Send a Postcard of Hope to a Child in Need.

Send Postcard

Write Postcard

Write a postcard with a message of hope, comfort, and love.

Everyone needs to know that others are thinking well of them and wishing them a better future. You may even want to add something personal from your own life.

Send Postcard

Mail your postcard to :

Any Refugee
c/o Jesuit Refugee Service USA
1627 K. Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006

We Deliver

Your postcard will be distributed by the Jesuit Refugee Service to a refugee child overseas.

JRS works in more than 55 countries worldwide, having helped over 677,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

Send a Postcard of Hope to a Child in Need.

Tips for writing a postcard

  1. Keep your note simple. Sometimes the simplest messages convey the deepest meaning and sentiment.
  2. Recognize that refugees come from a variety of religious backgrounds. Verses from texts like the Bible may not apply to their faith traditions.
  3. Avoid phrases like “Welcome to America.” The child receiving your card is studying at a JRS school which is most likely not in your country. They are delivered to all over the world so you wouldn’t know their location as you write your postcard.
  4. Feel free to bundle cards in a package. You do not need to pay for postage on every card.

Postcard Gallery

Pacific Northern Academy


williamscannelljrsAny Refugee was founded in 2014 by a then 9-year-old Alaskan boy, William Scannell IV.

The idea for Any Refugee came from a story he heard from his father about how people used to be able to send letters addressed to Any Soldier.  William took this idea and put it to work helping refugee children in order to love and comfort them.  His elementary school got involved and it just kept growing. Tens of thousands of postcards have been distributed to children on five continents.

William is now in his third year at Eton College in the United Kingdom.

On October 15, 2015, Any Refugee became part of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.  JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

Visit our main website at

Send a Postcard of Hope to a Child in Need. Please direct all questions to @jrsusa.


Any Refugee Slideshow

A simple Keynote presentation to introduce the idea of refugees and the Any Refugee project to children.



Would you like William Scannell or someone from Jesuit Refugee Service to speak to your school or group about refugees and what you can do to help? Write us!


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