Updates from JRS/USA
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Meet Omar: He knows education can change his life, but after the loss of a loved one – he started to lose hope. Read his full story and learn how you can help him this Giving Tuesday.
Meet Ghofran: She and her sisters really enjoy going to school each day, but were unable to attend due to a lack of access to safe and reliable transportation. Read her full story and learn how you can help them this Giving Tuesday.
Meet Anwar: He’s an eight-year-old scholar who utilized JRS’s psychological support services to build his confidence, develop a sense of independence, and eventually return to school.
Urge your policymakers to reverse the “remain in mexico” policy and protect asylum for those seeking safety in the United States.
Thirty-nine years ago, then Father General Pedro Arrupe put out a call to the Society of Jesus to mobilize to help displaced people wherever they were. He asked them to bring a “sustained effort” for all who are forcibly displaced. Joan Rosenhauer gives her reflections on this call to action, the 39th Anniversary of JRS, recognizing Lidia Bastianich, and how we can all bring sustained effort to helping refugees.
Meet Rafi: Attending school brought him joy and protection from the harsh realities he faced every day, until one day going to school was no longer an option. Read the full story to learn more about Rafi’s journey back to education.
Meet Mona: Her love for education inspired her younger brother’s interest in learning. Read her full story and learn how you can help students like her this Giving Tuesday.
JRS/USA is thrilled to announce we have a donor who will match gifts given to our Giving Tuesday campaign. This year, on December 3rd, we need to raise $30,000, all of which will be matched, to help eliminate barriers to education for refugee children in Lebanon.
JRS/USA is proud to honor Lidia Bastianich for our 39th Anniversary for her commitment to refugees and bringing voice to refugee issues.
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Sarah Carroll, Director of Communications
This Christmas season, consider a gift to JRS and help refugee children by keeping them in school, keeping them healthy, and most importantly, allowing them be children.