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3/31/16

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: WWII Refugee pays it forward with Care package to Syrian refugee

Once a child refugee herself, Helga penned a letter to 16-year-old Sajeda, a Syrian refugee. The NBC story - which ran as part of its “Making a Difference” segment - featured...

3/28/16

CCTV America: Hand-written letters let refugees know they're not alone

In a CCTV broadcast, 87-year-old Helga Kissell discusses her past as a WWII refugee in a heartfelt letter to inspire Sajeda, a Syrian refugee.

3/16/16

ABC News.com: WWII Refugees Send Letters of Hope and Compassion to Syrian Refugee Children

Though it was nearly 70 years ago, Gunter Nitsch remembers clearly what life as a refugee was like. In 1949, he and his family were living in a refugee camp in Western...

3/15/16

Huffington Post: What to do for Refugees? Start With a Message of Hope

In a Huffington Post blog, Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, urges people to send Syrian refugees a message of hope, as the war drags into its sixth year.

3/11/16

The Indy Channel WRTV - Indianapolis WWII refugee sends note to young Syrian boy

In the midst of the Syrian crisis, Indianapolis local and WWII refugee Dr. Joseph Wernicke penned a positive note to a 12-year-old refugee, Shadi. Wernicke was contacted by...

3/10/16

AJC.com: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrian children

CARE asked a group of former World War II refugees, now living in the U.S. to send letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children living in Jordan.

3/9/16

Chicago Tribune: In 1948, this WWII refugee got a CARE package from America. Last month, he paid it back

Gunter Nitsch is proof that for many former refugees, life gets better. That’s why the 78-year-old Chicago resident wrote a letter to a Zaher, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee,...

3/8/16

Yahoo: Empowering Girls Through Education in Guatemala

Yahoo Beauty Editor, Alexandra Perron, traveled to Guatemala with CARE and Hain Celestial.

3/8/16

Mashable.com: “I know firsthand what it’s like to lose a home…”

Those are the opening words of a letter handwritten by Helga Kissell, 87 years old. She was writing to Sajeda, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee. The two have never met, have...

3/3/16

CBS Philly - The Care Package Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary This Spring

This spring, the historical CARE package will celebrate its 70th anniversary. During WWII, these packages containing food, supplies, and other alms were sent to refugees in...

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