Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the life of a child? Have you seen commercials on television begging for contributions but never had the chance to actually donate? Have you wondered how you can make a difference in the life of a child from a third world country but weren’t sure how to get started? Now there is a way for anyone to donate to children from Syria who are refugees. Refugee children do not have homes. Due to conflicts, they were forced from their homes and are often malnourished, uneducated and poor.
The Unicef Syria crisis appeal is designed to help offer hope to these children and families. For a donation of fifty dollars, the crisis appeal will provide everything a family needs to survive. This includes clothes and blankets, as well as other household goods, that the family needs. Many families lost everything when they left their homes. This means that not only do they not have blankets, clothing, toys or books, but that they also lost any family heirlooms, special toys and precious items.
While fifty dollars might not seem like a lot, to a family who has nothing, fifty dollars can make a huge difference. For a one hundred dollar donation, the crisis fund will buy 122 exercise books and 1,818 pencils. These will go to children who are refugees. Many children who are refugees do not have a way to continue their education, but this fund helps provide that for the children. Again, one hundred dollars might not seem like a lot, but it will make a huge difference in children who didn’t have any hope of being able to become educated. Consider how difficult it would be for you to raise one hundred dollars. Something as simple as cutting out fast food or coffee for a month could give you the funding you need to make such a donation. Finally, for a two hundred dollar donation, the Syria crisis fund can buy 7,500 biscuits! These high energy biscuits go to feed children who are suffering from malnutrition. Many children do not get regular meals and some do not eat at all due to their status as refugees. If a child’s family does not work, they have no way to eat.
Such a donation may seem like an overwhelming amount of money, but it can truly make a huge difference in the life of a refugee child.