I watched in horror as an adorable five-year-old boy accidentally fell asleep on a train and was carried far away from his older brother, family, home.
When he finally arrived in another city, he could not speak the same language as everyone else. Not one of the adults helped him.
I finished watching the true story, Lion, on Netflix and went to bed. The next day at church I heard this: "What if you ended up in place where you don't speak the same language AND you have some kind of disability, like being deaf? Who helps you get a job or learn how things work?..."
My church is about to host our 3rd annual garage sale to help refugees in these tough situations. If you can shop at a garage sale (or online) you can help, too! FOUR simple ways you can help are detailed below!
1) Shop the Garage Sale:
Days + Times:
Friday, August 4 from 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, August 5 from 8 am to noon (special deals all morning)
Bring all your family and friends to this three-day sale ready to make a difference and find some once-loved treasures at the same time!
All items not sold during the sale will be donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center East Resale Shop after the sale (http://www.
ALL proceeds will benefit Syrian, Iraqi, and Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the Middle East through the Christian Missionary Alliance ministry, Second Circle Center.
To find out more about Second Circle Center's important work in the Middle East, visit:
SEE YOU THERE!
Estan invitados a nuestro garage annual!!
Esta funcion sera benefica para los refuiados del Medio Oriente. Todos los recursos seran donados para Siria, Iraqui y los Sudaneses por medio de Christian Missionary Alliance Ministry, Second Circle Center.
Para recibir mas informacion de todo el trabajo que se esta haciendo en el Medio Oriente, visite:
Todas las cosas que no se vendiron seran donadas al Pregnancy Resource Center East Resale Shop.
No te los pierdas…te esperamos el dia 3-5!
How will my purchases help Syrian refugees living in other countries in the Middle East?
This is the "thank you" flyer we hand out at the garage sale which shows in an overview kind of ways Second Circle helps refugees. To find out more about Second Circle Center's important work in the Middle East, visit:
2) Shop Online
I'll have the Little Lunch Maker pop-up shop at the garage sale on Friday + Saturday (come by and say HI! ), but you can also shop online this Thursday, August 3rd - Saturday, August 5th and ALL the proceeds from these three days will go to help refugees! It's that simple! So, if you're an early Christmas shopper, Thursday-Saturday is a great opportunity to scoop up some awesome gifts for your loved ones.
3) Small Business Owners Unite!
If you're a small business owner and want to run a flash sale and donate your proceeds, we'd love to have you join us! Email me for more details: littlelunchmaker (at) gmail (dot) com.
There is power in social-sharing! Please share this post, and tag any friends, or small business owners you think might want to help refugees in this simple way! Also - share this concept with your local church. Church-wide garage sales are a beautifully simple way to raise thousands of dollars for refugees as well as connect with + bless your local community!
And you? Remember this: YOU are so, so loved.
Keep fighting the good fight, friend!
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."
- Proverbs 31:8