Students at Monterey Peninsula College are sponsoring
their second annual drive for food, clothing, school supplies and toys
for Korean children at the Seoul Sanatorium and Hospital Orphanage.
Some material already has been brought to the college
by students and today they provided a free pickup service for any Peninsula
resident who has items to donate to the collection. Pickup service
also will be provided next Thursday.
Contributions may be made by calling the college
and leaving an address where the goods may be picked up. During the
day, a student will call to collect the donations.
Items currently needed at the orphanage are powdered
foods (especially milk), clothing (especially underwear), outing flannel
for infants clothing and pajamas for tubercular children, rubber sheeting
for infants’ cribs, toothbrushes, soap, towels, school supplies (paper,
pencils, crayons, chalk) and toys of any age or condition. Garden tools
also can be used, and in fact almost any useful article that is practical
for mailing will be welcomed.
The orphanage being aided by the college students
is located a few miles east of Seoul and is supported entirely by welfare
donations. George Drake of Monterey, a former serviceman now studying
at MPC, interested the college in the orphanage while he was still overseas.
At a recent assembly at the college, Drake described
the conditions at the orphanage.
The more than 300 children are under the medical
care of the staff of Seoul Sanatorium and Hospital, he said. Thirty
per cent of the children have tuberculosis and remain in bed most of
the time. From the outing flannel donated, the Koreans make pajamas
for these children.
Near the orphanage the children raise vegetables
during summer and store what they can for winter. The United Nations
gives them a grain ration which is supplemented by these vegetables.
Powdered milk and dehydrated vegetables are needed for the infants and
A Korean child, one leg amputated, hobbles about
on crutches, a tragic aftermath of war in his country. He is one of
more than 300 orphans at an orphanage in Seoul. Many of the children
have tuberculosis. Students at Monterey Peninsula College have opened
their 1954 drive to aid the small victims by sending them food, clothing,
school supplies and toys gathered on the Peninsula.