Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

24 March 2016

#WithSyria: CARE Letters to Syrian Refugees [Sponsored Post]

Photo by CARE

I was surprised to learn that after World War II CARE was sending care packages from people in the USA to refugees in Europe. And since March 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, a war which has caused the largest refugee crisis since World War II, CARE reached out to some of those original CARE Package recipients who now live in the USA to write letters to Syrian refugee children.

Photo by CARE
Reading and hearing the letters sent from WWII refugees is touching. Especially in light of the fact that Syrian refugees are not only fleeing from their war-torn homes, but running towards vast amounts of racism and fear of their religion. So many elected officials fuel the flames of hate and ignoring the fact that refugees are fleeing the same violence we are trying to reduce. CARE continues to support refugees with care packages. And you have an opportunity to write your own letter of hope to Syrian refugees.

My letter to Syrian refugees:
Please know that there are far more good people in the world than not. Sometimes these good people are scared, become scared by the not-so-good people. Many people who can see through the fear are fighting to get your more assistance, to welcome you to our countries. I hope you can feel that support. I hope you find a new and safe home soon. My family, as most people in the USA, has a legacy of leaving ancestral lands for the USA with big dreams and hopes. Hold on to your dreams, never let them go. I'll keep fighting on my end too.   
Of course those letters and care packages can't get there on their own. Please consider making a donation to help CARE send them.

Thank you to CARE for sponsoring this post!


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