Children are vulnerable to freezing in the refugee camps and other impoverished areas of Afghanistan; 100 froze to death last winter. Women are without work and need income to feed their families. It works this way: each morning at 8 am, 26 women gather at the home of the Afghan Peace Volunteers to collect materials for making special thick quilts, called duvets. In their homes, they and their families make the duvets, stuffing wool into coverlet material hand sewn on each border, and deliver the finished products the next day. With the help of the volunteers and Afghan families, the quilts are then given to families who need them.
It costs $20 to make each duvet. This sum can bring work and warmth to brothers and sisters in need; life to children and women alike.
If you can help, send a check made out to Voices for Creative Nonviolence and mail it to:
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
1249 West Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(please write “Duvet Project” in the memo space)
To donate to the Duvet Project via PayPal, sign into your PayPal account and submit the funds to email identity “email@example.com”. One-hundred percent of the funds go directly to the Duvet Project of the Afghan Peace Volunteers.