The Power of Words - CARE-ing for Syrian Refugees

(Every time you click on a link in this post, I am compensated. A portion of proceeds from this campaign will be donated back to CARE to help Syrian refugees. Thanks as always for supporting my blog! This blog post is sponsored by CARE.)

I think to some extent, we all believe there is power in our words. That's why we write blog posts, listen to music, send text messages, write tweets, call our moms, write love letters, read books, etc. We all know that something about our words literally CHANGES the environment around us. 

When I was asked by CARE to participate in this campaign to write letters to Syrian refugees I did a little fist pump in the air. I absolutely love showing others how easy it can be to make a difference. I've been so humbled lately by all the evil that is happening in the world. I tried to think of a more euphemistic way to say that, but evil just seems like the best word to describe it. I've felt so helpless, so hopeless, so lost. 

I've heard people say, "Don't pray for Paris! Do something about it!" which actually makes me sad because I do believe in the power of prayer, but I also want to be someone who DOES do something about it. 

The Syrian War has produced the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. More than 4.6 million people have fled the country and another 6.6 million have been displaced within Syrian. MILLION. CARE has reached over 1 million Syrians with immediate humanitarian relief and support for dealing with the crisis long term. You can donate a CARE package in various forms or donate a specific amount of money.

+ $35 for a hygiene kit

+ 70 for a month's worth of food

+ Any amount

+ FREE! Write a letter to a refugee. It only takes a few minutes and you never know what it could do.

Here's mine:

Hi there-

You don't know me, and I don't know you. But that doesn't mean that I don't care for you and that I don't think about you. 

I think about your past and what you had to leave behind. I think about your present and what that must feel like for you. I think about your future and all you have to offer this world. 

Never forget that kindness is magic. It truly produces miracles! The things you are going through will increase your capacity for kindness. You know tragedies that I may never have to experience, so I won't pretend to understand. But just know, that all the way in Utah, USA, someone cares for you and is thinking of you. 

- Brooklyn

You can click HERE to learn about others who are using their love and compassion to make a difference. Or click HERE to learn how you can write a quick, easy letter to Syrian refugees to give them hope and courage in these times of trial.

I'm also doing a giveaway for $25 Paypal cash below. I hope you'll consider entering, each time you click on a link I am compensated monetarily. Proceeds from this campaign will be donated back to the CARE program. The $25 prize can be used however you like! However, I also hope you'll consider using it to donate to CARE, donate to a local cause you believe in, or use it to strengthen a relationship in your immediate circle. Because the best place we can start making a difference, is with the people around us. 

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