Atlanta Sisters Raise Thousands to Gift Refugee Children with School Supplies

These two girls from Atlanta made it their mission to help the local refugee families who can’t buy backpacks and other school supplies as the new school year approaches.

It all began with their passion for baking which was then transformed into a campaign to raise money to give back to their community.

Lilly Babcock, a 17-year-old high school senior from Atlanta, said how she loved when she went to school with “fancy” pencils. She claims it helped her to fall in love with learning.

But she’s also reflected on the fact that not every kid has the same privilege.

Atlanta Sisters Raise Money to Buy School Supplies for Refugees

Lily recently worked at one summer camp where there are refugee children.

She realized that if they could have the supplies, it could help them develop a love for learning and experience the same happiness she felt.

Lily decided to reach this goal using her talent for cooking and her platform from her appearance on Chopped Junior. She also has a 14-year-old sister named Evie who has a similar love for cooking and also her own followers.

Evie participated in Master Chef Junior.

The Sister Duo on a Mission to Help & Do Good

To achieve their goal, the sisters baked and campaigned and set a goal of gathering enough money to stuff several backpacks with supplies. According to Evie, it’s heartbreaking seeing that some kids can’t buy what they need for a great school year that would help them succeed.

Their mission was successful. Believe it or not, the duo raised more than $4000 or 240 full backpacks. They were so excited.

They distributed the backpacks to the refugee kids in the Atlanta area in collaboration with New American Pathways. Nancy Gaddy, the CAO, said how the refugee families they work with often lack the money or access to school supplies.

Gaddy adds that these people have been through a lot all over the world. Some are even victims of natural disasters, wars, or health crises. The last thing you would expect from them is to think of getting a book bag or paper and other school supplies.

Evie and Lilly helped in the stuffing of the backpacks and sent them off prior to the school start. They’re beyond proud that the work they put in has paid off.

They advise young people to not feel like they’re voiceless. Even when you can’t vote or something similar, you can always do small things and realize that every act of kindness, no matter how small, matters.