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    Rest and relaxation for our cleaning team

    Day 261

    A Day Off

    The Cleaning Team has been working hard for quite a while. And they continue to go above and beyond. They’ve been focusing on their work as a way to give back and support their community.

    But they haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate their work and take a day to just enjoy themselves.

    We wanted to change that.

    We rented a bus to pick up the Cleaning Team from their living area in the refugee camp and brought them to a national park for day. We wanted them to have an opportunity to enjoy a day like this, which they haven’t had for at least 9 months.

    We picked up a stereo for music that included a microphone, so the group could have a little fun on the bus ride. We pre-ordered lunch and waters for the group, which they had picnic style at the park.

    The result? Rejuvenation.

    The stereo and microphone were a huge hit. The group was dancing and singing the entire bus ride – they finally were able to let loose and enjoy themselves. Mohib took videos of the group dancing on the bus ride and the group was goofy, energetic and having the time of their life. It was so well deserved.

    We value our time off, our relaxation, time with friends and family. And when you’re living in a refugee camp sometimes those positive feelings can be difficult to come by, especially when you’re trying to figure out your next meal.

    Remembering that people need moments of pure entertainment and time to let loose is so important. It lets people think differently, feel refreshed, and inspired to make a difference.

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