Volunteerism amid turmoil
22 November 2006, 10:26
by Monica Exelrud Villarindo
Kabul, Afghanistan: Given the current situation in Afghanistan, this year we have decided to try to involve all UN staff in a volunteer activity. We identified orphanages in Kabul,Herat, Mazar, Jalalabad, and Kunduz.
We will collect donations for these children. With the winter approaching, the many orphans are in need of shoes, warm clothing and blankets. They also need soaps and laundry detergent. Other items such as toys and books would be useful as well.
Those who wish to contribute but feel that they do not have the items available, are suggested to contribute cash. UNV in collaboration with UNAMA staff welfare committee collect the contributions. The procurement office will do all necessary purchases from a reliable vendor. The authentic bills of all the purchases made will be copied to everyone who contributed.