Light Up a Refugee Child’s Winter
In partnership with Neighbors for Refugees, we have a special opportunity here at the J to help light up a refugee child’s winter. These children have fled war, violence, and persecution, and have resettled in our community. These children, like all children, deserve a safe, happy childhood. Help provide a warm welcome to our community, and make their holiday dreams come true.
Over the next few weeks, you will find tags on the menorah in our lobby with the names, ages, and countries of these children, along with a desired gift from their wish list. You will also find this information below. Please help us give back this holiday season by purchasing a gift either in the form of the gift itself, or a pre-paid Amazon or Visa gift card. All gifts are approximately $30, and gift cards can be purchased in the equivalent amount.
When you select a child, please let the Welcome Desk know who you have chosen; you will then place a star on the child’s card so we know they are accounted for. We ask that you bring the gift back to the Welcome Desk either on the day of our community Hanukkah celebration on December 18, or no later than Tuesday, Dec 20.
Thank you for your generosity this season.
About the children
Mimi is a 22-month-old girl from Sudan. She is playful and curious and would love stuffed animals or simple LEGO sets to work on with her parents.
Setayesh is a six-year-old girl from Afghanistan. She loves to work with her hands and would love slime, or craft sets such as jewelry-making kits.
Valeria is a 13-year-old girl from Ukraine. She loves music, and would be thrilled to have a toy guitar, or a gift card to buy one that she has found on Amazon.
Ruslana is an 11-year-old girl from Ukraine who is a big fan of anime. She would love books from the Hanako-Kun series.
Arina is an eight-year-old girl from Ukraine who loves to dress up, and do makeovers on her sisters, Ruslana and Valeria. She wishes for a make-up set, and has her eye on Petite’n’Pretty’s “At First Glow Makeup Starter Kit.”
Rodion is an eight-year-old boy from Ukraine who enjoys playing with cars. He would love a remote control car with big wheels.
Henne is a three-year-old girl from Afghanistan who is always playing make-believe and can often be found wheeling her stuffed animals in a babydoll stroller. She would love any sparkly stuffed animal or a doll with clothes
Osman is a two-year-old boy from Afghanistan who is curious about puzzles. He would love simple puzzles to help develop this budding interest.
Ihor is a 12-year-old boy (almost 13!) from Ukraine. His wish for the holidays is an Amazon Gift Card—a perfect gift for an almost teen who wants the independence and joy of shopping for himself and selecting his own presents.