Kermit the Frog: A Touch of Comfort for Refugee Kids in Greece

It was an unusual donation, but a touching one. Fouad Hannah, working in the corporate sector, offered us 4,320 small back packs featuring Kermit the Frog, of Muppets fame, complete with face, arms and legs suitable for little ones to cuddle. He was painfully aware of the emotional toll borne by refugee children and asked if this donation might be a way to give them a touch of comfort. One of our UK Global Hand partners responded and packed them into a massive delivery of food, shoes, clothes, toiletries, sanitary supplies, medication and more, all part of regular deliveries they make to displaced people across Europe, Greece in particular. Upon seeing the accompanying photo, Fouad told us that he thought “both the children and Kermit seem happy to be together” and added that he was glad Kermit could be a “distraction from the horrors the children and their families are facing.”

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