Grace Church Youth Group Director Jenny Hawran came to the Youth Group with a question:
"Have you ever thought about what being a child in Iraq would feel like right now?"
And thus began the discussion about Iraqi schools and a new school supply program begun by actor Gary Sinise that had been sent to us. As the teens looked at the photos of the Iraqi children, and heard the stories of them doing without even the most basic needs such as pencils, they realized they had the power to help via this program. They took it upon themselves to make flyers and plan various fundraisers to raise the money to go out and purchase supplies to send to Iraq.
This small group of 16 teens has raised $828 !
In June 2004, 14 boxes (221 pounds) of school supplies were sent out!
The teens each wrote letters that were enclosed, as well as photos of their efforts.
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