HALLOWEEN CARDS FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN
For the past two years UUFR’s Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team has hosted a Halloween party for refugee children in collaboration with Lutheran Services. This is designed to entertain the children and familiarize them with a fun part of American culture. This year, due to the pandemic, we are unable to meet in person. Instead we plan to provide “Halloween in a Bag” treat bags with various small Halloween-themed items (and a little candy, of course) for 50 refugee children. There are about 35 in the 3-8 age range and another 15 in the 9-11 range.
Since most of the children are new to the United States (here 3 years or less) we thought it would be fun for them to have something in the bag from UUFR youth – a drawing and/or card with a Halloween illustration, giving a welcome to our country and a message that we’re glad that they are here and that their family arrived safely (most have traveled a lot and lived in refugee camps before coming here). It would also be appropriate to share a favorite Halloween tradition that is special to your family. Use your creativity and make something unique!Maximum size is 8.5″ x 11″.
Can you help? Please sign up at the link below to let us know the number of cards your family wishes to contribute, and how you plan to deliver them once they’re completed. Cards will be collected from October 9-23 and electronic submissions are possible. See the link below for more information. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Contact Pat McLaughlin ([email protected]) with any questions.