Refugee Donation Effort / Concept
Love thy neighbor as thyself, a Christian theme with wide appeal among people of different races, creeds and affiliations. Not only should this mantra teach us to treat others as we would like to be treated, it can encourage empathy, and positive action.
The world is in turmoil. With media agendas, political rhetoric, and fear-mongering, it may be difficult to see the ordinary people who are suffering.
In this issue of Neighbor magazine, and it's corresponding Instagram account, we show shocking juxtapositions that highlight the disparity between daily life in Idaho and that of a refugee. The goal; to help good people see the urgent needs of the refugee and donate at gifts.rescue.org.
A display could be set up in popular gathering places consisting of a mirror placed above a magazine. The rack would be full of free Neighbor magazines. An image of a displaced Syrian family would be silkscreened onto the mirror to juxtapose the comfort of the viewer and the conflict seen in the world.