Letters of Hope
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Today, more refugees than at any other time in history have fled unimaginable violence and persecution in search of safety and a more promising future for their children. Our Letters of Hope initiative started in 2016 when CARE Package recipients in the United States, themselves refugees following WWII, wrote letters of support to Syrian children, bridging the great distance and circumstances that separated them. That outreach has inspired thousands of people around the world to send their own heartfelt messages. Refugees need support now more than ever. Share your own letter of hope today and join the movement to stand in solidarity with refugees everywhere.
Letters of Hope
Students stand in solidarity with refugees through a heartfelt letter exchange
“If we meet, we will make music together."
Fifth grader Blake and 12-year-old Elisa may be a world apart, but they share a mutual love of music. “Music is what makes me happy."
“This is the flower I will draw on you.”
Safiyo, a girl living in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, bonds over drawing with fellow 11-year-old Dexy of Boulder, Colo.
“They don’t know us, but they care.”
Sisters Malalai and Farahnaz, who are living in Athens, Greece, as refugees from Afghanistan, connect with students from New York City.
"Remember to keep being yourself, no matter what.”
After living as a refugee in Greece for six months, Haroon misses his friends the most. But he feels hope after talking with Madison from 5,000 miles away.
“You now have a sister…”
A Jordanian immigrant in the U.S. and a Syrian refugee, although thousands of miles apart, learn through a letter that they share the same dream of helping Syrian refugee children through the field of medicine.
Read the Letters
See the heartfelt letters that students and refugees exchanged as part of the Letters of Hope program.
Once child refugees themselves in war-ravaged Europe after World War II, recipients of the original CARE Packages write letters to Syrian children whose families have fled to Jordan, resulting in some deeply moving connections.