The migration crisis in Europe is far from the eyes of the media but it is no less urgent. People still arrive by the boatloads each day. An experience like this makes me feel very, very far from home, but then I realize that the people I care for are also far from home - any home, old or new. I'll get to go home and these people's struggle will continue. And you have a chance to make their journey a bit easier. 'Today is my birthday! I'll spare you a mediocre bar, a nice dinner, or a gift but instead please consider making a donation to one of the organizations below. Being on the ground has given me a first-hand understanding of non-profits that are really making a difference. Thank you for your consideration!