There are now more than 29.5 million refugees worldwide, with over half under the age of 18. They’ve been displaced by persecution, war, and violence. Only an estimated 1% will be resettled to a new home country this year In many cases, refugees might prefer to return to their home country. Because it takes years, sometimes decades for a situation to improve, once someone has fled out of the country it is often almost impossible for them to return home.The art was created by Hale Ziad, whose family has experienced both the sadness and loss of the refugee journey and the joy of finding home and safety.
Your purchase of this World Refugee Day tote goes to support one of Charlotte’s refugee resettlement agencies, Carolina Refugee Resettlement (CRRA). Their mission is to receive, to connect, and to empower newly arrived refugees in the Charlotte area so that they begin successful and self-sufficient lives in the United States. $7 from every tote purchase goes straight to them. And as an added benefit, you can say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag. There’s more than enough room for groceries, books, and anything in between.
• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²)
• Dimensions: 16” x 14 ½” x 5”
• Weight limit: 30lbs (13.6 kg)
• 1” wide dual straps, 24 1/2″ length
• Open main compartment
• Blank product components sourced from China