Sunday, October 28, 2012

New campaign just announced!

For those of us sitting here in the upper right quarter of the United States on Sunday night wondering how hard Hurricane Sandy is going to hit our particular houses and towns, here's something else to think about. And it's a great time to knit a hat or a pair of socks!

Again, hats, mittens, and socks, for ages 5 through adult. All wool or other animal fiber (or at least 75%), as always. It's not a snob issue -- it's just plain warmer. People receiving our gifts are highly likely to have, at most, one other pair of socks, for instance.

Right now we're asking for everything to be there by the end of November -- it's kind of a blitz, but the legendary basement is undergoing repairs and renovations during the month of December. If things are there by November 30, they can be boxed up and ready to go early in January if we get lucky.

Here's word from Ann:

"We have two possible opportunities to get more of our wool gifts on
air flights to Afghanistan that are coordinated with two different
reputable humanitarian organizations with experience in Afghanistan.

We're not sure yet of air schedules and corresponding campaign due
dates. Recipients may be school children, street kids, or families in
refugee camps, or all of these populations.

However, we are certain that either of these flights and agencies are
able to responsibly transport and distribute wool socks, mittens, and
hats for ages 5 through adults.

We know the fine work of both these organizations, dedicated to
serving the people of Afghanistan, no matter how the situation evolves.

Therefore, let's continue with the same guidelines for our last
completed campaign for Aschiana. Will you join us?

Please use the guidelines here --"

Time to cast on!!


Afghan Ann said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, for rallying the gang, especially while you are hunkering down.

Should we call this a pre-campaign? I am not sure ... searching for the right words ... in any case, our wool socks, mittens, hats (ages 5 to adult) will get to the Afghan people, and I will post more info and updates to our email list.

Good luck to you and all impacted by Sandy on the East Coast. I hope the events are more mild than anticipated.

So odd, we're in a different world ... everyone absorbed here with the World Series Champion SF Giants. I am going to hunker down on Wednesday to stay out of the way of the parade crowd. The AFSC office is just off the Market Street route, but we're not packing right now in any case.

Take care, Elizabeth and others in your region.


Elizabeth D said...

And we've been so focused on the approaching storm that I didn't even realize the World Series had ended until this morning. . .

The storm was very bad at the coast, and pretty bad up here. School was canceled Monday and Tuesday, and my husband's office, which NEVER closes, is also closed for those two days. More tomorrow when we know the extent of things; meanwhile, the wind is amazing.

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