Thursday, May 08, 2008

A good cause

When I was in Afghanistan, I started a grassroots online drive to get pens to kids there after I was told by a civil affairs guy that giving an Afghan child a pen was tantamount to giving them a scholarship. Y'all came through and gave those children hundreds of thousands of pens. I couldn't have been prouder of you.

But Todd Schmidt, an officer I worked with over there, is going much farther than I would have dreamed. He founded Operation Dreamseed, a nonprofit group which helps Afghan schools with everything pencils and desks to lunches and teachers' salaries.



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