(updated April 2020)
Funding options are below!
The Duvet Project is an effort led by the Afghan Peace Volunteers that gives duvets to destitute families in Kabul. It also gives women an opportunity to earn living wages for sewing duvets. Funds for the project go towards the supplies and sewing of the duvets.
In the winter of 2019, the Afghan Peace Volunteers delivered 1500 duvets to about 750 needy families in Kabul. The Afghan Peace Volunteers continued to learn much as they conducted surveys of households before distributing the duvets. The duvets are needed especially by families who don’t have fuel to keep warm in winter. Burning plastic and other trash items have contributed to Kabul becoming one of the most polluted cities during winter over the past four years.”
Thanks to supporters, the Winter Duvet Project has been organized every winter since 2012, and a total of 21,000 duvets have been distributed.
“Pandora’s Hope” meets “Afghan Action” by Mary Dobbins
The Longest War: Afghan People Face… by Kathy Kelly
In Kabul, Widows and Orphans Move Up by Kathy Kelly
From Cowley Road to Kabul to the Afghan Peace Volunteers by Susan Clarkson
Why Not Warmth in Afghan Duvets? by Dr. Linda Sartor
There. Now You Are One of Us by John Dear
Dreaming of Duvets in Afghanistan by David Smith-Ferri
Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter by Kathy Kelly
There are two donation options:
- To donate via PayPal, click this button (but first read below):
- To donate by mail, make a check or money order out to VCNV or Voices for Creative Nonviolence (not to the APVs) and please send to Voices at:
1249 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL 60640
crucially writing “Duvet Project” in the memo line, so we’ll know where to direct your donation.