We Found This 20-Year-Old T-Shirt In Kenya. The Internet Found The Original Owner

Posted on 12th January 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

We recently published a story about how used clothes that get donated in the U.S. often wind up for sale in markets in Africa. As part of the story, we published some photos of used T-shirts we found in a couple of markets in Kenya.

One shirt in particular caught our eye:

The shirt had a name inside it (Rachel Williams) and a bat mitzvah date (Nov. 20, 1993). We wanted to close the loop — to find Rachel Williams, and Jennifer of “Dancing with the Toons” fame. So Tuesday, we threw up the Internet bat signal andasked for help tracking down Rachel and Jennifer.

Adam Soclof of JTA, a Jewish news service, saw a post about our search and set out to find Rachel Williams. He used Facebook Graph Search to look for people named Rachel Williams who had a friend named Jennifer, who would have been about 13 in 1993, and with whom he shared common Facebook friends.

Read more at http://wlrn.org/post/we-found-20-year-old-t-shirt-kenya-internet-found-original-owner

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