Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Ways To Help The Iraqi People

I frequently receive e-mails from readers asking me how to help the Iraqi people. I'm trying to assemble a list of organizations that can help deliver your gifts and donations. If you know of any other organizations, please let me know about them. I'll list them here.

  • Operation Iraqi Children - The program was founded by actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) and author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend). It will enable Americans to send school supply kits to Iraqi children.

    In a special message to Operation Iraqi Children donors, from founders Gary Sinise and Laura Hillenbrand, they both state:
    When we first got together and began talking about founding a program to support Iraqi children, we didn't know what to expect. As dedicated as we were to our mission, we knew that no matter how hard we worked, the success of our program would depend entirely upon the will of the American public to support it. From our research, we knew that there was a wellspring of citizens who were searching for a way to reach out to Iraqi children, but we had no idea if that wellspring was deep and broad enough to bring the kind of massive support that the children of Iraq would need to have the opportunity to thrive. We decided to gamble on the idea that we would find that support, and we created Operation Iraqi Children.

    I'm a big fan of Gary Sinise, which make me very happy to see him helping the Iraqi children and schools.

  • Iraqi Schools - Their Web site is very organized and easy to browse.

  • Operation Give - I'm sure many of you heard of Chief Wiggles and his campaign to deliver toys to the Iraqi children. Even though he's back in the United States, his project still continues.

  • Help Iraqi Higher Education - Thanks ManInTheShadow for your help.

Since I gave you a headache going through the above links, here's a baklava recipe you may like to try. It's delicious.

Arabic Word of The Post:

project  : مشروع - / mesh-roo'A /
projects : مشاريع - / meshA-ree'a /

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