Mariam Shibly is a Chicago-based fashion and travel blogger and the founder of A Blessed Wardrobe. On October 20, she will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser featuring the designs of local designers to raise awareness about the Syrian cause and raise funds to support Karam Foundation's programs for Syrian families in need.Read More
Every so often, we like to highlight the Karam Family’s amazing work. From soap parties to to bake sales, every contribution goes a long to way to supporting Syrians in need. Today, we are highlighting Bina Shah, an amazing writer and friend of Karam.Read More
For International Women's Day, we interviewed Sarah from the Karam Team. Sarah is the Project Coordinator at Karam House. She is also a mentor for Syrian refugee youth at Karam House. Karam House is a space designed for Syrian refugee youth, where they can learn skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are essential to advancing their education and futures.Read More
Karam Foundation's work is dedicated to helping Syrian children, who we call the heroes of Syria's future. In the digital sphere, a hero company of the tech world called Propelrr has entered a contest called the SEO Hero. In the chance that Propelrr wins the contest, the company will be donating the full $50,000 prize to Karam Foundation. Karam has interviewed Francis Gary Viray, Founder of Propelrr. Read on to find out more about the Propelrr and the SEO Hero contest.Read More
“You’re Loved -- Pass It On”, or so said the cards that Patty Simon handed to the children she met on Karam’s Spring 2015 Innovative Education Mission in Reyhanli, Turkey. Patty wanted to spread her message of love, acceptance and empathy to children who had suffered through war and unspeakable trauma. In Spring 2015, she was able to do that, having a positive impact on the students that she worked with during the IE trip.Read More
Every so often, we like to highlight the Karam Family’s amazing work. From soap parties to to bake sales, every contribution goes a long to way to supporting Syrians in need.
A few weeks ago, the Syrian People Solidarity Group, a group of students and activists dedicated to changing the way that people in Austin, TX view Syria, hosted a bake sale fundraiser to support Karam’s programs. They raised several hundred dollars.
This International Day of Women, we have chosen to highlight Jehan B., a Palestinian-Syrian woman who founded a women’s collective to help support women who were displaced by fighting in Syria. This collective makes and sells decorative soaps, which we proudly feature in our Scents of Syria collection.Read More
On January 23rd, Farid Reza embarked on a journey to run 1135 miles around the city of Houston in order to raise funds for Karam's Innovative Education programs for Syrian children. As he hits his halfway mark, here is an update from him.Read More
Today’s Generosity Effect features Jessica Baram, a young woman who is running the L.A. marathon on February 14th, 2016. She is hoping to raise $10,000 to support Karam Foundation.Read More
On January 23, 2016, Farid Reza started running. He ran for 31 miles. The next day, he ran for 31 miles again. And the next day as well. Farid plans to run 31 miles per day for 37 consecutive days, running more than 1135 miles in total.Read More
3.3 million Syrians are unable to go to school. Here's what you can do to send them back to school.Read More
At Karam, we have strived hard to find the best ways to both support and empower Syrians. Today, we are proud to announce the official launch of a new program: family sponsorships.Read More
The city of Aleppo in Syria is known for many things: its food, its architecture, its pistachios, its music, and its soap.Read More
From December 7 - December 13, millions of students in more than 180 countries will participate in a coding event. This global movement, known as The Hour of Code, is meant to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.
Turath Tuesdays is a new series on The Giving Blog. Every Tuesday, we will feature an aspect of Syria's turath, the Arabic word for heritage, be it poetry, art, or history... Today, we are featuring a poem by poet Tala Ezeiden.Read More
“They would come up to me after class and let me know how relaxed they felt. This is huge! As chaotic as their life has been, they can find that quiet place when they slow down, listen to their breath, which is always in the present moment, free from negative emotions like fear and doubt and instead cultivate a steady mind.” A look at Carla Henson's Karam...Read More
In August 2013, the local charity council in Binnish, a town in rural Idlib province, contacted Maya Fallaha. They were desperate, requesting help in procuring infant formula to distribute to families in need that could no longer afford formula.Read More