Imagine walking out the door never to return to the place you once called home. The sounds of gunshots and exploding bombs fill the air as you stumble through the streets, clutching your mother's hand, wondering why your world is crashing down around you. You're only three, but already you've experienced more heartache and destruction than most people will ever know in a lifetime. You are a refugee of the Syrian civil war. ~ Cappy Tosetti, Spotlight on Hadaya, The Laurel of Asheville, July 2015

HADAYA specifically works with children living in makeshift camps or urban environments, who are not receiving significant assistance from large aid organizations. Only a small percentage of refugees live in government assisted formal camps.

We rely on volunteers and donations for our support, and 100% of all contributions go directly towards the projects and the children.
Click here for our 2016/2017 projects and fundraising goals.

HADAYA is fiscally sponsored by Eblen Charities, one of North Carolina's most innovative and effective social enterprises, helping thousands of families each year with medical and emergency assistance. If you would like to donate via check, please make it payable to:
'Eblen Charities' with 'HADAYA' in the note section. Thank you!


Find out about our most recent joy deliveries, missions,
and the results of the toy distributions.

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We have some specific and timely needs
before the end of 2016.

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When you give a child a toy, they forget the pain of the past, the uncertainty of the future, and remember what it’s like to simply be a child.