Giving Tuesday 2019

Refugee children boarding the school bus in Bar Elias, Lebanon to go to school. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

For Giving Tuesday 2019, YOU can have an impact on the lives of refugee children.

Raised – $30,000

Goal – $30,000

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More than half of refugee children in Lebanon do not have access to formal education. One of the most significant barriers to access education is safe and reliable transportation.


Providing transportation to all students at JRS schools in Lebanon.

Because of YOUR generosity on Giving Tuesday, we reached our $30,000 goal to help provide safe and reliable transportation for refugee children in Lebanon. We raised more than $16,000, each dollar of which has been matched by the Frankel Family Foundation, that will go directly to refugee students in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. More students will now have a seat in the classroom!

Education must be a priority - we know it will provide a better future for the kid, but they must first get to school safely in order to be educated. Transportation makes the difference in what refugee children are exposed to as they travel to school.
Teacher at JRS School in Lebanon


Will you make a gift today to help eliminate barriers to education for refugee children in Lebanon? Just $20 can help a child safely make it to and from school for a month.

All donations to JRS/USA on #GivingTuesday will be matched. That means your gift will have twice the impact!

Will you help us provide safe and reliable transportation to Lebanese refugee students?