This week we helped make snack packs for the kids of refugee and immigrant families passing through our city to get to loved ones after being released from ICE. We created cards with warm, welcoming messages to remind them they aren’t alone and that there is an entire community of people who care.
The day started with 3 stories from the new Children’s Diversity & Justice Library about the experience of leaving home, coming to a new country, and overcoming fear. Next, we had a discussion about the difference between refugees and immigrants and what it feels like to have to leave your home. Finally, we were able to take everything we learned, combine it with compassion, and participate in a small, but meaningful service project. It was a wonderful way to learn and spread love. 💚