Answering The Call
Children’s Hope effort has answered the call for humanitarian assistance by several organizations.
World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) has been improving the living conditions for children for over 30 years. To honor their efforts, Children’s Hope Network provided a donation of $4500 in support of their Russian milk fund. This program feeds 500-800 Russian orphans a month in sixteen orphanages. Held on August, 19, 2007, we were the fortunate recipients of Lakeshore Dance Studio’s Dance It fundraiser, Hope in Motion. They provided a beautiful adoption / family themed dance performance that many will long remember.
Please view the brochure from this event.
Each summer, Happy Families International Center Folkfest sponsors Russian children to visit the United and stay with host families. The children also share their Russian culture through musical performances. As a gift and thank you, CHN has sent each child a quilt.
In partnership with Pilgrim United Church of Christ, over the last three years, we have provided financial donations for several special needs orphans in the Gayoa, China, to insure that they could attend school.
Two large donations of hand knit hats, mittens, and scarves were donated to Happy Families Int’l Centerin the summer of 2006 and World Association for Children and Families in the summer of 2007. The donations would be delivered to orphanages though out Russia by traveling FRUA families.
A large donation of crayons, colored markers and pencils was presented to Families For Russian Ukrainian Adoption ( FRUA) in Fall, 2006 in support of their grow bag program.
In the spring of 2007, CHN provided an adoption grant to the L. family to complete the adoption of their fifth special needs child from China.
Annual donations and advocacy in support of educational adoption services are offered by Adoption Resources of Wisconsin. In the summer of 2007, we made a donation of 25 quilts for children being placed into foster care homes.
November 2007 - "For The Love Of Lulu"
Dear friends and families,
With joy, I am able to report your support has raised funds totaling $6200.00 in just six weeks for the “Love of Lulu” medical care fundraiser! As you can see, Lulu has thrived under the loving care provided by her foster mother, Pam Williams. I have attached a thank you message from Pam.
Lulu had sucessful surgery to treat her Spina Bifida in Shanghai, China on December 5th, 2007. She returned home to her foster family on December 19th, 2007. If you would like to get ongoing information and follow her journey and progress, Pam’s blog site is http://my.opera.com/paminhenan/blog/
Pam also provided a You tube site with Pam thanking all of you and Lulu laughing. It is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLPKbrYaH44
I’d like to send a special thank you to Carol Storck, Michelle Pedersen, Becky Tenges, Beth Radow, and Lucy Wyka. These women reached out to friends, families, and work colleagues that brought donations from Wisconsin, Florida, Minnesota, and New York. Carol also invited St. Francis Borgia school to join our efforts with the students raising $570.06. Thank you!
I’d also like to thank the staff of Vino 100 who were such gracious and generous fundraiser hosts and ensured a lovely evening for all………thank you.
As Pam states, we are indeed changing the world one child at a time. Thank you for answering a foster mother’s plea for life saving hope. For the gift of giving and the love of Lulu………..
With deepest gratitude and a joy filled heart,
Children’s Hope Network, Inc.
Thank you from the Swallow's Nest