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Giving Tuesday Match Extension

We're extending the match and set a new goal of sending 2,500 winter survival kits to refugee families trying to make it through this bitter cold winter.

Each winter survival kit costs $127 and provides families with five thermal blankets, three mattresses, winter clothes and a plastic sheet to insulate their tent — essentials that can mean the difference between life and death. 

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Sleeping Bag

Right now your gift will send TWICE as many sleeping bags to refugees in need.

Many refugees spend days and weeks on foot in search of safety. You can provide a vulnerable woman, man or child with a sleeping bag — and the priceless gift of their first peaceful night of rest since the day they were forced to flee.


You can choose to send a free e-card or receive a printable card via email.


Syrian refugee Al Hmeiady, 73, and his wife returned to eastern Aleppo two years after they were forced to flee. Their house was destroyed in the war, so they now live with their son.

Thanks to generous donor support, this vulnerable couple and other families received sleeping bags, blankets, winter clothes and coats, carpeting and plastic sheeting to protect them from the brutally cold winter weather.

Syrian refugee Al Hmeiady, 73, and his wife returned to eastern Aleppo two years after they were forced to flee.

A sleeping bag will keep this little boy, a Syrian refugee living in Greece, protected from the cold. With the help of caring Americans, UNHCR also warehouses and distributes blankets, warm clothing and other crucial winter supplies to at-risk children and families.

Sleeping bags get prepped for delivery.

A little boy waits in a warehouse to get a sleeping bag.


We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible to help refugees. The catalog items shown reflect periodic surveys of the countries UNHCR operates in and represent both the need and price of critical aid items. Although each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most.

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Giving Tuesday Match Extension: Send a winter survival kit to refugees trying to make it through the bitter cold winter. HELP TODAY