Last week many of us celebrated Thanksgiving, and remembered all that were are thankful for in our lives. This year, Care for Children are saying thanks to you guys.
Without you we would not have trained over 500 people this year in family placemenet, or been able to support 800 children as they move into their new homes for the first time.
Last month, Care for Children visited families in Southern China who have taken orphans into their homes. We came across one village that surpassed all expectations. It was hugely encouraging to see that a large part of Daxing’s community had opened their homes to orphaned and abandoned children.
One of our staff members remarked that, "on one particular street it seemed as if every household had introduced a child from the state run orphanage into their family".
It was great to hear that the once sleepy town has been transformed by these children. It’s amazing that they have enhanced village life. Even villagers who were not foster parents spoke of the change.
An elderly woman in the village gave-up her house to be used as a special needs resource centre, built specifically to aid many of these children.
The centre ensures that the once orphaned children, many with special needs are able to continue living with their families in Daxing, rather than relocate back to the regional state-run orphanage.
Our team continues to work hard to ensure communities like this all over China are rising up to the challenge of caring for orphaned and abandoned children in their local area.
This month, GlobalGiving has challenged Care for Children to raise $3,000 from at least 30 donors to qualify for their $3,000 bonus award.
Help Care for Children kick-start its Christmas Campaign.
Together we can see more children moved into families. Together we can see more communities transformed.