Friends’ Book Bags to Refugees
Sales of the Friends book bags did not go as well as hoped, but an unexpected request made it possible to put our overstock to good use.
Friends president Joyce Marcel learned from Patricia Whalen, former judge on the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia/ Herzegovina, that refugee camps in Sarajevo were in need of tote bags for the people flooding into the camps. Joyce relayed that information to the Friends’ Board, who were delighted to authorize a donation of 50 bags.
It might be a stretch to say that the Friends outreach is now worldwide, but at least a small corner of the world will benefit from our donation.