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Mom-led Community Group Holds Fundraiser for Afghan Children

"Teaching Our Children How to Welcome Afghan Refugees," an event held in Paterson on Sunday, was developed to raise money to buy 1,000 computer tablets for the Afghan children whose first task, on settling in their new country, will be to learn English.

Children were invited to make greeting cards and write letters to Afghan refugee children still arriving in South Jersey.

"I just want them to know they're safe in this country," said Zara Shah, 9, of Fair Lawn, who had come to write a letter. "No one is going to come for them. They shouldn't worry. They should feel safe."

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