This group of students in Toronto could have chosen to start any kind of business — a product to sell or a service to provide. But they decided they'd rather lend a hand to the refugees now calling Canada home.
That's how they came up with Compass, a non-profit that distributes welcome boxes to newly-arrived refugees. They're packed with a blanket, warm gloves, maple candies, crayons, and a colouring book with English and Arabic phrases.
They also have a card welcoming them to their new home.
"Everyone’s so excited about this and just wants to be part of it," said Liat Fainman-Adelman, a grade 12 student and president of Compass.
With support from corporate sponsor Deloitte, the team of 35 students have made more has 250 care packages. They'll start distributing them to refugee families in Toronto this weekend.
Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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