Angel Scribe Good-News-Letter April 30, 2000

In this Edition:

1) "Traveling with the Angels"
(Part II of Atira in Egypt)
2) The Dish on Soap
3) Cincinatii Radio
4) The Teens Courage to Give

Traveling With Angels
TWA Airlines
Author: Atira, Seattle WA

Most people think TWA stands for Trans World Airlines but it really stands for Travel With Angels!

Last year on book tour with Mary Ellen, when we stayed at hotels, we saved the hotel soaps and shampoos so I could take them to Egypt.

We collected a large quantity of them so before leaving on business to Egypt I sat down and created child care packages which consisted of a zip lock baggy, soaps, shampoos, sparkly pencil, a small toy, and some candy/gum, a grand total of 22 bags.

I then handed these gift bags out to children I found on the streets of Cairo.

While I sat in a Cairo shop waiting for some of my goods to be finished, I met two flight attendants from TWA.

Being Americans, we started talking about how we could help and effect changes in Egypt, as the poverty level is so unimaginable with a population of over 26 million in Cairo alone.

As we were talking, I reached into my carry bag and showed them one of my care packages created in Seattle for the Cairo street children.

Anne exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! What a great idea! The flight crews spend a lot of time in hotels and it would be easy for us to start saving soaps and shampoos and create these little bags that would mean so much to some small child."

So, in that moment the world was changed by sharing.

The two flight attendants could not wait to get back to their hotel to share the idea with the other crew members.

Anne said TWA flies three times a week to Egypt with a crew of 6-8.

If each crew member starts making care packages and passes the idea and their packages onto the next crew members many more children would be touched by this simple and inexpensive act of kindness?

I have to say the care packages are more for me than the children that receive them. Knowing this may be the only time they are given a toy in their life to call their own, it is so rewarding to see the joy in their little faces.

To them the pencil is a great gift as it enables them a chance to learn to write. A much needed step in education.

For the poor the choice between feeding themselves and buying a pencil is a big choice and food always wins.

My belief is Kindness. By the simple act of being brave enough to share my belief and idea with thef light attendants, three times the number of children will now be touched.

We all make a difference and when you hand out your first bag you are hooked. When that little face turns up with those big eyes filled with so much joy...your heart expands tenfold.


To read the first story of Atira's

(I have pictures of some of the children
Atira met in Egypt...will be posting to the
website in a week.)


"No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted."

~ Aesop ~



We had so much loving mail in
support of Atira's is
a note from her to you.


It would be wonderful to have your support and help.... and goodies.

It means so much to the street children, and it also a great scout project as it teaches them to help others.

It is also a good idea to do for the children in your town who are homeless.

Thank with all my heart.

Angels' blessings,

Send to:

c/o Atira
P.O. Box 68207
Seattle, WA 98168

More Dish on Soap
by Phyllis in Florida

There is a woman in the Disney newsgroup (rec.arts.disney.parks) to whom we send our Disney soaps and shampoos.

She uses them when she creates bags for cancer patients in pediatric wards.

The children of the world teach us in many ways. Peek at this gorgeous main Web page created by an inspired 13 year old. Stephanie is an amazing writer! Stephanie has her own Newsletter, web site and 2 Yahoo clubs.

The Teens Courage to Give
Author Jackie Waldman

Jackie was on OPRAH this month with some of the amazing teens from her book.

Jon Wagner-Holtz, a teen, set up a hotline when he was nine years old, for kids whose parents have cancer.

Jon has an amazing story in THE TEENS COURAGE TO GIVE and so do 29 other inspiring teens.

Truly a must-read with/for a teen and a Kleenex.

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