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"We've been made painfully aware of the plight of the Afghan children. One in three Afghan children is an orphan. Almost half of Afghan children suffer from malnutrition. One in four Afghan children won't live beyond their fifth birthday." President George W. Bush, December 8, 2001

Operation Helping Hands
A Community Service Project Adopted by the
McLennan County Republican Women's Club
THANKING OUR TROOPS for their service!
Two truck loads of boxes sent overseas!
We will continue to accept donations to send to the troops and kids overseas until our soldiers come home. You may send contributions in care of:
Valerie Duty 
PO Box 116
Crawford, Texas 76638 
Photos from the event can be found in the 'News' and 'Photo Album' pages at

Helping Hands School in Northern Afghanistan

Join us
Saturday, November 26th, 2005
11am- 4pm

 Amsler Building
 HWY 317 & 4th St.
Crawford, Texas
'Borah Van Dormolen: President Elect, Texas Federation of Republican Women; Retired Lieutenant Colonel 1st Calvary, US Army
Akif Tayem: Author and founder of Sons of Abraham Ministries; Muslim who converted to Christianity in 1970
Bring your donations & solid color wrapping paper and help wrap gifts!
There are 86 students from  K-High School age that attend a three room school house in the mountains of Northern Afghanistan outside of Kabul. One of the teachers is an American women who married an Afghani, her 20 year old son is an American soldier and has just returned from a tour in Iraq. The American soldiers who have 'adopted' this school need our help to keep these children warm and to put a twinkle in their eyes...they have so little. We are also sending gifts for the soldiers. Below is a partial list of items we are collecting.

 Items must be collected for packaging and distribution by SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th to be able to reach Afghanistan before Christmas!

 Please contact: Valerie Duty [email protected]


For the KIDS & TEENS:
Warm Socks, hats, gloves, scarves

Candy, gum & cookies
Small toys such as dolls, trucks, hot wheels, *beanie baby type items that can be tucked in a soldiers pocket to hand out
Please keep in mind that this is a predominately Muslim country that does not celebrate Christmas...but our troops do!


Chips, crackers, cookies, salsa (plastic bottles), bean or queso dip in cans.

Gum & candy

Especially hand written Christmas cards & notes of thanks for what they are doing for us!

Christmas cards for them to send back home
Christmas garland, tinsel and small items to decorate their barracks

(No personal care items...they have plenty)


We need CASH for Priority Mail Postage!

Special THANKS to
for providing the funds to rent the building!

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