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Kids stand up to hate this holiday season

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The #HatchKids create holiday cards as a way to combat hate

While many of us are enjoying (or trying to enjoy) the holiday season, this year has been especially challenging.

Over the past few months (and, indeed, the year), marginalized communities have been the targets of anger and violence. Of particular concern is the dramatic uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Across the country, Muslim people are being physically and verbally harassed. Muslim women are scared to wear the hijab; Muslim children are called terrorists.

In the face of all this hate, the Hatch kids got together to show their love and support for the Muslim community. They created holiday cards to send to a local Muslim community center. The cards are hand-drawn with messages like “You’re not alone” and “You are loved.”

Said one Hatch kid: “We just want to remind people that there are people with a lot of love in their hearts." Another added, “It’s a little bit of hope." And we need all the hope we can get.

We hope this heartwarming video reminds you that there’s a lot of love out there and that even the smallest gesture can help. Oh, and that #HopeTrumpsHate. Enjoy, and happy holidays.

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