It's Time for Back to School!

The leaves are changing color, sweaters are being pulled out from the back of the closet, and kids everywhere are slinging on their backpacks to head back to school. Here at Millie’s, we’re getting ready to kick-off of our very own Back to School campaign too! Between now and International Literacy Day on September 8, we want to #StuffTheBackpacks of 30 refugee kiddos in Za’atari Refugee Camp who will be enrolling in our literacy program - and we need your help to do it!

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The Price of Asylum
On April 29th, the Trump Administration issued a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Homeland Security to develop new regulations to amend the asylum process. One of the more controversial directives includes establishing a fee to apply for asylum. While at first glance, an application fee may seem like a reasonable response to a backlog of asylum applications, it won’t stem the humanitarian crisis that is exploding in San Diegans’ backyards.
Millie’s Bookshelf Founder Honored as Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Nonprofit Visionary Award
Millie’s Bookshelf is thrilled to announce that its founder and Executive Director, Katie Howland, is a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Nonprofit Visionary award. Honoring women who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of others, the Nonprofit Visionary award exemplifies outstanding work among the region’s female leaders in the nonprofit sector. 
Who is a Refugee?
Amidst conflict in Iraq and Syria, political unrest in Venezuela, record-breaking cyclones in Mozambique, and migrant caravans from Central America, our news cycle is dominated by stories about people who have been forced from their homes. But are all of these people refugees? The answer is convoluted - and it has a significant impact on whether or not people are able to receive humanitarian assistance.