Save the Children and the Refugees



Yesterday Patrick Ness started a charity page for Save the Children, pledging to match £10k of donations. Long story short, they smashed that goal, then other authors stepped in to match more: John Green, Derek Landy, Jojo Moyes, Hank Green, Rainbow Rowell, Brendan Reichs, Ally Carter, Margaret Stohl, Jenny Han, Shannon Hale, Siobhan Vivian, Richelle Mead, Gayle Forman, Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi, Melissa de la Cruz, Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, Lauren DeStefano, Pseudonymous Bosch, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Lauren Oliver, Jacqueline Woodson, Alexandra Bracken, IW Gregorio, Stacey Lee, Maureen Johnson, and I’m sure there’s lots more as well–I nabbed these names from the page.

At the moment of this writing they’ve raised almost £200k. In a day they raised the price of a 2 bedroom house in Aberdeen! Think how much good that could do for the Syrian refugee crisis in particular–tents and other shelter, food, warm clothing, legal fees–so much.

I’ve given some and I hope you consider doing the same!

Other things you can do:

See if your local town or city has a drop off point for supplies–you can donate canned goods, warm clothing, camping gear, etc.

There was an Amazon wishlist but it’s frozen for the moment because they received enough donations for the time being and have to process before asking for more! But you can still donate here.

Lots of existing charities will also be helping, such as Amnesty International, Shelter, and more. This Telegraph article has a good roundup of all you can do, including petitioning your government to do more to help.

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