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Stories arranged alphabetically by delivery location.

Aurora CO, Lori Gates, March 2013

Our students live in a poverty stricken area of North Aurora (near Stapleton in Denver). They are primarily English Language Learners. They are lovely caring & amazing students. I could teach anywhere and I choose to teach here. Our school is called Fletcher Intermediate Science & Technology School. We are what’s called a “Pilot” school, which is sort of an in-district (Aurora Public Schools) charter school. Our focus is creating amazing kids using the vehicles of science & technology. I’… Read More

Bolivia, Yolanda Rosas-Leon, Summer 2014

Yolanda is one of our residential/on-the-ground delivery partners. For several years, we have been shipping directly to her so she can deliver our items to women and children she serves in her widespread ministry. Recently, she journeyed twenty miles overland to Apollo, a village in the northern region of the department of La Paz. She delivered Peace Pals and Peace Shawls to women and children, including: - Veronica, an elderly woman dealing with spiritual and health issues related to her loss of visual sight; - Gregoria, dire… Read More

Catholic Charities/Samaritan House, Denver CO, 5280 Knits 4 Peace, February 2013

Our delivery story began even before we reached our intended destination. We had arrived early and were sitting in the car. I was checking e-mail correspondence and Hal was reading the morning paper. A homeless woman tapped on the car window. She was clutching an army surplus jacket she hoped to sell because she was hungry. I got out of the car so we could talk face-to-face. Annie was coherent and conversational. I encouraged her to purchase breakfast with the money I offered her. She told me she had moved to Denver after her son committed … Read More

Cleveland Ronald McDonald House, Beachwood Peace Pod, December 2011

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland supports families whose children receive treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services. Their Executive Director, Craig Wilson, believes that “Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to get and keep their child healthy and … Read More

Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Adams counties), Katie Siefermann, January 2013

Katie Siefermann is a speech-language pathologist who works for a small practice serving low-income, Latino families in Denver, Boulder, and Adams counties. She and her colleagues provide early intervention services in the homes of toddlers with communication delays. This involves working with children and their parents who are typically Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrants from Mexico. These families face burdens of poverty, immigration challenges, prejudice, and isolation in addition to the hardship of raising children with developmental … Read More

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