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Magical help for refugees

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THE STORY:

When I was a Junior in college, I joined a study abroad program in Aleppo, Syria for the summer. 9 other lucky American college students and I lived in the dormitories at the University of Aleppo, visited amazing and beautiful historic sites all over the country, and made lasting friendships with some of the most warm-hearted and generous people I have ever met. 20 years later the unthinkable happened: the outbreak of a devastating 6 year civil war, the destruction of an old and highly civilized country, and the worst refugee crisis since World War 11. My 8 year old son saw pictures in the news of kids his age fleeing their homes with fear in their eyes, and he wanted to do something to help as much as I did. We started volunteering for the refugee resettlement program in our town, made friends with a refugee family and had fun helping orient them to life in our community. We also wanted to go a step further and raise as much money for the International Rescue Committee as possible. We wrote a book together (which is a magical adventure chapter book for kids, and not a book about refugees) and are donating 100% of profits to the IRC. Please buy a book for the kid in your life and help the IRC at the same time! http://www.lulu.com/shop/hilary-wang-and-julian-wang/the-enchanted-cello-case/paperback/product-23010056.html?ppn=1

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