10/16/01 11:50:07 AM
J. Michael Smith, Esq., President of HSLDA
America's Fund for Afghan Children

From the HSLDA@Capitol Hill E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

On October 11, United States President George W. Bush announced a new
initiative encouraging school children to donate to America's Fund
for Afghan Children. This is an effort to provide relief to the
impoverished children of Afghanistan, many of whom are orphaned
and/or malnourished. The president specifically suggested that
schools could work to raise funds for these children and then send
their donations to the White House.

Home School Legal Defense Association, in conjunction with's HomeSchool channel, is announcing a unified effort to
assist the president in promoting good will and providing charity to
the needy children of Afghanistan. To that end, we want to encourage
home school families across the country to respond positively to
Bush's request.

This is an ideal opportunity for the home schooling community to make
a powerful statement regarding its willingness to help those in need
and to support our nation in this very difficult time. To facilitate
your response, we are proposing that American home school children
desiring to make a donation enclose their contribution in an envelope
marked "Attention: Afghan Children's Fund" and addressed to HSLDA,
P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134-9000. We will then take all the
envelopes we receive and present them to the White House.

Please make checks or money orders payable to "America's Fund for
Afghan Children," and mail by November 2, 2001. Of course, if you
would like to send your donation directly to the White House, please
do so.

HSLDA appreciates our country's emphasis on reaching out to Afghan
children, and we hope our members will welcome this opportunity to
help those in need.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your home schooling

Very truly yours,

Michael Smith, President

P.S. Remember, make all donations payable to "America's Fund for
Afghan Children," NOT to HSLDA, as we will not open the envelopes but
simply act as a conduit for those home school children and families
who desire to answer the call of the president.

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
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