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Niger, Africa

Ecole Amitie (School of Friendship) located in the Banifandou 
neighborhood of Niamey, the capital of Niger. The Directrice's 
(principal's) name is Madame Hama Ramatou. This is the 4th grade 
class.  They are very happy to recieve your quilt.
Matt McCue


Quilt presentation and Drum song in honor of Gary Rhine.Photos by Gary Hlady.

Saturday Oct. 20th we attended a The Powwow to benefit the Native American
Health Center in Oakland, Ca.  Gary Rhine worked with the Bay Area Native
American Friendship House and the quilts are given in his name from More
Than Warmth. Everyone was asked to stand for this special.

Photos show intro by Tom Phillip, MC for the Powwow. He knew Gary and spoke
for 5 minutes on the films on Native American history that Gary had done and
gave a nice tribute to him speaking highly of him.


Then the drummers and
singers did a prayer song to honor the More Than Warmth project.

Next we gave a short presentation on MTW and Linda Hlady, Linda Rake and myself presented a quilt each to a mom and child from the Women and children's shelter in Oakland. Note: Richard Speel and Daniel Luna present in back ground.

It was a very moving experience. Other photos were of some dancers during
the Powwow.

Peace,
Linda Speel

http://www.peaceroots.org/

       Thank you, Linda Speel, Linda Rake, and Linda Hlady,  and Matt.  

 

 

More than Warmth is an educational project for students of all ages to learn about word cultures. It fosters understanding, knowledge and compassion among cultures through nonviolent, nonpolitical, and nonreligious means.

http://www.morethanwarmth.org/

 

Since 2001, quilts have been made with over 11,000 students of all ages and sent as gifts to:

 

Afghanistan

Iraq

Iran

India 

Pakistan

to

Israelis

and Palestinians 

Jordan

Burkina Faso

Zambia

Swaziland

South Africa

Mauritania 

Ghana

Uganda  

China,

Tibetans

Nepal 

Vietnam

Thailand 

USA-Katrina Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and

New Orleans

Genocide Victims in

Sudan and Chad

Rwanda, and

Indian Country-USA

Haiti

Cuba

Mexico

El Salvador

Guatemala

Nicaragua 

Belize

Bolivia

Columbia

Venezuela

Ireland 

Romania 

North Korea 

Togo

Syria

Niger

 

Associations:
http://www.afghans4tomorrow.com/  

http://www.damanga.org/

http://www.freetheslaves.net/ 

http://www.inamay.com/

http://www.peaceroots.org/

 http://www.plenty.org/

 

More than Warmth is moving to

The Farm

 

new address :

 

MTW

110 Fifth Road

Summertown, Tennessee 38483 

 

We will be in transition for a bit.  email: info@morethanwarmth.org

 

Thank you all

More than Warmth volunteers.  

 
 
 
250 Students at Oak Grove Elementary in Cleveland, Tennessee made quilts recently.
 
Here are some of the students' letters:
 
 Dear Friend,
 
           I 'm happy that I'm giving you a gift
from me to you. I hope you will be warm and
cozy in the quilt that I have made you. And,
I hope you will be safe where you are.
 
Yours truly,
Friend
Devin
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Dear Friend,
 
       When you get this blanket, I hope you
love it. Because it was made out of love. And,
I hope you share it with other people.
It was made by Oak Grove Elementary School,
Ms. Calfee's 5th grade class.
 
Your Friend,
Ashley P.
 
~~~~~~~~~~
 
Dear Friend,
 
If you get this quilt. I hope it fills your heart
with hope.
 
Your Friend,
Dallas F.
 
~~~~~~~~~~
Dear Friend,
 
       When you receive this quilts you will know
that Ms Calfee's class love you and your families.
We made them out of love and every stitch
is a dream come true.
 
Your friend,
Chris T.
     
Thank you Oak Grove! We look forward to seeing you at our quilt  exhibit January 11th. 
 
Oak Grove was funded by
The Tennessee Arts Commission.
http://www.arts.state.
tn.us/ 




More than Warmth | 110 Fifth Road | Summertown, Tennessee 38483
615-975-3880 | info@morethanwarmth.org | www.morethanwarmth.org


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