Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Khaled Housseini Foundation

I'm going to do something different this evening: bring your attention to what I believe is a worthy cause that heavy-duty readers like you guys might want to help out by purchasing a bookmark.  (You have to admit that these hand embroidered bookmarks are beautiful.)

Most of you know of Khaled Housseini's books, particularly the smash success he had with The Kite Runner book and movie (thus the theme of the bookmarks shown above).  

Mr. Housseini's foundation describes its mission as follows:
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provideshumanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation supports projects which provide shelter to refugee families and economic and education opportunities and healthcare for women and children. In addition, the Foundation awards scholarships to women pursuing higher education in Afghanistan.
Take a look here for bookmark descriptions and more detail on where and by whom they are produced...some 1500 Afghan women help feed their families through this work.   And, if you are not into bookmarks, take a look at the page anyway to see all the other stuff available there.  (For a larger image, just click on the bookmark picture I've included.)

Thanks for considering this.

By the way, Mr. Housseini has a new novel coming in May...always a good thing.


  1. Kite Runner was great. A Thousand Splendid Suns was amazing, I have never been as haunted by a book as I was by that one. Good news that another is on the way.

    Those look like excellent bookmarks, I'm off to go look.


  2. Oh this is wonderful! Thanks for posting about it! I think there might be a bookmark or some jewelry in my future.

  3. Susan and Stefanie, I'm happy that you are intrigued by the book marks and the work being done by the foundation. Thanks for looking.