photo from Aisling Murray of Baba and family
From the Philippines to
We gave the quilt to a much needy family who lives
in the neighbour of A4T.
The lady has, I think, about 5 or 6 kids, there was so
many of them. They were really excited receiving it, and were so
grateful for it.
It is such an amazing country with beautiful,
and gracious people.
All the best.
How wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this extra
thing for us,
carrying this quilt, and taking this lovely photo. You know the girls who made it were in
Philippines. I think this will mean a lot
to them and to the ladies
who have volunteered with them. They, the volunteers in the Philippines,
have already begun making another quilt, so you can see how this caring nonviolent
expression, hopefully, will spread, if we each
do our bit.
I am so glad you went, and am very excited for
Thank you to www.afghans4tomorrow.com/: Najib
Sedeque,Marsha Maccoll, and Global Exchange Tours. Thank you again to
the Philippines Donna Tomlinson,and Addie, and David for
quilt, the quilt squares, the photos.
photo by Susanne Benton Peace Corp Volunteer
Quilt made by classes at Julia Green Elementary,Nashville 2007
Photo by Lauren Long
The Discovery School in Dickson County, Tennessee
made quilts last month. The students made a graph
of their needs. Later, after looking at photos and hearing stories
of children around the world. The students themselves amended their
list to WANTS not NEEDS, cel phones, computers and TVs in their
bedrooms were NOT needs, they realized.
The graph, quilts, letters
students wrote, and what they learned was exhibited for parents and
all student in the hall. Thank you Discovery School students, and
teacher, Andrea Albright,
"Although we could have measured quilt squares and incorporated more math, the humanitarian effort was life changing
for the students."
Plenty Austin's founding members, Nicaraguan Casta Calderon, is working with the
San Jose Catholic Church to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane
Felix. Please read her message below.
"As you may know
Nicaragua was struck by a
hurricane on September 4, Hurricane Felix has left a trail of devastation in its
path through Nicaragua. More than 100,000
lost their homes and have been injured, and these numbers are increasing every
day. Most of the victims are indigenous Miskitos and Sumos.
Nicaraguan I'm participating on a planning committee to help our sisters and
brothers in the northern Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and we
are asking for your
One of the most urgent
needs is the reconstruction of houses for the affected
Casta and Chuck Heren have
taken quilts through the bombing of Baghdad, in 2003, to teach Mother
Teresa's home for children and others how to use soy technology to make
milk and ice bean- high protien foods, for the children,
recently again to Nicaragua - and graciously carry our quilts as
From students in The Discovery School of Dickson, Tennessee
A quilt from our hearts. I'll just let you know
I'm thinking about you.
- A friend from the United States
I want you to know that these quilts were made with love and hope. We
made these to let you know that we care and that we are thinking about you. Keep smiling and remember that friends are near!
Thank you for your work and
dedication to help so many around the world have a healthy beginnning.
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
or altruistic motivation, is really wonderful. Sometimes I feel
a sense of wonder
that we human beings can develop such altruism. It is really a precious
source of inner strength, happiness, and future success."- The
Dalai Lama of Tibet on genuine compassion in World in Harmony-Dialogues on Compassionate Action
Quilts have been made and sent as gifts since 2001
Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Sudan and Chad
or physical violence