Aprii Lynn wrote -
Patrick's birthday is coming up this month! This year, Patrick learned about refugees. He learned that refugees are people who had to leave their homes due to war, natural disasters, or other events beyond their control. Often the trip they take is long and dangerous. Many children don't have beds or pajamas, and some of them are sick or injured. Some have been seperated from their families, and most left everything they owned behind.
Patrick hopes to provide these children with the tools they need to return to school and to offer them some comfort while they must be away from their homes. All proceeds will go directly to the International Rescue Committee of Tucson.
He will also be collecting items at his birthday party as well, including things like school clothes and supplies, backpacks, new socks/underwear, blankets, towels, lunchbags, art supplies, hygiene products, household products, and handmade cards, letters, or drawings. If you have any of these and want to send them along, please let us know!
Patrick is very excited to donate several of his toys, books, and clothes, and hopes to donate his time by setting up art classes with other kids in the community.
A big, giant, THANK YOU to anyone who is able to help him in his endeavor to make a positive impact in our community this year.
Aprii and Patrick