Two weeks ago, the White House reached out with an idea.
What if you could use Kickstarter, they asked, to help the millions of refugees seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe?
We immediately said yes. With this campaign, we’re answering that call, and working to raise awareness, raise funds, and deliver aid to those who need it.
This isn’t a typical Kickstarter project. There’s no all-or-nothing funding goal. The rewards are all about giving, not getting. And we’ll be donating 100% of our usual fee to support these aid efforts. Most days, this site is a home for people working together to create new things, but this campaign is about something else: working together to bring the most basic of necessities to people who need them dearly. Even a little support can give a family dry clothes, fresh water, or a place to sleep — those “small” things that become everything as soon as you’ve lost them. We’d love your help.