Hello again, friends! It’s taken me a while to write this post as I have been thinking about where to send support next. In case you missed it, in a previous post, I shared how I will be donating 10% of the profits from the Littlest Friend to different causes and organizations that are near and dear to my heart. It is so easy to be overwhelmed by the pain and suffering in our world, and I hope that these donations from the Littlest Friend, no matter how small, will help alleviate someone’s hardship. I’m encouraged by the words of Mother Teresa: “Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love.” With all of the heartbreak and disorder happening in the world around us, it has been hard to settle on just one cause to back these next few months. After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to support the refugees in Syria through a branch of Samaritan’s Purse that is working to support refugees living in northern Iraq:
Our initial disaster response phase is complete. Now we’re focused on a long-term strategy with the aim of continuing to provide relief to refugee families living inside camps and in host communities throughout northern Iraq.
Youngsters in particular need our help. Many have crossed borders unaccompanied or have been separated from their families. In a camp located near Sulaymaniyah, we’re pursuing the construction of child-friendly spaces, where boys and girls can focus on being children instead of their horrific circumstances.
Our hope is to construct playgrounds, establish soccer groups, and provide children with access to hands-on activities such as arts and crafts.
Another project under development is the implementation of a livelihood program, specifically a sewing center, where women can earn a modest income while helping meet the clothing needs in the camp.
This program will also provide women with the opportunity to enjoy fellowship and help them develop a sense of community in the midst of extremely difficult circumstances.
Thank you so much for partnering with me to help others in need around the world. To learn more about the work of this organization, click here. Have a wonderful day, wherever you are! xo