Make your own free website on Tripod.com

URBANICITY.info

Gary Sinise is not Lieutenant Dan Taylor

WELCOME TO URBANICITY
SENSING URBANITY
LISTENING FOR WORDS
VIEWING IMAGES OF MYSTERY
LOVING MUSIC
READING FOR LIVING
CELEBRATING THE MIND
TRAVELING TO EXPLORE
SEARCHING THE FUTURE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Gary says "I have seen their smiling faces and their attempts to say 'I love you' in broken English. And I have seen hope in their eyes and gratitude in their hearts for what we're doing."
 

garysinisecp.jpg

Gary has made dozens of trips to war zones to entertain the troops with his Lt. Dan Band. He's an approachable guy, and has had substantive conversations with hundreds of soldiers. He repeatedly hears stories of how helpless they feel around forlorn chldren in the war zones. Gary found out that most of the schools had next to no supplies-- and he decided to do something about it.
 
With his friend Laura Hilldenbrand, he created Operation Iraqi Children (which has now expanded globally to "Operation International Children," as a conduit to give Americans a way to reach out to the children and support troop morale at the same time.
 
Since it's beginning in early 2004, OIC has delivered more than 200 thousand school supply kits, along with more than half a million toys and thousands of Arabic-language books, shoes, blankets, backpacks and sets of sports equipment-- all of which has been distributed to children by our military personnel. It's a feel-good operation.
 
You can send OIC donations to the warehouse at:
 
 1529 Atlantic, North Kansas City, MO 64116
 
If you make a monetary  donation, 100% will go to purchase supplies for children and offset shipping costs. You can build and send school supply kits yourself, or start a school supply kit drive in your community. You can help our troops foster goodwill between themselves and Iraqis in war-torn villages and bring brighter futures to children in desperate need .
 
Gary Sinise is a native Chicagoan who founded the city's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He's a stage actor and an 'actor's actor.' His present gig as lead in CSI doesn't leave him much free time. But regularly, after the last day of shooting a show, he'll pack his bags and fly over to be with and to entertain our military in Iraq. He's a 'hands-on' guy... and he's making a huge difference.

go to Operation International Children

go to Gary's band

go hear Lt.Dan Band

return to "Making a Difference"

Remain curious.