Over 10,000 refugees have drowned in the 4.1 mile stretch of the Aegean Sea that separates Turkey from the Greek island of Lesvos, while fleeing violence and war in the Middle East and Africa. To this day, they continue to brave the dangerous sea crossing. These “hopelets”, an initiative started by refugee impact volunteers in Greece last summer, are made by refugees and volunteers from parts of the life jackets from the lucky refugees having survived the journey. Hundreds have been sold in Greece, across Europe and the United States. Recently, a Fairfax resident bought 10 to bring to his friends in Germany!