We received an update from Catherine at Mercy Corps today on the status of the art/toy kits for children and it is great news! Volunteers spent Sunday shopping in downtown Amman and purchased crayons, coloring books, drawing paper and candy (made in Syria). All purchases were funded by our donations.  An additional donation of 1,300 sock puppets from groups in the US and Kuwait will be added to the packets (see photo attached).  They will have a description in Arabic on how to use them. Volunteers from the Boy/Girl Scouts of America troops in Amman will be helping the team sort and assemble the kits. As Catherine and volunteers mentioned, it was a very fulfilling five hours on Easter Sunday.
Sock Puppets for Children

We are so glad that we are able to keep up our efforts from the US!  Thanks and we’ll keep you posted with any new developments.


3 thoughts on “Toys

    • Hi Mazen,

      I’m so glad you’re interested in getting involved. It is a great cause and we need all the help we can get. At this point, I recommend donating directly through Catherine, my Mercy Corps contact. You can visit her fundraising site here:

      It is hosted through Mercy Corps but all funds go directly to her efforts that you’ve read about below. It is tax deductible also (if you are in the U.S.) which is nice.

      Let me know if you have any questions.


      • Hi Lexi, thanks for your prompt reply. I will get in touch with Catherine; however, is there any volunteer activity that is happening on the ground in Jordan, where I can donate and help personally? Regards, Mason

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