced children: the gift of hope.
It turns out, the perfect carriers of compassion were the very first people to experience CARE’s work — recipients of CARE Packages sent by Americans to families clinging to survival in Europe after World War II. They were child refugees, too, the last time the world saw a human displacement the size of Syria’s.
CARE invited a handful of these original CARE Package recipients, who have long-since immigrated to America, to write letters to Syrian refugee children. They jumped at the opportunity.
Thanks for sharing the info about CARE. I’ve been so moved by the suffering of the refugees and so repulsed by the reactions of some in our country. I’m definitely going to look into CARE and see about helping out.
I read about this before. Not only was I surprised that CARE was around during WWII but I was so touched with the care packages then and now. I saw a video of a Syrian girl who read her letter and began to cry because she realized someone far away, in geography, age and culture, knew exactly what she was going through. Very touching. Glad you shared.
Thank you for sharing this information from CARE! I love that they’ve been around since WW2!
Thanks for sharing the information about this great opportunity! And I love the rich history of this organization…I can only imagine the loads of stories of hope they could share!
This is so wonderful! I have not heard about CARE before, but I love what they are doing to help these innocent children. thank you for spreading awareness!
What an amazing organization. Spreading awareness, like you’re doing, is one of many ways to support a charity.
This sounds like such a wonderful program. It’s always nice to help those who need it the most, and right now the refugees do.
Such great info. I hadn’t heard of CARE until this morning! This interesting, and I will be sharing! More people should hear about this!
Awwwwww, CARE sounds like a fantastic program!! I can only imagine how happy the letters must make people, especially young kids that have been through so much.
This sounds like a really great organization. I was not familiar with this until now, thanks for sharing.
This is such a cool thing to be able to do! What a great way to show you care!
Thanks for sharing this information. I hadn’t heard of CARE before.
I had no idea about this! Thank you so much for sharing the information about CARE. I am going to have to look into it more!
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What an amazing story! I think that getting a letter would be a wonderful amount of encouragement, especially from someone who has been through something similar before.
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It never fails to warm my heart whenever I read or hear good causes such as this one. This is the first time that I’ve heard of CARE. Thanks so much for sharing.
Organizations like Care.org warms the hearts of millions. It’s good to know that there are organizations that are trying to fight poverty and reaching out through out the world.
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It is so sad that they get so much backlash, I think about these poor refugees crying out for help. How could you ignore someone like that? It breaks my heart.
Its so great to see people doing good! All you see in the news are the bad things going on, we should really highlight the good!
I hadn’t heard of CARE before, but this sounds like a great thing to do. I love the personal story you shared girl.
Your letter was really touching. I cannot even begin to imagine what those refugees are thinking or going through. How encouraging!
Thanks for sharing this. That quote is really amazing. It’s something we all need to hear every once and a while. I love hearing about causes like this one.
Wow they’ve been around since WW2???! This is good to know thanks I like the concept of this organization.
Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we get so busy in our lives we forget that we need to give back…. spreading awareness about this organization is much appreciated!
What an absolutely amazing program! It’s wonderful to bring hope to these families and children who need it the most!
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I think that this is an awesome program. So many people just need a little encouragement. My heart really goes out to all of the refugees. I can’t imagine all that they’ve been going through.