Thursday, April 28, 2011


.... 2300 plus!


  1. Evie,

    I spent a few weeks in Christchurch in December/January 2007 with my brother who was the commander of the USAF Deep Freeze Operation. I really enjoyed your city and was so saddened by the damage done to it and to the people there by the September and February quakes.

    I read a snippet about Hearts for New Zealand on the eQuilter site in March, and I thought about how the students at the small Quaker school here in Virginia Beach where I teach might be able to take part in letting people there know that we are holding them in the light.

    I know you are looking for fabric hearts, but we are planning to make woven paper hearts tomorrow during a Peace and Social Justice Day activity focused on natural disasters. We are making the hearts for donations that we are collecting for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind for the Guide Dog Program. We have planned to hang the hearts around the administration building, but I wondered if perhaps you might be interested in having them in mid-June for a local school or some other place for children in Christchurch.

    I don’t know if our paper hearts could be considered for your program, but my students would be thrilled if they thought that they could make a difference for others who are half way around the world. Although we are also folding cranes for Japan with donations to the Japan Society, we remember that there are New Zealanders suffering as well, and we would like to help.

    Let me know if you would be able to use our paper hearts—our students do have theirs in the right place!

    Barb :)

  2. Yes, please send them. I will make sure they will spread joy to children in Christchurch. Heartfelt thanks.