Toys for God's Kids

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Members of a group of Colorado World War II veterans is spending their golden years winning the hearts and minds of children in Afghanistan, by using a lifetime of knowledge crafting hand-made toys.

The veterans at Holly Creek Retirement Center near Denver are on a mission. Each one has a specific task, a skill, or a background they're using to make toys.

Marlin Dorhout organized the project 8 years ago to help kids living in poverty in Afghanistan. He says the project does as much good for the toy makers as the kids.

The retirees say they've produced and sent out 180,000 handmade toys.


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  • by Lyn Location: Bellevue, WA on Jul 16, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    This is wonderful! So nice to see that we're sending loving kindness to that part of the world, not just bombs and bullets. God bless the vets at Holly Creek Retirement Center
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