UPDATE: We decided to extend the drive until after our school holiday break to give students a longer time to get their donations in.
I have had an idea of holding some sort of drive at Emory U. this year to help Iraqi students, see this old March 22nd post...
well, now I finally did it! we are holding a school supplies drive for Iraqi elementary school children starting today thru Friday Dec. 9th...I am really excited about it and I'm hoping that people will be generous with their donations especially now that it is during the holiday season. I am working on trying to find a military base in Georgia who will ship the supplies for free since I imagine they will be shipping a lot of stuff to the troops during this time, hopefully they will.
I have contacts in northern Iraq to ship the collections to once the drive is over, and they will distribute them to elementary schools in the northern villages of Iraq.
I will keep you posted about the progress of the drive.
In the meantime, here are some great websites about the children of Iraq:
American Aid for Children of Nineveh, Iraq
Children's Voice from Iraq