" In this life we cannot do
Great things. We can only do small things with great love."

Mother Teresa

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Art for Afghanistan!

I am excited to share the news that Traveling Postcards has a unique opportunity in Afghanistan! Through the assistance of Trust in Education, we will create an after school art program, and bring the Traveling Postcards experience to the women and girls who are living in a small village in Northern Afghanistan, outside of Kabul.

Art has a way of transcending borders and we hope that providing a safe place to be creative can empower women and men alike!

We have started collecting cards to take to Afghanistan in the Spring and have launched our fund raising campaign. This is the first time Traveling Postcards will be able to attach the gift of food and money along with the gift of art.

Traveling Postcards needs to raise $5000 in order to realize our goals. All monies raised will go towards paying teacher's salaries, school supplies and heating costs for two years. I am excited to begin this campaign and hope you or your group will join too! In addition we have just received a matching dollar for dollar grant from Healers West for up to $2500!

There are so many ways to help. I invite you to hold a Traveling Postcard event with your friends whereby every woman ( and man) who makes a card can contribute a small donation to send to Afghanistan. I have developed a simple and effective workshop that I can easily send you and all donations will be tax deductible. You do not need to participate in a workshop in order to make a donation, anyway you can take action towards this initiative is appreciated!

Holding events are fun, and everyone loves to make a card. It is an immense opportunity to connect with a woman or girl who is living in a country that has seen so much violence and holds such little opportunity for women to be fully expressed. As always, please feel free to make a single card and send it to me!

If you or your group would be interested in participating please let me know. We are hoping to have all the supplies and donations ready to go by early April 2011.

Donations can be made here or on the Traveling Postcards website or by writing a check directly to Trust In Education.

An easy way to donate art supplies is to click on Blick and type in Traveling Postcards. We have made a list of needed supplies. Thank you!

We are also proud to share our recent video from Uganda! video