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ANOH_Intro_image_340x280.pngFor most, Halloween is a night of excitement, friendly frights and safe scares. But for the children of Syria the fear is very real. And it’s every night of the year.

The Syrian civil war is in its fourth year, and has stolen the childhoods of millions of children. Children like Hani, 8, have seen unspeakable horrors. They have witnessed the deaths of family members, endured sleepless nights of bombing and fighting, and now live in constant fear and uncertainty.

This Halloween, show the children of Syria that they have not been forgotten.

carve, share and text

You can make a difference to children like Hani. Simply click on the links below to download our Night of Hope resources. You can also share a message of hope with your social networks and donate £5 by text.

Carve a heart in your pumpkin as a symbol of hope.

Carve a heart in your pumpkin as a symbol of hope.

Download your Night of Hope resources with carving tips; recipes and decorations.

How to carve the perfect pumpkin »
Try these showstopping carving stencils »

Make your own beautiful bunting »

Recipes for scrumptious pumpkin dishes »

 
Share a picture of it with us so that we can show the children of Syria.

Share a picture of it with us so that we can show the children of Syria.

You can share a picture of your carved pumpkin, along with a message of hope to the children of Syria on our pumpkin page or direct to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #ANightOfHope. All the pumpkin pictures will combine to create a pumpkin mosaic which will be shared with Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon during a visit this November.

 
Text HEART to 70060 to donate £5 to help change their future for good.

Text HEART to 70060 to donate £5 to help change their future for good.

 

Find out more about how your money will help provide vital education for the children of Syria in our video slideshow »

 

How you'll help

We want your help to show the children of Syria that they have not been forgotten, that we will not abandon them. We want to give them hope for a future free from fear.

When you donate to a Night of Hope, you’ll be giving the children of Syria like Hani, 8, a chance of a real childhood.

Watch the slideshow below to find out more about how your money will help the children of Syria.

*Hani and Amina’s names have been changed to protect their identity and keep them safe.

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Please fill in your details below to stay informed about a Night of Hope.

And after 31 October, we’ll let you know more about the change you will have helped to make for the children of Syria.

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Digital pumpkin

Digital_pumpkin_340x280.jpgFor those of you who would prefer not getting your hands a bit messy carving your own pumpkin, we’ve created a site where you can select a choice of pumpkins and heart stencils. You can carve your own virtual pumpkin online here and share it and a message of hope with the children of Syria.

Whether you’ve carved your pumpkin in person or online, please visit our site to add your heart and message of hope to our mosaic to show the children of Syria that they have not been forgotten. The mosaic will be shared with Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon during a visit this November.

You can upload and create your pumpkins here »

Pumpkin party

Hold a pumpkin party this OctoberNOH_pumpkin_party_340x280.jpg

The children of Syria have seen things that no child should see.  But amid the fear there is hope. The children love playing with their family and friends; their childhood is not completely lost. Later this year World Vision will be putting on some special parties for Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon so that, for a few hours at least, they can let go of their worries and enjoy being a child.

How you can help

You can show your support for the children of Syria by holding a Night of Hope pumpkin party this October.

Your party-goers can donate £5 on the night by texting HEART4 to 70060. Donations will go towards schooling for some of the three million Syrian children who have had their education disrupted and their futures ripped away.

If your guests are unable to donate by text, you can collect their donation and pay in the funds raised via our website, by phone or by post. Find out more »

Churches

NOH_Churches_340x280.jpgGet together with your church to turn a night of fear into a night of hope, complete with useful tools and resources Find out more »

Bloggers

Want to do more? If you blog, you can get involved in helping to raise awareness of a Night of Hope. As you carve, share and text, blogging about your experiences will let others know about the campaign. Your readers can share their pictures, and a link to your post with us direct to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #ANightOfHope, so that we can re-share it socially. Finally, don’t forget to ask your readers to text HEART8 to 70060 to help raise even more money for the children of Syria!

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