TIE is selling beautiful Afghan lapis jewelry. Each piece has been improved by our dedicated quality control volunteer, Suzanne Rogge. Suzanne creates her own beautiful jewelry pieces and donates a portion of her profits to TIE and other nonprofit organizations close to her heart.
We could all use a little lapis in our lives!
By purchasing this beautiful jewelry, you not only have the satisfaction of supporting the work we do in Afghanistan, but also the knowledge that you are supporting the livelihood of Afghan artisans and their families.
With a little luck and a lot of work we’ll create a TIE line of Afghan jewelry, the income from which will rebuild lives.
Please see Montana’s Bigfork Eagle Newspaper article titled, “A Quest to Educate Afghanistan’s Children” which highlights the role Trust In Education is playing in Afghanistan.
The packing party held four days ago once again demonstrated the strength and depth of TIE’s volunteer base. The call went out and over 100 showed up. We packed 279 large boxes of clothing, blankets, shoes, toys, stuffed animals and Mylar. We also filled plastic buckets with enough rice for 140,000 meals.
It was a six hour beat-the-clock challenge that ended a half hour early. Next time we will bring band aids, more box cutters, Ben Gay, and a few cots. There were several who should have rested and didn’t. Marathon runners have nothing on TIE’s packing crew.
Everything in the warehouse was donated, including the warehouse. The Peet’s coffee stores in Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Alamo were responsible for the thousands of mylar bags that will be used to make solar ovens. Stop Hunger Now donated the rice and use of their warehouse. Paramount Global Services donated over two thousand plastic buckets. The buckets protect the rice from vermin while in transit and later become water containers.
Representatives from the AAUW Women’s Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch Sister to Sister program brought 32 double-fleece blankets that seventy two of their members made. Each blanket included a personalized letter and photo of whoever made the blanket. The first grade Clovers of Indian Valley Elementary School in Walnut Creek had previously held their own clothing drive. They brought sealed and labeled boxes of clothing that were already sorted.