Wool-Aid is working with the Lamia Afghan Foundation to help Afghan children living in orphanages and refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan. The New York Times reports that already this winter a child in a Kabul refugee camp has died from the cold. In anticipation of the harsh winter in Kabul, Wool-Aid built an inventory of warm woolen clothing and blankets, and in October, we shipped an additional 1310 items to the Lamia Afghan Foundation: 579 pounds of aid, much of it in infant and toddler sizes. Our mission is to help keep children warm, but in this situation, it may help keep children alive.
The 2000+ hats, pairs of socks, sweaters, vests, pairs of mittens, and blankets sent by Wool-Aid in 2012 to warm the children of Afghanistan are now being distributed in Kabul to children living in orphanages and refugee camps.
Wool-Aid is honored to have been able to help. A heartfelt thanks to all of those who have contributed to this effort, with special appreciation to the Lamia Afghan Foundation for transporting everything to Kabul through the Denton/USAID program.