BENEFITING: HEAR ME NOW INC
Our Mission Help Refugee Child (HRC), will distribute backpacks with basic necessities to bring comfort, health, safety and warmth to refugee children and families who have left everything behind. HRC will distribute at least 10,000 backpacks to refugee children in 2016. We collect and personally distribute relief packs to refugee families fleeing violence, oppression and persecution to aid refugees in their journeys to safety. A Message From Our Team Operation Refugee Child will help aid those who have left everything behind and have little or nothing to eat or keep themselves warm. As parents, we work hard to keep our children warm, healthy and safe, and it is our intention to keep helping these families and children who need us the most. The Syrian Refugee crisis really hit home, as many of us have children the same age as sweet little Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed ashore after attempting to reach Europe with his family. We are a volunteer group of over 5,000 people who have united together from across the globe with one common goal of aiding refugees families. Over 9,000 refugees are arriving daily in Greece and 30% of them are children (UNHCR). Facing torrential rains and the onset of winter, refugee families urgently need food to eat and clothing and supplies to stay warm, clean, and healthy as they continue on their journey across Europe. However, there is little to no support on the ground for refugees; local governments are underfunded and overwhelmed, and large aid organizations have a surprisingly minimal presence. As parents, we want the best for our children, and we make these decisions based first on safety. You wouldn’t put your family in a tiny boat to cross the sea unless you knew it was safer than land. If and when these families survive the boat ride across the Aegean Sea, they face hardships on land with no food, shelter or warm clothes. We want to aid these families with items that can help ease their transition on their journey to asylum. Refugees are sleeping in the parks without shelter, water, food, bathrooms, medicine, or dry clothes. Operation Refugee Child will provide refugee families with supplies for a healthier and safer journey to their asylum destination through direct volunteer distribution of donations. All it takes is one person to start changing the world, and it can start with you! We look forward to delivering your Operation Refugee Child Relief Pack to a refugee family soon! Our volunteers work as a team to provide refugee families with essential items* that they will need on their long journey. HRC backpacks will include items such as: Mylar blankets, Thermal sleeping bag (heavy duty), Battery-less flashlights, Adult poncho, Inflatable pillow, Kid poncho, Emergency whistle, 1st aid kits 54 piece, Hand warmers, Rehydration salts, Balloons, Fleece hat, Mittens, Toothbrush/toothpaste, Baby socks, Chapstick, Plush toys, Sharpie marker, Purell, ID Lanyards, Collapsible water bottles, Caribiner 25 lb, 4 pack crayons, Drawing pad, Baby food, Protein bars, Halal beef jerky, Diaper rash cream, Candy, Pacifiers, Warm baby blankets, Wool headscarf, Vaseline, Chamois towels, Tea Tree Oil, Baby bottles & Nipples, Ready to use formula. *Companies who manufacture these products are invited to join our growing list of corporate partners. All it takes is one person to start changing the world and it can start with you! Thank you!