SUPPORT THE SYRIAN REFUGEES- HELP US SEND SHIPMENTS OF HOPE!
J-Teen is on TV!
Fox 5- Good Day Street Talk, February, 2017
Fios 1 News- MLK Day Interfaith Support of the Syrian Refugees, January 16, 2017
Other Media Coverage
More than 275 Westchester Volunteers Come Together for MLK Day of Service, Rivertowns Patch, January 19, 2017
Westchester Teens to Volunteer for Syrian Refugees on MLK Day, The Loop, January 10, 2017
Westchester Teens Lead Effort to Provide Humanitarian Aid and Supplies to Syrian Refugees on MLK Day, Stacyknows, January 9, 2017
Teens to collect for Syrian Refugees on MLK Day, Lohud Journal News, January 4, 2017
Westchester Teens Lead Effort to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Refugees on MLK Day, The Patch, January 4, 2017
For 8th-12th Graders!
Thanks to a generous grant from UJA-Federation of New York in connection with its Time for Good initiative, J-Teen Leadership will be spearheading a Westchester-wide interfaith teen volunteer event with the AFYA Foundation, in partnership with the Westchester County Youth Council, in honor of MLK Day. J-Teen Leadership is co-sponsoring shipments of much needed humanitarian supplies for Syrian refugees in Sinjar, Iraq. Pallets of supplies will be air shipped into the country by AFYA, and the US Dept of Defense will be the last mile distribution partner for us.
Teens from all over Westchester will come together to sort and pack supplies, provided by teen-run collection drives, and prepare the shipments to be sent directly to the refugees in the camps in Iraq.
- Bet Torah Synagogue in Mount Kisco
60 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco
- Lanza Family Center For All Ages in White Plains.
106 North Broadway, White Plains
Community service certificates provided!
What is happening in Syria and why are there refugees?
Since 2011 when Civil War broke out between the government-controlled Syrian Army and civilian opposition groups, nearly 500,000 individuals have been killed, with millions more being forced to leave their homes. Syrian civilians began to flee to neighboring countries and seek asylum in Europe as fighting was further complicated by divisions between secular and religious fighters and between ethnic groups. Fighting intensified in 2015 bringing the refugee crisis to critical heights.
What does Iraq have to do with it?
Iraq’s geographic location, specifically its Kurdistan region bordering Syria to the east, places it on the front lines of the refugee crisis. Since the start of the Syrian Civil War, hundreds of thousands of refugees have settled in permanent refugee camps set up by the Kurdistan Regional Government. However, aid to these camps has been dwindling as other internal crises in Iraq have developed.
Make a donation to the Syria Refugee Fund!