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Longtime readers will recall our ongoing support for Edmay's toy drive in Iraq, and the amazing response from Parenthackers and friends. Here, for new readers, is a roundup of links detailing Edmay's story. Let's clear out the toy chests and closets and surprise Edmay with a new load of packages! Post about Edmay on your blog, organize a toy drive at your child's school, or just tell a friend. You can change the world! — Asha
In October 2006, Parent Hacks was the lucky recipient of an email from Edmay Mayers — a grandmother stationed in Iraq with the US Army Corps of Engineers. She wrote to us in response to a discussion about where to donate one's extra stuffed animals — turns out she had been spending her own money to buy small toys and treats for the children she was meeting in the orphanages and on the streets of Iraq.
Parent Hacks posted her story, and encouraged friends and readers to spread the word:
The result: Edmay has received hundreds of boxes of toys, gifts, and supplies from all over the world.
- One family's experience sending toys to Iraq
- Update from Edmay in Iraq: Toys are arriving daily!
- Free postal supply kit for sending toys to Iraq
- A bear travels to Iraq…
- Toys to Iraq: Look what you've done…
- More on Edmay's toy drive for Iraqi children
- Update from Edmay in Iraq: 423 boxes of toys so far
You can request a free postal supply kit from the Postal Service to package your donation.