Hello! My name is Bellina Tricarico and I am nine years old. I am doing a summer leadership program with the YMCA. I chose this project to support refugees and asylum seekers. The way I'm supporting them is by collecting: body wash, soap bars, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine pads, Costco gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Food4less gift cards, Amazon gift cards, Target gift cards, and fake flowers. These things are all being collected for the International Rescue Commitee (IRC), San Diego. The hygiene items are for the heath and wellness programs, the gift cards are for the refugees and asylum seekers to chose their own thing, and the fake flowers are going to be made into centerpeices for the refugee dinner this year called "A Taste of the IRC". IRC also needs money donations so they can keep all their amazing programs going. I believe the problem of refugees and asylum seekers without standard items like a toothbrush, is a huge problem that should be solved. I chose to support refugees and asylum seekers because I did a simulation that put me in their shoes and it really shocked me, so I chose to help. If donating online is your only option, please do! Thank you! By donating, some of America's most challenging issues will be solved.