Since early May, more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by immigration officials along the southwestern border of the US.
And with each passing day, another 60-70 children are taken from their families.
Like many Americans, Rabbi Leora Kaye of New York City has been heartbroken by the news and wanted to find a way to show love and compassion to the children being detained. She works for the Union for Reform Judaism and is part of a group of clergy going to McAllen, Texas, to visit a detention facility.
So she had the idea to bring cards with her from kids in her 8-year-old daughter's third grade class, and she asked the teacher if they could write them this morning.
With the help of the school's Spanish teacher, the students at PS 118 in Brooklyn made bilingual cards to send to the children being detained at the border.
Kaye's husband Doug Gordon, who tweeted the photos, told BuzzFeed that they had told their daughter that "there are some people in need who come here for help and that right now our country isn't doing everything it can to help them."
"Usually we try to pivot quickly to the idea that we can help, even if it's just in what seems like a small way," Gordon said. "Writing cards to hopefully make people feel just a little better is a thing kids can get their heads around, even if it's not THE thing that will fix this."
"We've told her that at the very least, we need to put a little more kindness and compassion into the world."