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Give your fleece

Dear Editor:

The Himalayan Children’s Project is a nonprofit organization that collects clothing to deliver to children in the remote villages of Nepal. During the past four years, small groups of Americans have taken fleece jackets to Katmandu and with the help of Nepalese guides and porters have given the jackets to dozens of families who have extremely limited access to warm clothing.

In the middle of October, three Aspenites: Jill Uris, Leelee Stege and I will personally deliver jackets to children and teenagers in the remote Mustang area of Nepal. We will distribute any full-zip fleece jackets, sizes toddler to women’s medium, donated to us between now and Wednesday. Jackets can be left in boxes labeled “Himalayan Children’s Project” in the front halls of the Aspen Elementary and Middle schools.

I know Aspen residents have generously given to Katrina hurricane victims, but as the schools are no longer sending winter clothing south, we are hoping that you will be willing to share with those less fortunate in the mountainous villages of Nepal any fleece jackets that you or your children no longer need. Please look in your closet and see if you can possibly bring warmth to Nepalese who will greatly appreciate your kindness.

For further information or personal pickup of jackets, call me at 925-4371. Thank you for your help.

Mary Jo Kimbrough

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