Monday, November 23, 2009

Be the first one on your block

Does everyone who belongs to this blog get the announcements of new campaigns via email? If you don't, you can sign up right here, on the first page of the a4A site, and never again be the last to know what's coming. . .The latest word is that there's a really good chance the next campaign will be another one for kids aged 7 to 14, but no firm guidelines have been established yet. I have mittens to finish that didn't make it for the last one, but I'm not planning to start anything new until I hear what's most necessary. Stay tuned, and sign up for the mailing list!

For those who have wondered -- there's no afghans for Afghans staff, sitting somewhere in a big modern office. It's just Ann. And she doesn't just decide "Hey, we should do baby blankets again." She formulates a campaign only in response to a specific request from a reputable and trustworthy group in Afghanistan, and even then, it's not a campaign until shipping has been finalized. The logistics of shipping halfway around the world are complex at the best of times; when war is added to the mix, it becomes exponentially more so. There have been requests that couldn't be met, and some of those very speedy campaigns have taken shape because an opportunity to ship arose almost at the last minute.

I don't know how she does it, but I'm very glad she does.

--Elizabeth D

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Thanks for a peek into the "workings" of a4A. Ann must have quite a network system. We are all blessed to have her organize these campaigns. Thank you, Ann for all you do for the children of Afghanistan.

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