I can’t imagine adjusting to a new school and a new country at the same time, but that’s a challenge many refugee children will be facing this back-to-school season. Which is why I loved learning that the Tiyya Foundation is organizing a Backpacks for Refugees Drive using an Amazon wish list, to make sure kids who are new to the US can get the backpacks, notebooks, and other back to school gear they need.

Such a terrific group of kids to help, right?

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The Tiyya Foundation has a great backpack drive now that makes it easy to provide new school supplies to refugee children facing their first day of US school

The whole donation process is a super easy, no excuses, two-click process. Check out the list of friendly, colorful backpacks they’ve picked out for children, then just add to cart and it will be sent to a child in need.

The one issue: Today is the last day of the initiative, so hurry!

Maybe you can even let your own kids select a gift from the list. That way when they’re dressed up in their own new fall duds, you can both be thinking of another child around their age, somewhere in this country, who’s feeling just a little more ready for the first day of school too.

 

The Tiyya Foundation has a great backpack drive now that makes it easy to provide new school supplies to refugee children facing their first day of US school

Take a look at the Backpacks for Refugees Amazon wishlis to choose an item to donate by July 30. You can learn more about the refugee-focused work of the Tiyya Foundation on their website. It was founded by some pretty incredible women!

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