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Amale (6) before her shelter in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2017.

Amale, her younger brother and parents were living in a small town east of Damascus when militants entered and began attacking. The family moved to another town further north for two months until they were exposed to further violence. Amale’s father Omran was wounded in a bombing, and the family lost their daughter to dehydration while fleeing.

Omran worked in a textile factory in Syria but is currently unable to work legally in Lebanon. He said he would like to return to get back to work once it is possible. Amale does not currently go to school but loves to learn – she also likes to play with friends and her brother, Mohammad. Mohammad does not go to school either, but enjoys spending time with his family.


Elaine Marinakos
I am a high school social studies teacher in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My classes and I are committed to meeting our goal for Amale and her family!
$1500 Goal

We are working with our Global Connections classes at Downers Grove South High School to raise money for multiple refugee families through Humanwire. This is part of a greater unit of study that includes teaching our students about social responsibility, empathy, and issues affecting people around the world today. Any and all support you can provide is greatly appreciated!!!


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At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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No rewards for me thank you (or maybe I would like rewards), I just want to make a donation for a certain amount to Amale.

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20 Sponsors
1,572.45 of 1,500 USD

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