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Walk for Hope Quotes

The year the Walk for Hope is different for many reasons.  Each year we place inspiring quotes along the walk route, this year we decided to add as much love to that process as possible and make each quote hand-drawn.  What’s more is that volunteers from all walks of life, from all corners of the world are helping in create these works of art. 

Some of the quotes are coming from David, who is starting a Be the Cause chapter in Kansas.  Some are coming from Maushmi who heads up the chapter in Houston.  Some are being made at Magnolia Lyceum, a school for young talented at-risk youth with enormous potential.  … and some are being made in India, either by the children supported by Manav Sadhna, the founders of the organization, or from some of the dedicated staff that make all the Manav Sadhna work happen. 

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Below are what some of the quotes look like:

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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

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