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                  September/October

 photo from Aisling Murray of Baba and family

From the Philippines to Afghanistan


Judith,
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, warm,   
and gracious people.
All the best.
Aisling


Dear Aisling,
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 the  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 you.
Love,
Judith

  Thank you to  www.afghans4tomorrow.com/: Najib Sedeque,Marsha Maccoll, and Global Exchange Tours. Thank you again to those in the Philippines Donna Tomlinson,and Addie, and David for making the quilt, the quilt squares, the photos.


      Togo 

Kekeli Center

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." 



 

Dear Friends,
 
One of 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 category 5 hurricane on September 4, Hurricane Felix has left a trail of devastation in its path through Nicaragua. More than 100,000 people have lost their homes and have been injured, and these numbers are increasing every day. Most of the victims are indigenous Miskitos and Sumos.

As a 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 help.

One of the most urgent needs is the reconstruction of houses for the affected families."
Casta Calderón-Haren
(512) 206-6139
castacalderon@hotmail.com

 

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, and recently again to Nicaragua - and graciously carry our quilts as well. 

 

From students in The Discovery School of Dickson, Tennessee

Dear Friend,

       A quilt from our hearts. I'll just let you know I'm thinking about you.

-  A friend from the United States

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Dear Friend,

      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. 

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.
 

 

 

 

"Compassion, 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 to:

Afghanistan

Iraq

Iran

India 

Pakistan

Israel

Jordan

Burkino 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

 

I

will not

accept verbal

or physical violence

for myself,

my family,

my friends,

my country,

or

my

world.




 





More than Warmth | 1115 Williamson Countyline Rd | Fairview, TN 37062
615-799-2782 | info@morethanwarmth.org | www.morethanwarmth.org


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