Stuff for displaced Afghan kids
Students from Abraham Lincoln High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa) and Hatefi Girls High School (Herat, Afghanistan) are joining together to collect and deliver stuffed animals, toys, and other needed humanitarian supplies to Afghan kids whose lives have been upended by violence and who now live in internally displaced persons camps.
With the help of the Afghan women-founded Women Education for Better Tomorrow Organization, Council Bluffs Sister Cities Association, and Karadah Project, Abraham Lincoln High School students are collecting all kinds of things for Afghan children. Imagine what any child might want and it is probably needed, but please avoid anything religious. If you have a questions about an item, ask us and we’ll make sure it is appropriate.
We prefer new, but we can also accept gently used items.
We share the human experience
I am amazed and inspired by the resiliency of people, particularly women. Too often disdained, those who exist in a world of poverty, insecurity, displacement, and other monumental disadvantages find ways to survive and thrive. They get up each morning and face the day with courage and resolve, partially because they have to, but mostly because they choose to live. We see them as victims of circumstances, but they are so much more. Their super hero power, in a real world, is survival.