As she clicks through albums from a recent trip to a Syrian school for refugees on her computer, a grin forms across Mouna Hashem Akil’s face as she remembers the liveliness of the children.
Sitting in her Southwest Austin home, she points out one boy who has his hand protectively over his younger brother in every photo – clinging to him, as if scared to lose him – and a girl who told Akil that all she wants from America is a doll.
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People wishing to donate to the toy drive can contact Mouna Hashem Akil at email@example.com or join the public Facebook group “Toys for Eid.”