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Miami Get Social #IGiveLight

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BENEFITING: LAHAF INC

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THE STORY:

One solar light costs $15 per family (Donate and give light to Syrian Refugees)

"Standing at the edge of a tiny marina on the Greek island of Lesbos, two strangers are clinging to one another. They do not know each other's names. They don't speak the same language. But they are locked in an embrace as if they are mother and daughter".

The girl is a refugee from Syria who has just arrived from a not-so-seaworthy vessel. The woman she is clinging to is Dr. Alison Thompson.

Dr. Alison Thompson is asking for your help to bring solar powered lights to refugees in crisis.  Alison's work has recently been featured on CNN, CBS and NPR.  

Quick Facts

  • There are currently over 4,718,000 Syrian Refugees
  • More than 2 million children are fleeing from the five year brutal war in Syria
  • Many families risked their life to flee to safety and everything they once knew no longer exists
  • Refugee camps in the countries bordering Syria are overflowing. Children and families are living in makeshift shelters without adequate light, heat or protection

How Can You Help?

  1. Donate and give a solar light to Syrian refugees (Each solar light cost $15 per family)
  2. We have the power of social media. Let's spread the word using the hashtags #MiamiGetSocial & #IGiveLight.   
  3. Encourage people to donate on this site https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiser/edit/miamigetsocialigivelight/smaatfiu

LAHAF in partnership with Third Wave Volunteers is US based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that connects communities with the organizations, tools and resources to survive, grow and rebuild their lives . Please consider a monetary donation today so we can bring as many lights and supplies as possible. Each light is $15 On behalf of the refugees, the volunteers, and our network of partner organizations we thank you for sharing your light.... www.thirdwavevolunteers.com

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To This Fundraiser

$2,355

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dr. Nancy Richmond

    $100

  • Sarah Socarras

     

  • aspen ward

    $50

  • Katrina Turner

     

  • Michelle and Findlay Black

    $500

  • Vale Siegrist

    $15

  • Humberto Lee

    $100

  • Social Media Association

    $1,530

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24% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Social Media Association

Social Media Association

DONATION: $1,530

As a community effort we raised $1,530 from the Miami Get Social event on Feb. 24th. Alison's humanitarian work is a true inspiration to us all. Let's continue to spread the word with social media to bring light to Syrian Refugees. Every donation helps. Do you have $10 to spare? Can you share this link on social media? 3 years ago

Humberto Lee

Humberto Lee

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Vale Siegrist

Vale Siegrist

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Michelle and Findlay Black

Michelle and Findlay Black

DONATION: $500

With Love and Light 3 years ago

Katrina Turner

Katrina Turner

3 years ago

aspen ward

aspen ward

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sarah Socarras

Sarah Socarras

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” - J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) May the gift of light bring hope and peace. With love, Sarah Socarras 3 years ago

Dr. Nancy Richmond

Dr. Nancy Richmond

DONATION: $100

#IGiveLight to Syrian Refugees! Thank you Alison Thompson for bringing solar lights to families in need. You are amazing. 3 years ago