>> Friday, August 14, 2009
Posts from Jacquie and Kathy showed up on my blog reader tonight; both pointed me toward Kristin's blog and latest project. Her husband is currently serving in Iraq and has created a short-term project, Iraqi Bundles of Love. The basic idea is to collect and distribute fabric, notions, and other raw sewing materials (along with yarn/needles if that's your thing). Much like other micro-efforts (micro-finance, micro-business, micro-lending, etc), this projects helps give Iraqi women and tailors the raw materials with which to make things for their families or to sell and earn money to support their families. As Kristin notes, this is about embracing diversity and sharing resources, not about proselytizing in any way. The distribution of goods will take place in September and will coincide with Ramadan.
For more info, check out the FAQs and then gather anything you have to send. I've experienced the generosity of several of the readers of this blog (thanks to all who sent me scraps for the quilts I'm making; proper thank you notes will make it into the mail soon) and I'm sure many of you can find something to send along.