Today is #GivingTuesday – the non-profit world’s version of Black Friday – when we ask all of our supporters to give generously to causes that inspire them and encourage their friends and family to do the same.
This past summer, EPIC’s Executive Director Erik Gustafson was in Mosul shortly after the last of the ISIS militants were driven out of the city. While there, he met a group of young art students who created a short skit to tell the story of their ordeal and we hope you will take just a few minutes to watch it:
These young people have suffered through a nightmare unimaginable for most. But their resilience and dedication to helping their city and country thrive again are inspirational and motivate our work every day.
EPIC works to support civil society leaders in Iraq who are on the front lines of government accountability, minority protection, youth empowerment, gender equality, emergency relief, and more. By providing advocacy, information, and financial support, we can help them rebuild and end the cycle of violence.
But we cannot succeed in our mission without you. On this #GivingTuesday, won’t you contribute whatever amount you can as we enhance understanding of Iraq’s story, monitor the crisis to support smarter public policy, and provide relief to those who need it most.
Will you do this for Iraq?