If a picture is worth a thousand words, I'd like my logo to express 3 words. Peace, Joy & Soccer (Football for rest of the world, but this is launching in America and I do not want to create confusion.)
I found an artist to create my logo on Fiverr. Peace Joy Soccer - that's my message. I want it to transcend language. The refugees in Athens that I plan to reach speak Arabic and Farsi, so any messages need to be communicated through pictures. I have to wait one week to receive the logo, but have this feeling it will be exactly what I envisioned.
Pictures can touch our heart and soul in unexpected ways. I decided, I want to bring pictures and cards with me to Greece and pass them out to the families.
I am going to ask friends from around the world, to make handmade cards using ONLY PICTURES. I will ask the question, "What makes your heart happy?" And I will ask people to share their joy on paper using only pictures. Stick figures are fine. Hearts, sports, animals, families, rainbows, flowers, balloons, etc. No matter what language the recipient speaks, they will know that someone from across the world, took the time to send encouragement, love, support and hope.
If people want to donate a soccer ball, I will encourage them to take a photo with family and friends, holding a ball and send the photo to me. (The balls will be purchased in Greece) I hope that the receiving families feel the love and support and can put a face to the kindness of strangers. Some of us may have drawn a luckier hand this lifetime, so it is important that we remember, that we are all connected.