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Dedicated TSOS team members work hard to collect refugees’ stories and to advocate on their behalf. Learn more here about the work, the people and what moves us! Our team is always at hand to inform, present or answer your questions.

A perfect book for high schoolers or adults looking for an uplifting story of how hard work and grit pay off. Dive into this story of Yusra Mardini's journey from Syria to Germany to the Olympics.

September 30, 2021

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel sharing the story of Omar and his brother as they find friendship, love, family, and hope.

September 30, 2021

Education

A story of friendship, bravery, and speaking up. Follow along with Ahmet, a Syrian refugee, and his new friends.

September 30, 2021

Education

When Jessie Came Across the Sea recounts the story of Jessie, a young teen from eastern Europe who was given the opportunity by her rabbi to travel to America and start a new life there.

September 27, 2021

A Different Pond is author Bao Phi's dedication to his childhood and the part his parents played in seeking safety and providing for their family of eight.

September 27, 2021

Call to Action

Over the last year we have developed close relationships built on mutual trust with many of the families we help. We know their names, their personal stories, and individual needs. We are fully aware that our donations are only a temporary band aid for a larger problem. A bag of groceries only goes so far, and they will be back the following Saturday for more. Sometimes, though, we can make a bigger impact in someone’s life.

September 17, 2021

Selfies with friends. Shurooq and Sasha enjoy shopping together.

September 14, 2021

Education

Suzanne Kaufman’s colorful illustrations are a delightful pair to Alaxandra Penfold’s narrative stating “all are welcome here,” no matter one's appearance or background.

September 2, 2021

Education

There are currently 26.4 million refugees in the world. Over half of them are children; hundreds of thousands of them are children traveling alone. These three boys fled violence and persecution in Afghanistan, undertook perilous journeys with their families, and landed in the refugee camp in Greece where I met them. Their future is uncertain, and their past is gone forever. This precarious position could understandably inspire fear, mistrust, and despair. Yet so often it is the children who are able to rise above the rhetoric of fear and show us all what humanity really means.

August 22, 2021

Press ReleaseStatement

Their Story is Our Story stands with those suffering in Afghanistan. As we witness the clogged airport runways in Kabul we seek to clear the runways in our own communities and welcome our Afghan brothers and sisters as our new neighbors and friends.

August 18, 2021
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