Aya’s Letter Tote Bag in Black

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100% of sales donated to Art of Hope, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to alleviate the trauma, PTSD, and psychological wounds among the refugee population through art-therapy, vocational training, and creative measures. Art of Hope employs local talent to engage, teach, and help heal some of the invisible wounds among Syrian refugees who forcefully fled their homes. The organization was founded by international journalist, Tara Kangarlou, who decided to move beyond just reporting on this crisis and address one of the least talked about and most damaging impacts of this war.
 

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This 100% organic cotton canvas tote in black includes a screen print of a letter originally written in English by Aya, a 16 year old Syrian refugee from Homs, Syria who currently lives in Lebanon. 100% of sales donated to Art of Hope, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to alleviate the trauma, PTSD, and psychological wounds among the refugee population through art-therapy, vocational training, and creative measures. The 15.7” x 15.7” bag includes the Art of Hope logo on the back. Hand wash, line dry. The tote was stitched and screen-printed by female human trafficking survivors in Kolkata, India. Exact translation of text: "Dear American Gaies: My name is Aya Ahmad from Syria from the villages in Halab [Aleppo]. My dream is to live in my home country but I didn't be can because the way catch my dream from me and the war now in Syria is stopped me to do my dream. In my heart very aches about the babies, woman, mans, all the people how is died in this war. When I sit allown in my moumrize I talk with me wich day can Syria to flip from this days and repet in the past. All the world bet to be Syria for her. Also the life not's go only about the Syrian Peoples hows died. In the past in my village when the days of started I make a cake and biscket with my cousanse."

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