2017 was hard. Disruptive. Disorienting.
But that was not the end of the story—because you refused to look away.
When bombs fell in Syria, when ISIS terrorized families in Iraq, when we felt our own hearts turning against each other at home—you dared to imagine a more beautiful world. You said, “We belong to each other.”
You refused to let go of the more beautiful world our hearts long for.
You helped more than 2 million people survive the worst—and imagine the best in 2017…
- 22 million meals for families caught in conflict
- 29 million liters of clean water
- 447,000 medical consultations
- 272 refugee-owned businesses launched
But far more important than any number or statistic are the lives you changed, because you kept showing up. When others said “too hard” or “too scary,” you said “love anyway.” You gave yourself to the hard work of remaking the world—one child, one displaced family at a time.
Thank you for showing up. Thank you for refusing to give into fear or despair. Thank you for building the more beautiful world in 2017. Imagine what your love will do in 2018.
I want to give to Love Anyway.
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