'Tis the season to GIVE. New Day Foster Home.Thursday, December 09, 2010
Over the next few weeks, I want to highlight a few organizations that are near and dear to my heart. The first one is New Day Foster Home. Over the next week I will donate 20% of all deposits and pre-made template orders to NDFH.
Due to limited resources, many government orphanages in China can’t afford to purchase formula powder. Instead, babies are given substitutes like sugar water or rice powder to ease their hunger pains. These substitutes do not provide the nutrition a child needs, and the result is malnourishment, sickness, and underdevelopment.
But this doesn't have to be their reality! We can help ensure these babies aren't hungry.
New Day Foster Home provides formula to children under one who live in four different Chinese government orphanages, ensuring that these babies get the healthy start they need. In early 2009, enrollment in the formula project rapidly increased and over the last year, quality formula has grown more expensive in China. Believing that every child deserves a full tummy, NDFH hasn’t turned away any babies from the project. But, they need our help to purchase the formula.
On their website, you can learn more about New Day Foster Home’s formula project, and you can even sign up to sponsor formula for one child for one year.
My friend, Carrie works at New Day Foster Home in a small village outside of Beijing, China. After living for nearly 2 years in a village where most residents don't even have indoor plumbing, Carrie and her husband began understanding that many of the social problems they saw were fundamentally rooted in poverty. In November 2009 launched Scarlet Threads, a sewing cooperative in their village seeking to empower rural women through employment.
When you purchase a Scarlet Threads product, you become intricately connected to a woman half a world away. You give her the chance to provide for her family in a safe and dignified way, and you make Scarlet Thread's vision a reality.