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An extremely worthy cause!

I received this email from a friend of mine and personally have been wanting to do something like this for a long time so I am already packing up stuff to send.  I hope many of you out there feel the same way I did and bundle up warm clothes for these girls.  Please help me spread the word around, I can’t stand the thought of these poor girls cold and hungry:

Hi Everyone!

As many of you know, my family is a military family, and my husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan.

He is only there for the next 6 months, which is a blessing to us that it didn’t have to be longer!

Anyway, since he has been there, he has found an orphanage that has ALL GIRLS in it.

As many of you may know or suspect, girls in that country do not have the advantages or privileges as girls in our country, and as such, their orphanage is severely lacking in many things.

Right now, it’s very cold in Afghanistan, as they get cold and winter snow there throughout their winter.

My husband has asked if I could check around with friends and neighbors and collect donations of GOOD clean used clothes for GIRLS of all ages (from infant, toddler, school age, to teen).  They are especially in need of warm clothes, but will take anything except shorts or tank tops!

Also, other things like new toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, and other personal hygiene items.

We ask that NONE of these items have religious symbols on them.  Because in their country, they are still persecuted for other religions, and we wouldn’t want anyone hurt or injured by wearing something not deemed appropriate there.  (you can however, say a private prayer of blessing for the receiver of these clothes, as I think that whether it’s on their clothes or sent in spirit, our faithful and loving God is still watching out for this children!!)

I will mail everything I receive in donation to my husband, who will personally deliver these items.  I will try to do it weekly, so as I get things, I will mail them once a week, until the end of this drive!  This will help keep the cost down for me for shipping, so it’s not all one big shipping cost at once!

(He and a few others in their command have decided to “adopt” this orphanage during their time there!  But they can’t personally go out and shop there, or be here to do the collection and drive for the donations…so it’s up to the kindness and willingness of others to help them in their endeavors!)

I would like ALL donations to be mailed to me NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15.

Please mail them to:

Michelle Hessler
13203 S 29th St
Bellevue, NE 68123

Please, if you have any questions, you can email them to me personally at support@paperthreads.com

IF you have a LARGE package to mail, and would like to just mail it directly to my husband, rather than mailing here first, please let me know via email, what you are mailing, sizes, quantities, etc as I am going to keep a tally of what they have collected.  And I will mail you back the mailing address to mail direct to him.  If you choose to do it this way, I recommend you use a LARGE FLAT RATE priority mail box, as then shipping is only about $15 for the whole box.

Thanks for reading this, and hopefully some of you will be able to donate!!

Michelle Hessler


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