Rummage sale for Darfur

Hi everyone,

Below is a message from Maia Boitano, a junior at Woodbridge High School in Irvine.  She’s organizing a rummage sale for Darfur.  Last year Maia raised over $3000!!!

Because of her zealous, devoted efforts, she was recognized by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  I hope we all can support her again this year.

Anshul Mittal
Orange County for Darfur

UPDATE: The rummage sale is now scheduled for Saturday, April 4th from 7am till 12pm.


Maia Boitano

Maia Boitano, front center, and the Woodbridge High School STAND chapter.

My name is Maia Boitano and I am a junior at Woodbridge High School. My Darfur Chapter along with a history teacher at our High School are hosting a Rummage Sale.  The rummage sale will take place on Saturday, March 14th April 4th from 7-12. During my freshman year we did the same rummage sale and we raised nearly $2,300. Last year we raised this sum and made 3,000 dollars.

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Top 10 Humanitarian Crises

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF – also known as Doctors Without Borders) has published its annual list of the top ten humanitarian crises.

The 2008 list is as follows:

1. Somalia
2. Myanmar
3. Zimbabwe
4. Democratic Republic of Congo
5. Child malnutrition
6. Ethiopia
7. Pakistan
8. Sudan
9. Iraq
10. HIV/TB co-infection

MSF claimed that providing aid proved to be especially difficult this year as a result of increased security risks and inadequate government attention to worsening situations.