Sunday, April 12, 2009

Iraqi Children's Project

One of the biggest projects our troops overseas are working on right now is rebuilding the Iraqi school system. Being so far away, here in the US, safe and sound, you might think you can't help... but you CAN. That is why a small group of UW students came up with the Iraqi Children's Project--a project that is going to help our service men and women help Iraqi children get the education that every little boy and girl deserves.
Over the next week, we will be collecting the following supplies for to send overseas for the rebuilding of Iraqi schools:
  • paper
  • notebooks
  • folders
  • pens
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • markers
  • rulers
  • sporting equipment (especially soccer balls! deflated, if possible)
  • stuffed animals & Beanie Babies (no pigs or snakes)
  • dolls (conservatively dressed, no Barbie)
  • toy cars & trucks
  • bags of individually wrapped candy
  • money (for buying more supplies and shipping costs)
In addition to the supplies for the children, we will also be collecting unsealed letters of support for our service members and beef jerky to send to them for their hard work. To make donations as convenient as possible for everyone, drop off sites will be staggered as follows:
  • Monday 4/13 11AM - 2PM on the top of Bascom Hill
  • Tuesday 4/14 6PM - 9PM in Grainger Hall
  • Wednesday 4/15 11AM - 2PM on Engineering Mall
  • Thursday 4/16 4PM - 7PM at Holt and Gordon Commons
  • Friday 4/17 11AM - 3PM on Library Mall
  • Saturday 4/18 11AM - 1PM at 38 N. Breese Terrace
Regardless of whether or not you support the war, we can all support the troops and their great efforts to help get Iraq back on track.
Donate for the troops.
Donate for the children.
Donate for a better tomorrow and a brighter future in Iraq.
If you have any questions or know the address of a deployed service member who can help get supplies out, please respond to

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