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Img 6160Here is a follow-up to our post, Toys for Iraqi Kids. The boys and I rounded up stuffed animals they were given as infants that they never used (most still with tags on them). We used the shipping supplies we received free from the United Postal Service and we shipped eight stuffed animals in a medium-sized box (weighing 3lb, 12 oz.) to an APO address for $6.65. You only pay for domestic shipping, insurance, and confirmation for your package because it is going to a U.S. Army base. From there, the U.S. government takes care of getting packages to Edmay Mayers, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who is currently stationed in Iraq and distributing toys to Iraqi children. She is there until November 2007 and will accept donations up until she leaves.

We wish for the safety of all those currently in Iraq.

- - Updated - - As of October 2009, this mailing address is current:
Edmay Mayers
USACE-GRD (District)-KRO
FOB Warrior-Kirkuk
APO, AE 09359

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