Lend a Helping Hand
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Today, YOU can start making an impact in the lives of Yezidis in Middle East.
We need your voice, talent, resources, and ability to help spread awareness about the funds needed to help provide support to those who need it most. Use these idea starters to change the world today!
APPEAL ON BEHALF OF THE PERSECUTED
Be an ambassador for the Yezidis and other persecuted minorities. Sign the statement written by Yezidis Human Rights’ Organization and send to your elected officials wherever you are. Tell your family and friends to do the same. Recruit a team of people and request others to do the same
Click here for the statement to send to your representatives.
Create petitions for action by policymakers.
Ask your representatives to sign on the cosponsored bill already signed by 29 U.S representatives: H.R.1568 – Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act of 2015
collaborate with members of YI to raise funds for medical relief camps, education projects, or humanitarian relief effort. Write proposals, research foundations/organizations that would be interested in our work and willing to help, or doing one of the followings:
AMAZON SHOPPERS SHOP AT Smile.Amazon.com
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization such as Yezidis International
When you go to the link above, choose Yezidis International as the charitable organization you are supporting. If you have family and friends who shop online, encourage them to do the same. Tell us about your experience.
HOST A DINNER IN YOUR HOME
Commit to hosting 10-15 individuals in your home, workplace, local café, or other community location. Invite your friends over for appetizers, desserts, or cocktails and a cause. Take a collection of $10-15 each, the amount each person would spend if you went out to dinner.
ENGAGE YOUR BOOK CLUB
Gather your book club and read a book about religious and ethic persecution. Ask for voluntary donations or a recommended entrance fee.
RACE FOR US
Whether you run, swim, or bike, set a goal and challenge your friends and family to give a donation in honor of your dedication to your next race or competition.
GIVE UP YOUR BIRTHDAY
Ask your friends and family to give a donation in lieu of birthday presents to help young refugee women. Tell your family how you are using your birthday to fight for the rights of others. Ask for donations via e-mail, post to social networks, talk to colleagues, and spread the word on campus, in church, and throughout your neighborhood.
YI ONLINE STORE
A Yezidi artist, Aveen Ismail, is interested in helping Yezidis but doesn’t know how to go about making her talent be of help. A Native American wants to make crafts. An American Artist , Lexi Bell, wants to help with art project to raise awareness. How can we make their talent help Yezidis? Launch an online store. If you have ideas or experience and would like to make it a reality, contact us.
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PROJECTS
Our mission is to empower the Yezidi community and preserve the Yezidi faith and culture. How can you contribute to our effort?
HELP SPONSOR REFUGEES AND GIVE THEM A NEW START
work with senators, lawyers, and Yezidis International members to do what is necessary to sponsor traumatized Yezidi girls and children into USA, Canada, or European countries.
we have an organization who is willing to help but need others who will provide them with specific information, organize data, and communicate with a group of Yezidis in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Canada, USA.
DIGITIZING YEZIDI CULTURE, RELIGION, AND HISTORY
There have been many genocides against the Yezidis. One needs to merely listen to old Yezidi songs and poems to be reminded of how today’s attacks are no different than centuries ago. Story telling, poetry, and songs committed to memory has been one of the few ways Yezidis found to be effective in passing down their history in a land where temples, cemeteries, and land are blown up and burned as part of centuries old attempt at ethnic cleansing and religious purification.
We are digitizing history, religion, and culture in through different methods. We welcome those interested in helping and collaborating.
ARCHIVE/DOCUMENT 2014 GENOCIDE
Collect videos and photos of what took place during the 74th genocide using methods Yezidis International is using or suggest your own ideas. Work with holocaust museums for guidance.
Add more to our children’s website. http://www.childrenofezidi.org/ by take information from the main website yezidisinternational.org to educate school age children and the general public about the Yezidis.
EDUCATE THE PUBLIC
There is much misinformation about Yezidis due to different political agendas and greed. With the help of YI members educate the public on current crisis, and how people can play a role in the solution. Host a event at community center, congregation, school or get media involved.
EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY
One of the best ways we can help a community is
Scholarships for higher education
Sponsor refugees out of Iraq
Medical Relief Camp
Fund schools inside the camps and contribute to backpack program
SPREAD THE WORD
There’s no better way to make an impact than to become an advocate yourself. Tell your family, friends and colleagues about what Yezidis International is doing – like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our Youtube, and join the conversation!
Educate others with guidance from members of YI and use of our Advocacy Kit then send us pictures to share on social media.
What other creative idea do you have to help us? We’d love to hear! Contact Us