Who doesn’t need a sweet sweet morning cry every once in a while right? The Norwegians have a great ability of making awesome campaign videos whether they make you weep or ache with laughter, they’re on to something!
Yesterday a video circulated of a young boy in Oslo sitting at a bus stop without a jacket. It’s really cold here and without a coat you are essentially in danger. In the video adult strangers offer him their gloves, scarves, and jackets to make sure he’s warm. It’s unbelievably beautiful to watch, it’s a video that restores your faith in humanity — but it has a message.
The NGO SOS Barnebyer (SOS Children’s Villages) which has been operating in Syria since 1981, made this video to show how willing people actually are to help a poor freezing child — at least one who is sitting right in front of them.
But what about the children in Syria who are displaced and freezing? There are over 3 million people displaced within the country, many of them children, and they’re freezing, starving, and and need our help. Could we help them?
The project affiliated with the video makes helping children as easy as sending an SMS. Once you head to the site you have the option to send a text to a number and then a small amount, like 90 Norwegian Kroners which is 14.77 USD (or more or less depending on you). It’s an incredible cause with a very low effort and cost level.
Here is where you can read more and get your SMS info:
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