Help my Syrian Refugee Neighbors!
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As you may have seen on a recent Facebook post I posted, I found out my new neighbors are Syrian refugees. There's a mother, a father and a little girl who can't be more than 1 year old. The only English word I have heard them speak is "Welcome! Welcome!" I worry about them because even if they came here with 50 grand in their suitcase (which is, I am sure, EXACTLY what happened...), it is going to be a nightmare for them to find jobs because of the language barrier. It must be absolutely terrifying wondering what you're going to do for your kid when you qualify for 0 jobs at no fault of your own. The money that we gather here, I will put into Visa gift cards, and slip them into their mailbox when no one is looking. I will have a note that goes along with it that says, "Welcome to the neighborhood and country. Whatever you need, please take, and whatever you don't need, please pass on to a fellow refugee." They have a translator friend who comes by sometimes who can help them know what the heck this is all about. I hope this offers them hope! Thanks everyone! I love my friends! I just realized they're totally gonna know I am behind this. Crap! Oh well.
--EDIT-- So, I have made a change to my plan. It's obviously not secure enough to just hide the money in the mailbox and run. What was I thinking? So what I am going to do instead is bite the bullet and give them the money to their face. I am going to use Google translator to set up a date when the family and I can meet with their human translator. He's a very nice guy! I will give them the money and say, it would mean a lot to me and my friends/family if you would accept this gift because we have been wanting to help for a very long time and just haven't known how. It's not a charity, it's a gift, and if there's a single penny you wish to not accept, we ask that instead of giving it back to us, please pass it on to someone trying to get out of Syria.
Thank you guys soooo much for helping. Even if you can't donate, the fact that you would consider it means the world to me.