Students design a bulletin board asking for donations.
The community drops off donations in front of KIS on a rainy Saturday, October 22, 2005.
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"We're not just doing a school project, and we feel like we're in charge." Sarah La Reaux, Honolulu Advertiser, Oct. 11, 2005 Caitlyn Brown, 13, said the students are "pumped" about the project and are working harder than usual because they want to make a good impression, and they want to help the Iraqi children get through a tough time. Honolulu Advertiser, Oct. 11, 2005 I think the students of Kailua Intermediate are committing a very selfless act, said Ssgt.Weyland in an e-mail from Iraq. Marine Corps News
Students look to deploy army of teddy bears, soccer balls for Iraqi children Submitted by: MCB Hawaii Story Identification #: 20051021152610 Story by Cpl. Rich Mattingly Marine Corps News
Marine Blog To: SandRat Hearts & Minds. Hearts & Minds, that's really what it's all about. I wonder if these kids really understand just how important what they are doing is? 4 posted on 10/21/2005 7:25:51 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)Valin [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]Post ReplyPrivate ReplyTo 1View Replies
Dr. Hughes supervises students sorting, measuring and boxing.
No dogs or pigs please, because they may be considered offensive, said Noelle Owens,13. Also students must be careful about flags and symbols attached to the animals. Honolulu Advertiser, Oct. 11, 2005
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Kathleen, We have been receiving the boxes in waves. We plan to send one of my Marines out this week to take pictures of them being distributed by the Civil Affairs Group. As soon as I get the chance, I will send you an update. r/s SSgt Ronna M. Weyland Press Chief/Editor II MEF PAO Camp Fallujah 318-3401-145 or 126 firstname.lastname@example.org
Soldiers distributed toys, school supplies and treats to the children. Photo by: Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
Lieutenant Col. Robert A. Sammel hands an Iraqi child a soccer ball during a patrol in Fallujah on the day of the elections. The soccer ball was one of many donated by the 7th and 8th grade students from Kailua Intermediate School, in Kailua, Hawaii.
A child, in Saqlawiyah, Iraq, hugs her new bear which was given to her by a Marine. Photo by: Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
A child, in Saqlawiyah, Iraq, hugs her new teddy bear. Each donated bear has a note tied to it that reads in English and Arabic, Hi! Im a teddy bear from your American friends. The items were distributed to schools by Team 4, Detachment 4, 6th Civil Affairs Group, 2nd Marine Division. Photo by: Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
A child in Saqlawiyah, Iraq, hides behind her Iraqi flag, given to her as a gift from a Marine. Photo by: Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
An Iraqi child waves her Iraqi flag while holding on to her new teddy bear during a recent visit from the Team 4, Detachment 4, 6th Civil Affairs Group, 2nd Marine Division. Photo by: Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
Twenty-two-year-old Lance Cpl. Robert Hancock is crowded by Iraqi children in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. The soldier helped distribute school supplies and toys to the school children.
Donating toys is one little small factor, but it puts a big humanitarian face on what we do, said Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Melotte, team commander. Its great to see little kids out here. We bring them things they havent had in a long time or never had, like school supplies or toys. The children of the country are the future. Those are the people we need to help.