News On Recent Afghanistan Fund Drives And Donation Events
Browse the list of news items regarding Afghan outreach programs, donation events, and fund drives sponsored by The Lamia Afghan Foundation , as well as links to events by our affiliates.
Dr. Suzanne Griffin teaches at Kabul University. Her new book, Lessons of Love in Afghanistan , covers her life in Afghanistan since the 1960s and her work on education policy in the country. Read an opinion piece from The Seattle Times . Lt. General John A. Bradley, founder of The Lamia Afghan Foundation, wrote the foreword to Dr. Griffin's book.
Gandahara Educational & Vocational Services Organization distributed packages of fortified rice, donated by The Lamia Afghan Foundation, to 80 students.
Read about a food-packing event at Luke Air Force Base that provided 105,000 meals to Afghanistan.
Read about Feeding the Nations' partnership with The Lamia Afghan Foundation here.
Read The Christian Chronicle article about The Lamia Afghan Foundation's work in Afghanistan.
Rod Nordland of The New York Times reported on the plight of refugees in Kabul. Children were dying...freezing to death. The Lamia Afghan Foundation was listed in this article as a resource. We also partnered with The George Washington University's Afghan Student Association. They are hosting the War Against Winter in Afghanistan: Baby Formula Drive. View their Facebook page here.
- The New York Times - Long Neglected, Camps in Kabul Get a Deluge of Aid
- The New York Times - At War Blog, which lists The Lamia Afghan Foundation as a resource, along with others.
- The New York Times - Cold Weather Kills Children in Afghan Refugee Camps
- The New York Times - Afghan Officials Question Accounts of Children's Deaths from Cold
- The New York Times Blog - Winter in Afghanistan: Is it Sugar from God?
- The New York Times Blog - Uncovering the Sadness of Young Deaths
Read the full article from 442nd Fighter Wing's Momentum Magazine HERE (on pages 6-9) about how Lamia Afghan Foundation started, how far we've come and where we are going!
Afghan girl touched general's heart, inspired action
The 9-year-old girl broke through a long line of boys to reach Gen. John Bradley. Pleading in Farsi, she pointed at his feet. Her name was Lamia, an interpreter told the general, and she wanted a pair of boots like the ones on his feet. “It was winter, and she was wearing sandals,” Bradley said. “I told her I was sorry I didn’t have any boots, but I promised I would try to get her some.” Click HERE to read the full article.
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As a part of the Arizona Patriot Day Celebration to remember 9/11/2001, Crocs will be donating 200 pairs of shoes to Lamia Afghan. Click here to read about the celebration and the associated philanthopy.
John and Jan Bradley traveled to Afghanistan for a month at the end of April. They checked on the progress of their stone and brick school in Lakah Khel (for 400 refugee children, boys and girls), distributed medical supplies and equipment to Malalay Maternity Hospital, Indira Ghandi Hospital, The National Military Hospital and CURE Hospital. They delivered winter coats collected by Foreign Service students of Georgetown University, backpacks and school supplies collected by Mississippi State University, and Hoopoe Books with Training Guides to five schools.
Read an article from North Shore Journal about a new school donated by The Lamia Afghan Foundation and constructed by local Afghans.
At the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University present a lunchtime discussion where we shared perspectives on operating in Afghanistan, and the impact of international stabilization and security efforts. Click here to read about this event.
Read The Christian Chronicle article about how The Lamia Afghan Foundation started.
TIG Global, the leader in online marketing for hospitality and travel, recently developed a philanthropy task force and completed over 1,000 hours of community service. TIG Global's e-marketing efforts will focus on increasing fundraising and volunteer participation for Lamia Afghan. Click here to read about TIG Global's philanthropic efforts.
Click here to see a pdf article showing some of our 6th and 8th grade supporters at a middle school “Paper and Pens for Afghanistan” drive, motivated by the presentation and film " Outside the Wire", by film maker Anthony Hornus.