Increasing global understanding through 6.1 million pieces of artwork and counting.
Introducing the 2023 Welcoming Refugees Project
1. Register, set, go!
First, register—it’s both easy and required. Then, learn about what it means to welcome refugees in your community and around the world. We provide the lessons and content guides.
2. Create your art!
This year, we’re asking students to channel their creativity by designing postcards that will be sent to young refugees around the world — we encourage kids to write their own welcome message on the back.
3. Make a Change!
For each piece of art we receive, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a $5 donation—up to $1.6 million—to organizations addressing some of our world’s biggest needs.
How Students Rebuild Works
Explore a global issue
Each Students Rebuild Challenge gives K-12 students the opportunity to explore an issue alongside fellow ‘artivists’ - or art activists - from around the globe.
Make art and mail it in
Use our easy-to-follow instructions to create specific artwork related to the Challenge. When it’s finished, join hundreds of thousands of other participants in sending your art our way.
Your art activates donations
For every piece of art we receive, the Bezos Family Foundations donates funds to support community-based organizations serving youth around the world.
"When you make something with your hands, it changes the way you feel, which changes the way you think, which changes the way you act."
Insights from participants
High school student, Long Island, NY
“Through Students Rebuild and different classes at our school, I've been able to expand my mind and know more about the world in general. Also, it's sparked interest in what I want to pursue in the rest of my life.”
Pieces of Art: 3
Kindergarten Teacher, Roanoke Virginia
“I love how Students Rebuild allows my students to connect not only students within their own community but to students in other countries across the globe. They loved that they could be a part of that."
Pieces of Art: 200
Middle School Principal, Athens, OH
“I believe projects like this bridge the gap and make our global community that much smaller. You're motivated to think about other people and see what you can do to improve a situation not just at home but somewhere else."
Pieces of Art: 2,957