I really hopped on the opportunity to snag one of these gift cards — I had one place I knew I wanted to reach out to and see what they needed. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska, and we’re a hub for refugee resettlement — so many cultures and families find themselves here!
A new Syrian refugee family is moving here TOMORROW (Friday). My friend is on a Refugee Resettlement team, and she’s been planning their arrival for a couple months. They’ve found a house for them to move into, furniture to furnish the home, supplies to get them started — the works. I reached out to her to ask if there was anything the new family would need (I was thinking boring things like toilet paper and whatnot haha), but she texted back immediately:
“That is so awesome, thank you!!! A wooden mortar and pestle would be so great.”
Boom. Specific need being = soon to be met.
I ordered one on Amazon, it arrived two days later and I got to drop off the mortar and pestle at their NEW HOME last night!
Here’s the gift + a welcome sign in their own language. This home will be occupied in less than 24 hours. I’m so excited!
What a timely gift for this new family! I was told that a mortar and pestle are absolute staples in Syrian families, so I’m glad to give them something useful. I wouldn’t have even reached out with such generosity if it hadn’t been for the gift card challenge. It’s amazing how far $20 can go to help others!
Thanks again for your generosity, RCF!