Thursday, December 25, 2008

Toddler Toes and Precious Piggies

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.

7 comments:

Yoli said...

Lisa this is a wonderful thing you are doing. I am very proud of you. I am glad to contribute.

Kay Bratt said...

Very cool project. While I was in China, I contacted a foreigner working as a General Manager for StrideRite. They had a facility close to our orphanage and he and his crew came in and custom fit every nanny and child in the SWI for free shoes. You may want to see if your SWI city has a shoe factory that is American- get in touch and ask them to step in!

Lisa said...

Lisa, when my grandfather was alive, he always said that when he died, he didn't want people to waste money on flowers. Instead, he wanted them to use that money to buy shoes for kids who didn't have any. So when I heard about your project, I just had to contribute. I just made a contribution in his memory. He never got to meet Peyton, but he sure would have loved her - they would have had SO much fun together!

This is a great project.

Lisa in La.

Danielle said...

This is awesome! Why don't we make a site button to get the word out. Email me -- I'd love to help and can use this photo.

Danielle

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Em... take care

Michele said...

Glad to help. Hopefully some day I can help the orphanage my daughter is at in some similar way.

mam said...

Hey, you may know this already but are you aware of Robeez's donation program? They sent me to Vietnam with 50 pairs of shoes, entirely free. Very cool. Then I blogged about it and everyone and their sister hit them up, too...but it's been more than a year now so perhaps they've recovered from the PAP onslaught and are ready to donate again. It's called their "Heart & Soul" project.