If you're like me, the year feels like it's off to a pretty sad start. So much chaos and so much pain, it really makes you value what's important, and what matters. Feeling helpless resonates among many of us I'm sure, so I'm taking this helplessness and finding a way to turn it into productivity.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there's nothing I want to celebrate more than love, and the love for all people, no matter where you come from and where you've been. However, there comes a time when you can't help every single person or cause so you need to choose one mission at a time. The political climate in America feels extremely unstable like a grenade about to go off, but the refugees fleeing Syria are running from real grenades where their homes have been destroyed and safety isn't an option.
There are many wonderful organizations that are doing so much wonderful work to help these refugees find some form of solace, and providing them with the bare necessities that are every human's basic right. Shelter, food, water and freedom.
I was introduced to a wonderful organization, "Nu Day Syria", which provides many resources to Syrian refugees that are struggling to get by. Being a mother, this organization struck a chord with me. Everyday my main goal is to make sure my children eat, play, sleep and smile. And this doesn't take much, but I'm sure there are many mothers out there that strive for this simple goal everyday. However, this goal isn't attainable for everyone, particularly those mothers raising children in a circumstance devastated by a ruthless war.
I want to help these mothers, and you can too.
This Valentine's Day I am creating special Valentine boxes with one dozen macarons, containing three of my most popular flavours, Nutella, Rose and Salted Caramel.
Pre-order a box for someone special or treat yourself! I will be donating 30% of all profits to NuDay Syria, to help them continue their wonderful work.
If you don't live in The Greater Boston area, but would still love to donate, I will be collecting cash donations as well to add to the final contribution.
There's a lot of anger and frustration out there these days, and many people need to feel love. So let's send some love to a place that needs it a little more this Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Box: $35
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