December 6, 1954
A pipeline from your door to
Korea has been established. Relief items for Korean orphanages, regardless
of size or weight of item (even a piano), can be picked up at your door
by college students. The Chaplains Section at Fort Ord is going to
crate al the material. Transportation to San Francisco is to be furnished
by the Army. The American Korean Foundation is subsidizing our shipment
on a vessel leaving San Francisco on December 23rd.
Call the International Club at Monterey
Peninsula College (2-8061) for home pick up. Aid is going to Seoul
Sanatorium and Hospital Orphanage (for two years, supported in part
by this College), and to other orphanages. Last date of pick up is
December 15. This is our big chance! This is the kids’ big chance
to have some of their wildest dreams come true. Help us now.
We can use clothes of all sizes, dried
and dehydrated foods, especially powdered milk. Since we don’t have
to worry about size or weight, we are seeking items not usually sent,
although needed, such as cans of paint, shoe repair equipment, sewing
machines (See note), bicycles, toys, medical supplies (doctors and dentists,
your worn-down tools, old sterilizers, etc., can be used), cooking utensils,
craft equipment of any nature. Construction hardware, locks, knobs,
putty, hinges, chicken wire, plumbing hardware, etc., can be sent.
I am sure this list must remind you of something you have and would
care to donate.
The head of Seoul Sanatorium and Hospital
Orphanage, Dr. George Rue, with thirty years in Korea, is well known
by many people on this peninsula. He is one of the most respected Americans
in Korea today. He will see that your aid is well used.
Our orphanage has 300 children. We not
only want to feed and clothe them—we want to five them a chance to help
themselves (therefore the tools, craft equipment, etc.). It has been
a dream of theirs to get a piano on which to play the songs sung each
week by the children at religious services. We’d also like to send
them other musical instruments.
Any and all aid you can give will be
NOTE: A donor has given us an allowance for sewing
machines. If you have a round bobbin, treadle machine which you feel
is of value to you, and yet you wish to help us, we can offer you ten
dollars for it.
George F. Drake
President, International Club
Monterey Peninsula College