Letters of Hope

Become a #LettersOfHope Classroom!

CARE’s new interactive curriculum on refugees builds empathy through understanding.

Students Stand With Refugees

Students from Boulder, Colo., connect with refugees living in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. 

Write a Message

Send your own Letter of Hope to refugees around the world.


Your gift will help provide supplies, services, relief and hope to refugee families.

Join the Movement

Today, more refugees than at any other time in history have fled unimaginable violence and persecution in search of safety and a more promising future for their children. Our Letters of Hope initiative started in 2016 when CARE Package recipients in the United States, themselves refugees following WWII, wrote letters of support to Syrian children, bridging the great distance and circumstances that separated them. That outreach has inspired thousands of people around the world to send their own heartfelt messages. Refugees need support now more than ever. Share your own letter of hope today and join the movement to stand in solidarity with refugees everywhere.

Read the Letters

Students stand in solidarity with refugees through a heartfelt letter exchange

Become a #LettersOfHope Classroom

View the #LettersOfHope Classroom curriculum and download lesson plans. 

Special Delivery

Once child refugees themselves in war-ravaged Europe after World War II, recipients of the original CARE Packages write letters to Syrian children whose families have fled to Jordan, resulting in some deeply moving connections.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

Letters of Hope is made possible in part by support from the Fledgling Fund.

LOH - Blake & Elisa

Blake & Elisa

“If we meet, we will make music together."

Read the Story

Twelve-year-old Elisa, living with his family in Dadaab refugee camp, connects with Blake, a fifth grader from Boulder, Colo., over their shared love of music.

LOH - Dexy & Safiyo

Dexy & Safiyo

"This is the flower I will draw on you."

Read the Story

Fifth grader Dexy Payne wrote a letter to Safiyo, an 11-year-old girl whose home and life in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp are far removed from High Peaks Elementary’s carpool lanes and cafeteria lines.

LOH - Laila and Raneem

Laila & Raneem

“You now have a sister in Jordan."

Read the Story

A Jordanian immigrant in the U.S. and a Syrian refugee learn through a letter that they share the same dream of helping Syrian refugee children through the field of medicine.

LOH - Madison & Haroon

Madison & Haroon

"Remember to keep being yourself, no matter what." 

Read the Story

16-year-old Haroon feels hopeful after reading a letter from Madison, a student in New York City.

LOH - Malalai & Farahnaz

Malalai & Farahnaz

"They don't know us, but they care."

Read the Story

Malalai and Farahnaz are living in Greece as refugees from Afghanistan. Through Letters of Hope, they connected with students in New York City.