Afghanistan children receive donations

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The first shipment of school supples from the the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace has been delivered to 300 children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Freeman's mom, Lisa Freeman, started collecting supplies for children in Afghanistan in honor of her son. WTOC donated boxes of school supplies and check donations, as did many in the community. Now those supplies are in the hands of the children.

"I had to believe god said, 'Lisa move forward,'" said Lisa Freeman. "And I kept hearing Matthew loud and clear going, 'Mom this is the opportunity I gave you to move forward and do something good for these children.'"

Lisa Freeman said they still need donations, but mostly monetary donation to help pay for shipping costs to get the supplies overseas.

To make a donation to the Matthew Freeman Project, visit

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