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Deering Drama Club seeks T-shirts to make into diapers

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Deering High School Drama Club seeks donations of gently used adult T-shirts, sizes medium and larger, for a project that turns them into diapers for babies in Madagascar, Haiti, Ghana and an orphanage in Texas. T-shirts may be dropped off at Deering’s main office during school hours.

Deering students will wash the shirts and mail them to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Iowa. The sisters will make the

diapers and distribute them to needy families and orphanages.

Kathleen Harris, Deering’s drama teacher, said the project connects to the club’s upcoming performances of “The Women of Lockerbie.”

The play tells of women in Lockerbie, Scotland, fighting the U.S. government to secure the clothing of those killed on Pan Am flight 103,

a plane destroyed by a terrorist bomb in 1988. In the play, the Lockerbie women washed the clothing and sent it to the families of those

killed on the flight, believing that it would help comfort them.

T-shirts will be collected during the performances of “The Women of Lockerbie” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. Tickets are $5.

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