In response to the civil war in Syria that began in 2011 and has resulted in the displacement of more than 11 million people within and beyond the country’s borders, the United States in 2015 began to accept for resettlement significantly more Syrian refugees than ever before. In total, 18,007 Syrian refugees were resettled in the United States between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2016.
San Diego, CA received the highest number of Syrian refugees (over 1,000), comprising 6% of the total settled in America (source).
Our goal is to come alongside our neighbors and help them find healing, empowerment, and hope through community development projects.
The Hope Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
100% of all donations are invested back into the programs and directly to the people we serve.
Our Welcome Teams form close relationships with families to help them get settled into their homes, schools, and community to set them up for success in their new lives in America.
Funds donated to the Welcome Team will go towards: Buying home necessities, clothing, car repairs, community events, and income generating development projects.
HEALING ARTS CLUB
Many of our Syrian friends have experienced the pain of loss, hopelessness, and trauma. Our Healing Arts Club will help women and children to process the mental and emotional pain, and help them find healing and hope.
Funds donated to the Healing Arts Club will go towards: Art supplies and community projects.
Many of our Syrian friends have been ostracized from communities and unable to enjoy simple joys such as soccer. Our Soccer Club will give young boys an opportunity to practice teamwork, unity, hard work, and leadership.
Funds donated to the Soccer Club will go towards: Soccer equipment and uniforms.
Nearly 1/3 of Syrian refugees have been found to be illiterate in their native language, and face the challenges of learning English in order to get jobs and provide for their families. Our English Club will give our Syrian friends an opportunity to practice speaking, as well as develop friendships.
Funds donated to the English Club will go towards: Providing curriculum and supplies.