“Operation Pencil” bringing supplies to children

Operation Pencil” is collecting school supplies for Afghani children. The Global Awareness Club, Phi Theta Kappa and the Erie Square Gazette are currently accepting donations of pencils, notebooks and other school supplies to send to Task Force Peacekeeper, the current unit collecting for “Operation Pencil.”

The operation is ongoing, and when Task Force Peacekeeper returns to Michigan in early May, a new unit will take over the program. They ask that you keep school supplies non-cultural or language specific. That is nothing with words or American specific pictures on them.

The supplies go to students in Afghanistan as well as children of detainees currently in the custody of Coalition Forces. Most of the children benefiting from “Operation Pencil” are elementary-aged. Please keep donations simple.

If you would like to help “Operation Pencil,” a collection box is set up outside the Erie Square Gazette office in the main building. The “All the Children of the World” seminar is March 30. Bring donations to the Fine Arts Building during any session, 830 am, 945, 11, and 330 pm. Contact Kraig Archer, (810)989-5695, for more information.

Tiffany Higgins
Staff Writer

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