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Kite flying at the Walk for Hope

Afghanistan Relief Organization asks you to go fly a kite!
(And, we mean that in the best possible way.)

“Hope is knowing that people, like kites, are made to be lifted up.”

Traditional Afghan kites fly to celebrate the spirit of hope at the annual Walk for Hope, September 23, in the El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, California.  The Afghanistan Relief Organization (ARO) is a beneficiary of the Walk for Hope and will offer traditional Afghan kite flying and kite-making demonstrations.  Afghan kites—known as “Gudiparan” or the “flying doll”—will be available to the public through donations for education and relief work in Afghanistan.

Kite flying is a beloved neighborhood and community sport that has returned to Afghanistan in recent years.   ARO will feature over 200 kites brought from Afghanistan by ARO relief volunteer and independent filmmaker, Masoud Farand, and relief volunteer Hassib Khalili.      » Read more

Walk For Hope

I love the picture that you guys are using on the web for the WFH. It
reminds me of a story I used to read as a child called ‘The Holy
Shadow’ about a saint who used to do a great deal of good without ever
knowing it…like how a star diffuses light and a flower perfume.
Wherever the saint walked, flowers bloomed, diseases got cured, pain
was soothed, etc., without being aware of it himself.

I thought this was kinda interesting and relevant to the Walk for Hope
because, although, we never fully know how our own lives and the lives
of many others maybe touched by events like Walk for Home and
Compassion Cells, we (atleast I do) somehow get inspired to keep walking… keep
walking on the path of service like how a star diffuses light and a
flower perfume.

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