Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund

 
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    China One Year Later
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director
    One year after a devastating 8.0 earthquake destroyed so many lives in Sichuan, China, the world is solemnly remembering thousands of victims who lost their lives. Even as we at Half the Sky Foundation mark this anniversary with sadness, we are also marking it with hope and with thanks to Global Giving’s donors, who...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Children’s Earthquake Fund Is Closed
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Fou
    Dear Global Giving Friends, I want to offer my sincere thanks to all of you who have contributed to our Children’s Earthquake Fund. The response to help children orphaned and displaced by the quake in Sichuan has just been amazing. Thanks to your generosity, I am very pleased to tell you that the Fund is now closed....
    • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $462,153 from an original funding goal of $500,000!
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund has received 3892 donations
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    The Big Top And The Torch
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Hello Friends, A little over a month after Sichuan’s May 12th earthquake, we opened Half the Sky’s first BigTop children’s activity center (with preschool, art classes and counseling) in a refugee camp in Dujiangyan, near the quake’s epicenter. In a town that has experienced so much sadness, the opening was a...
    • 6 years ago
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    • rrodrigrr
      rrodrigrr It's valuable to hear what's being done to help those that were affected by this tragedy. Additionally it's encouraging to hear from the kids who could easily decide to be bitter but have decided to serve others.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    The Earthquake – a month later…and news on the Torch
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    June 13th, 2008 Hello Friends, We got a call today telling us that, for security reasons, our Torch leg is now scheduled a day earlier. I will be running in Wanzhou, Chongqing, on Sunday, June 15 - Father’s Day. I will still run for the children, especially those of Sichuan. Somehow, we will manage to bring the...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Arnold
      Arnold We can only conquer the World with Love and Compassion.....The Greatest move that this report can do is change the Hearts.......thats how we need to work......
      • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - June 10
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    June 10th, 2008 Dear Friends, Since I last wrote, we’ve been working toward developing a more well-defined plan for addressing the emotional needs of so many thousands of traumatized children. We know we can’t help them all, but we are making certain that, using the resources you are providing us, we will...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - June 4
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, It was a Children’s Day with not enough children. Here in Sichuan, Sunday was filled with both sadness and hope. For those parents who lost their only child, it was a day of immeasurable anguish. For those families still whole or partially intact, it was a time of sad resolve to get on with the task...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 26-28
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, First, an update on the airlift to remote Aba Prefecture. No less than 40 uniformed soldiers arrived at the Chengdu CWI yesterday to load two big trucks with emergency goods for the 1,000 stranded children of Aba. We’re waiting now for confirmation of the air drop. This week HTS also erected a giant...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Jackie
      Jackie Thank you so much for your informative reports. Amid the tremendous heartbreak and disruption to the daily lives of so many families, it helps to know that Half the Sky is really having an impact. Thank you for your work in an area of China that means a lot to me and my family.Jackie
      • 6 years ago
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    • Pam Han
      Pam Han As Jenny mentioned, in the first two weeks of our efforts, Half the Sky purchased and distributed $250,000 of supplies to help the children in the hardest-hit areas. Those supplies included more than 30 tons of tents, medicines, food and formula, children’s clothing, diapers, an emergency vehicle to transport children, and... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 24-25
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, I want first to give you an update on our efforts to get food and shelter to the 1,000 orphaned and displaced children in Aba. The roads are now closed. We asked our colleagues at the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) to see if we can possibly bring the desperately-needed goods in by helicopter. A couple...
    • 6 years ago
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    • nancy guo
      nancy guo Jenny, thank you so much for the updates. One of my friends in china who is a pediatric psychologist. She would like to be a volunteer working with HTS. She will be available after July when she will be done teaching in one university. Please let me know if you still need volunteer pediatric psychologist in August. Thank... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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    • Chang Er
      Chang Er Jenny, my sister has two children adopted from China, so she and I are quite well acquainted with HFS and the social welfare organizations in China. When I donated to HFC following the earthquake, I also informed one of my Shanghai colleagues. He owns a restaurant chain named Moon River Diner. He'll be holding a BBQ on... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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    • dcmarm
      dcmarm Our 2 daughters spent the first months of their lives in Chinese orphanages. It is wonderful to hear of the love and support being offered always, and especially at this time of great need.
      • 6 years ago
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    • dmgates
      dmgates Thank you for your feedback Jenny...what a wonderful angel you are. And God bless you for your generosity and compassion, as well as the Global Giving organization and crew who are working tirelessly to assist with relief efforts. Most of all, I pray that God will bless the people of China during this very difficult time.... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 23
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, Today we were starting the process of wrapping up the major portion of our orphanage relief efforts. With your help, we had purchased and delivered or were in the process of delivering huge amounts of medicines and medical supplies, tents, cribs, cots, bedding, baby formula, diapers, kids clothing and...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Carol
      Carol It is always meaningful to get actual reports from people in the field. It gives me confidence that my donation was well spent.
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    • holly
      holly I like how you are giving us all the details & keeping us posted on current progress and informed on continued future needs. I admire the tenacity in which you are tackling relief efforts & not giving up, but instead continuing to stay there & to continue needed work. I have made one donation so far, but will continue to... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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    • Peacemom
      Peacemom I have donated to charitable organizations for many years, however, often the donating is done on the premise that you know and believe that the organization is doing good work, and I'm sure this is true. Where would we be without the Red Cross, Cuso and Oxfam for example. We ususally do not know exactly where the aid... Read more »
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    • Alison
      Alison As hard as it is to read of the continued suffering, it is good to know exactly how much is being done to help--and to feel as though in my small way I am part of it.
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    • KING CHARLES
      KING CHARLES Donor would like to know their hard earned dollars are put into good causes.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 21-22
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, Our work in Sichuan is in full swing now and it’s becoming harder to find time to write. Yet I know how deeply concerned you are about the children, so will continue to grab all the moments I can to tell you what we've learned. Since earthquake statistics are so readily available now, I will no longer...
    • 6 years ago
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    • shirley
      shirley The reports let us know what's really going on.
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    • holly
      holly These reports are very detailed & informative which will encourage me & others to donate and to know where & how our money is being spent. Keep up your great work.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 18-19
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, It’s Monday afternoon here in China. As I write this, the entire country just held 3 minutes of silence to commence a 3 day period of national mourning. It began at 2:28 pm, marking the very moment the massive quake struck in Wenchuan County, Sichuan. Flags flew at half-staff, the people wore white...
    • 6 years ago
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    • holly
      holly Yes, I like how informative this report was which helps me to determine how often & how much to donate.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 20
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, As I delay writing this report a bit longer each day, I realize that, like so many, I find it harder and harder to read or write those grim statistics or tell the sad stories. We wish we could be done with this death and disaster and start to move on. But still the numbers come. There are 34,073 people...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Ainsley
      Ainsley It is important to understand what is happening to honor the victims and the survivors. Also, I want to know what we can do to help and how to help others who want to help. I would like to organize a volunteer group for summer 2009 to help rebuild orphanages.
      • 6 years ago
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    • kellifelker
      kellifelker It's wonderful hearing not only about how our donations are being used, but hearing from someone who has a more personal view of the events unfolding. Much more caring than news reports. It makes me want to donate more. Keep up the great work!
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    • Kam
      Kam Thank you for the very detailed report. It is nice to know our donations are well used.
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    • Jackie
      Jackie Thank you so much for the updates. It was especially encouraging to know that some of the children have been reunited with family members. Like Ainsley, I, too, would be interested in a volunteer work project in summer 2009 in helping rebuild orphanages.
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    • FSHEN
      FSHEN It is great to know I am part of the grand effort to help these children. no matter how small my impact might be. Thank you for updating us on the most recent progress.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 17
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, It is mid-weekend now in China so we are not getting a daily call from the ministry. But I do have further information to share with you. We have now reached every affected institution, with the exception of Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture where the orphanage is said to house 52 children. We...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Wanfang Ouyang
      Wanfang Ouyang Thank you for your update. It's great to learn that my contribution is making a difference in the relief efforts.
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    • Barbara13
      Barbara13 The more information that is shared, the greater the opportunity to assist our global family in both material and spiritual ways!
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    • Matt340
      Matt340 It's nice to be able to read about the specific ways in which you are helping the children.
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    • Alison
      Alison Thank you for specifically addressing the issue of what to send, and for anticipating our questions about the situation.
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    • JMurphy1877
      JMurphy1877 I am happy to hear that the specified needs are being addressed. I know, in the news today, they were concerned about shelter (tents) for the survivors and hearing that 100 tents were purchased brings a hint of relief. Thank you for keeping me informed, it means alot!!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 16
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, I dearly wish I had more good news to report. The very best thing I can tell you is that we have not had a single report of injuries from the welfare institutions. As of this morning (Friday) there were 19,509 people confirmed dead. The State Council today said there will likely be more than 50,000. ...
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    • Klea
      Klea It´s sincere, includes first hand information and is detailed. Klea Levin
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    • Pan
      Pan Just want to thank you for the reports. You must have been very busy with saving the children. For the children and those of us what want to help but cannot really be there, you are our hope.
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    • Kam
      Kam This is exactly the kind of report I appreciate. A detail listing of needs and hopefully fullfilled. Thank you.
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    • Alison
      Alison Thorough, specific, and informative. I hope we can help meet all of the material needs, if not the emotional ones.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Further News on the Earthquakes in China
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, I know you have been waiting eagerly for more news of how the children are faring during the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake in Sichuan. When something terrible like this happens, confusion is everywhere and rumors spread. All of us are so worried about the children. We are trying to be...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Sonny
      Sonny My wife and I are in the process of adopting from China. Through this process, we have developed an emotional attachment to the country and its people. We are already regular contributors to Half the Sky, and have made an additional donation through Global Giving. We were devastated to learn of the effects of the... Read more »
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    • Jade's mom
      Jade's mom This report is appreciated because it is up to the minute, reliable news. We are all very concerned about what is happening to our beautiful children in China, and know we can trust the accuracy of the information we receive here. Thank you, Lisa Martin
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    • abby & allie's aunt
      abby & allie's aunt Jenny is a trustworthy source, and we are all desperate for the real news of the rescue efforts as well as the recovery efforts. Half the Sky is an incredible organization.
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    • Kam
      Kam I am a more quantitative kind of person. I make decisions based upon numbers not feel good. This is why I donate large chunks to one cause versus little amounts to lots of causes - to concentrate the impact. As such, I would prefer to know how many children this fund is helping, resources used like medical, food,... Read more »
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    • Amy
      Amy Giving to any charitable organization gives me a good feeling inside, yet there is always the worry that the money is getting to the right people. With this donation to Half the Sky, I have no doubts about the good that is being done. The detailed updates are fantastic and just make me want to give more! Thank you for... Read more »
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund posted a progress report
    Half the Sky Earthquake Update - May 15
    By - Jenny Bowen - Executive Director, Half the Sky Foundation
    Dear Friends, As word comes of the hundreds, maybe thousands of children lost in the earthquake, I am finding these emails almost too painful to write. When I think of so many parents who have lost their only child - so many children newly orphaned - so many families destroyed - there are no words…. As of now,...
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    • yding
      yding Help the children who suffered in the earthquake just like help our own children.
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    • catherinekiser
      catherinekiser Because it makes it real. Let us know examples of how are contribution will be used.
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    • lewisburgdance
      lewisburgdance My children were adopted from China, and my friends have children adopted from Sichuan. "But for the grace of God, there go I."
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    • mfishe41
      mfishe41 Interesting, but would be nice to here more about the positives of the aid work. Keep your head up it's obv hard to but news on how much has been raised and therefore how close we are to getting the full contribution from Ford would be nice to know.Regards, Martin
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    • mcharet2
      mcharet2 Please let us know exactly where and what our donations are doing. The best we can do from here is give money - hopefully it is starting to help.
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  • Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Funded

Thanks to 3,760 donors like you, a total of $469,883 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Half the Sky Foundation

Berkeley, California, United States
http://www.halfthesky.org

Project Leader

Jennifer Kincaid

Berkeley, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Half the Sky Children's Earthquake Relief Fund