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How to Teach Our Children About Refugees

For Deb Coffey, a member of the Highland Ward, Sandy Utah Granite South Stake, it has been “sweet and tender” to witness the contributions of individuals, families, and groups to refugees.

Sister Coffey, as executive director of the Utah Refugee Center, has seen an influx of donations of time, talents, and goods, which has only gained momentum in the weeks following invitations by Church leadership to serve refugees.

Some of the most “touching” contributions have come from children, Sister Coffey noted. She has a video of two young girls “with the brightest, most cheery faces,” who recently came and volunteered at the center.

“I put together bags for refugees, and I’m way super excited,” explains a girl who is perhaps 9 or 10.

“The power of children never ceases to amaze me with how loving and accepting they are,” Sister Coffey said.

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