After actor Gary Sinise first visited war-torn Iraq in 2003, he and author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit) launched Operation Iraqi Children, a nonprofit program that collects pencils, notebooks and other items for children. Our troops (and Iraqi security forces) deliver the goods. “It brings smiles to the kids’ faces, and soldiers’ days are brightened too,” he says.
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Operation Iraqi Children was created to help the war's youngest victims.from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2006