Action #1: The Duvet Project for Afghanistan
In late 2012, a crucial project to help many hundreds of people in Kabul, Afghanistan survive winter's freezing temperatures was begun. "The Duvet Project" aims to make and deliver heavy wool-stuffed coverlets, (duvets), free of charge, to families in need of warmth as they face harsh winter weather.
Last year, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and the women's sewing cooperative which is hosted by the APVs at their home, worked very hard to create and distribute 2,000 duvets. The concern and generosity of people living beyond Afghanistan enabled people to help one another and also allowed the seamstresses to earn money that helped them provide food and warmth for their own families.
Many of the people who receive duvets have been displaced by war. New refugees have sought shelter in camps where they have minimal protection against the harshest elements of winter weather. Scores of people, including children, have frozen to death over the past few winters in Kabul.
If you are able to contribute funds for the duvet project, your help will be greatly appreciated. For more information about the duvet project, and to view a video of Afghan Peace Volunteers distributing duvets in the winter months of 2012/2013, click here.
Checks can be made payable to Voices for Creative Nonviolence and sent to: Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 1249 West Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
To donate to the Duvet Project via PayPal, sign into your PayPal account and submit the funds to email identity "[email protected]". If you're sending funds via PayPal, please make sure that you inform Douglas Mackey at [email protected] One-hundred percent of the funds go directly to the Duvet Project of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, with no administrative expenses.
Action #2: Please support Pax Christi USA's end-of-the-year Advent-Christmas electronic appeal!
Because of your support, we can do so much. Please consider offering an extra gift to Pax Christi USA during this season of hope by sending a check, giving online, or by becoming a monthly sustainer. We need you. And our world needs the witness of the 'peace of Christ,' Pax Christi USA.
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