Archive for February, 2012

Report on Shipment to Refugee Camps in Afghanistan (February 2012)

Wool-Aid is working with the Lamia Afghan Foundation to help Afghan children in the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan. The New York Times has reported that more than 20 babies and children under the age of five have died from the cold in the refugee camps. In response to those reports, Wool-Aid has partnered with the Lamia Afghan Foundation to send more than a quarter of a ton of warm, woolen clothing and blankets for these Afghan children. The shipment totaled nearly 800 items, including blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks — with nearly half of it in infant and toddler sizes. Our mission is to help keep children warm, but in this situation, it is a matter of helping keep children alive.

This winter in Afghanistan has been colder than any in the last 20 years, and the children in Kabul’s refugee camps have suffered disproportionately. 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. We look forward to partnering with Lamia Afghan Foundation in the future.

Report on Shipments to Mongolia (2011)

Working with F.I.R.E. (Flagstaff International Relief Effort) and the Dulaan Project, Wool-Aid has been able to send hundreds of warm, woolen items to the children of Mongolia. They were distributed to children in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where about 60 percent of the city’s 1.2 million people live without paved roads, sanitation, or running water.

And here’s a heartfelt thanks from some of the children and the wonderful people who care for them:

Report on Shipments to Tibet (2011)

Our Wool-Aid efforts to help children in Tibet have been significant, and much appreciated by those we are helping there. It’s been reported that the children were ecstatic and there were giggles all around as they were given the warm and colorful hats, socks, sweaters, vests, and mittens created by wonderful Wool-Aid members.

Pictured below are hundreds of warm woolen items sent to warm the children of Tibet over the past several months.