I am spearheading a project for my daughter's orphanage in China. While I did not have the opportunity to go there since at the time she was residing on the other end of China, I have seen numerous photos and listened to accounts from other parents as to the condition of this SWI. While the children are reasonably cared for they severely lack the most basic needs such as heat, winter clothes, toys and most of all shoes. Since the babies and toddlers spend so much time in walkers they need proper covering for their precious feet not only to keep them warm but also to keep them protected from the oldness of the buildings and allow them to safely walk about. So.....I have contacted a few companies to donate shoes or soled slippers for this purpose but am also reaching out to YOU, my friends, readers and family. Please consider making a contribution to this project to help orphans in China be able to walk safely and prevent any illness, injury or disability to their precious piggies. If you require a tax receipt one will be arranged through a registered charitable organization that does work in China. You can use the chip-in on this page and I assure you that all funds will go directly toward this project with zero overhead. In addition to 40 new winter hats/mittens I am packing to go this week, I will personally pay for the postage to get these items to China as quickly as possible. Of course if it more cost effective, I will wire money to my in-country person and the shoes can be purchased there to maximize every dollar raised. While this project will extend the next few weeks I will be sending product as frequently as donations come in to ensure we get these baby's feet covered for winter. Feel free to email me with any questions. ****** UPDATE Another parent from the same orphanage has also been working on a shoe project so additional monies raised will go toward winter items such as blankets, clothing and other identified needs.