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afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.
This grassroots effort is inspired by Red Cross volunteers who made afghans, socks, slippers, and other items for soldiers and refugees during World Wars I and II and other times of crisis and need. Read about the Red Cross knitting tradition.
From American hands and hearts
Your gift of a handmade blanket or garment will bring comfort and warmth to Afghan women, men, and children who continue to suffer from oppression, war, hunger, poverty, and sickness. Your lovingly made gifts will send a message of concern and hope to our fellow humans on the other side of the globe. Your participation is important.
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We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets and garments to suffering Afghans. Our partners have included Trust in Education, Church World Service, Help the Afghan Children, Afghan Friends Network, Aschiana, Afghans 4 Tomorrow, CURE Hospital, Roots of Peace, Airline Ambassadors, International Orphan Care, Afghan Relief Organization, World Concern, and Mobile Mini Circus for Children. This project is a partnership with the American Friends Service Committee, which has organized humanitarian missions for more than 80 years.
Your support helps sustain this project. The Peace Development Fund is our fiscal sponsor. Checks made to the "Peace Development Fund" are tax-deductible. Or, you can make a donation online through the Peace Development Funds's secure donation page.
Purchase our postcard featuring school girls receiving our wool socks!
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