February 20, 2009

Afghan Teddy Bears Have Arrived!

What a great start to the weekend...

For those of you who have been following our blog, our first teddy bear shipment has finally arrived from Afghanistan. These bears are a part of Teddies For Two, the share-a-bear program that allows customers to buy two handmade teddy bears for just $28 - one bear is shipped to you, the customer, while the second bear is donated to a child living in a refugee camp or orphanage in Afghanistan. In many cases, your donated bear may be the first toy this child ever receives! (Wholesale customers, please contact us for pricing).

The bears are handmade by the Children and Women Education Fund (CWEF), a Kabul-based NGO that provides basic education and vocational training in sewing and embroidery to women and teen girls from the lowest income districts of Kabul. Besides receiving an education and fair wages to support her family, she develops her creativity and grows in self-esteem, learning that in her hands she holds the key to a better future.

Each bear comes dressed in traditional Afghan vest and "pakol" hat with button joints for movable arms and legs. (Not appropriate for children under seven). Please click here to read about our holiday delivery of teddy bears to an orphanage in Kabul.

Thanks again for your support of Afghan women and children, and for helping make Teddies For Two a reality.

Have a great weekend!

The Team at One World Projects

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