A NOTE FROM GLOBAL GIVING:
Please welcome Linda Conforti. She is a new project leader here at GlobalGiving and over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to get to know her and the great work she does for her organization Angels in Waiting.
Periodically over the next two months we will be sending you snapshots about Linda’s life and work. We encourage your feedback about this new form of project update so that we can provide you with the most interesting and relevant information possible about the projects and causes you support.
We thank you for your contributions to ask you to please donate again now to Linda and Angels in Waiting! Feel free to tell your friends about Linda and her incredible work!
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Linda Conforti grew up on the frozen tundra of Labrador, Canada, the daughter of a military family. As a child, she witnessed the migration of caribou, wolves, and the nomad Indians called Eskimos by the people in her town. On winter days when the temperature measured 50 degrees below zero, Linda watched the nomad Indians pass through the military base in search of food. Linda remembers her mother putting out canned food and fretting when she forgot to place a can opener with her offering.
Linda has never forgotten the sight of the procession of families with young children, wild dogs, sleds, carrying bags full of clothing made of the pelts of harbor seals, muskrat, and bear. “I was stunned on how any human could live in this harsh existence, let alone migrate with the caribou and the wolves toe in toe,” says Linda.
Although Linda now lives in Southern California, a world away from the nomad Indians traveling to survive in forsaken climates, she has found a new nomad culture that needs her help – America’s infants and children in foster care. “These children also have to survive in harsh and brutal conditions,” says Linda. Her organization Angels in Waiting works to place medically fragile foster children with trained nurses who can provide them a loving, safe, and nurturing home environment.