Need a new favorite coffee or tea mug? Purchase one or several and help raise money for Project Amal ou Salam! Meaning Project Hope and Peace, this is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Syria’s children to rebuild their country and work for peace. The cost of the mugs is 30$. I will take 5$ of every purchased mug to cover the cost of firing and donate the other 25$ Project Amal ou Salam.
Here is an excerpt of their mission statement, taken from their website <http://projectamalousalam.org/> :
Project Amal ou Salam is a volunteer-run grassroots organization that sponsors schools and provides workshops for Syrian refugee children. We use music, art, sports, photography and team-building activities to teach the kids about trust and unity and help them deal with the trauma they have sustained. Our workshops provide open dialogue, giving the kids a safe space to tackle the issues that they face and develop their own ideas and visions for the future of Syria. In addition to running workshops in refugee areas in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon and inside Syria, Project Amal ou Salam also sponsors schools in these countries and responds to urgent needs of the Syrian refugee community. Project Amal ou Salam believes that every child has the right to an education, to a childhood free from trauma and violence, and to the hope of a peaceful tomorrow.