If you have Jewish, Christian, or Muslim roots, you are the descendent of refugees. If you are an American, you likely have relatives who came here as refugees or immigrants. And, statistically speaking — for every 122 people you know, one is a refugee right now.
With 60 million people displaced around the world, the topic may seem too gigantic to tackle. But it’s also too gigantic to ignore. We are part of an interconnected global community; one with power — and a responsibility — to help each other in times of need.
Keys for Refugees believes in a world where everyone has a place to call home. Our campaign is based on the idea that a key can unlock a conversation, a conversation can inspire action, and a series of actions can change the world.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Buy a red key for $5.00
Keep it on your keychain or use it as a house key. Gift one forward to a friend or wear it and post a picture to #UnlockAConversation.
Keys are more than tools — they are symbols of comfort, security, and the lives we build for ourselves and our families. House keys are among the most common items Syrian refugees are taking with them when they flee their homes — even when they don’t lock their doors behind them. To us, the red key is a statement of solidarity and a symbol of hope.
Your purchase helps to fund relief and resettlement
Each time you purchase a key, we donate the profits to organizations that directly assist with refugee relief and resettlement.
One of our partners, HIAS, has been supporting refugees for 130 years. They’re really good at what they do. Our goal is not to reinvent the wheel, but to direct attention and support to those already assisting refugees around the world.
The key becomes a conversation starter
When someone asks about your red key, you have an opportunity to raise awareness and share hope. We have outlined a few “key facts” about refugees here so you’ll be prepared.
The big question is not whether the world will continue to change — it is changing, every day. The question is whether we want to be bystanders or participants; whether we want to react to the bad news today, or envision a better future for tomorrow. Let’s change the news. Let’s create a world where everyone has a place to call home.