Special Delivery

Special Delivery: Letters of Hope

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.

Write Your Own Letter

Send your own message of hope to Syrian refugees.


Your gift of a CARE package will be symbolic of the supplies, services, relief and hope CARE provides Syrian families in need.

“Helga made me feel like I exist.”

When 16-year-old Sajeda opened the letter from 87-year-old Helga, she couldn’t have known how it would bridge the distance — and the decades — between them.

“There are good people in this world.”

Former child war refugee Gunter Nitsch, now 78 and living in Chicago, shared his story – and more — with 8-year-old Zaher, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. 

“I have hope when I find someone encouraging me.”

Hope is exactly what Renata Senter wished to express when she wrote to 13-year-old Duha. “I would like to get to know you and hope that I will be able to help you … achieve your goal.”

“You and your family are not alone.”

Joe feels a kinship with 12-year-old Shadi, and it doesn’t end with their shared child-war-refugee experience.