Monday, September 20, 2010

Shadow Buddies

Our volunteer trip is getting closer and I'm really excited about this donation from our volunteer gastroenterologist. These dolls are called Shadow Buddies from the Hollister company and they are teaching tools for kids with colostomies! Look closer and you can see the 'stoma' sewn onto the abdomen of each of the dolls. And to top it off, each doll comes with it's own miniature ostomy bag! I'm just loving it. What a wonderful idea for a child with this special need. Thank you, Paul!

Monday, September 13, 2010

An Afternoon with Danling Cai

You Are Invited to a Red Thread Charities’ Educational Event:
An Afternoon With Danling Cai
Sunday, November 7, 2010 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Please join us for “An Afternoon with Danling Cai” in the Fireplace Room of St. Mark’s Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street,Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. on Sunday, November 7th.
Executive Director of Red Thread Charities’ Danling Cai will present her moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution:
“Red Scarves to Red Guards My Journey from Student to ”*
Peasant to Life in America
Danling will also give a short update of the work done by Red Thread Charities and her hopes for the future. As RTC enters its 5th year, the way it works with orphanages to improve care is gaining respect in China as the model to be followed, and its connections are growing as the need remains.
We will also present a teen panel who will briefly talk about their work with Danling at Hangzhou Orphanage this past summer. Refreshments will be served.
Suggested donation of $20 per person will be collected at the door. All proceeds will go to support RTC’s work in China.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We are ready!

Great pre trip meeting today. Everyone is getting super psyched up for the trip in 4 weeks!!! We recently found out that we are requested to give some lectures early to a conference of orphanage officials meeting up in Hangzhou. It will be great to give our western perspective to a bigger group and I really hope to get some feedback from some recent adoptive families who I have contacted and will contact in the next week. ADOPTIVE PARENTS! If you have a waiting child from Hangzhou CWI, please contact me personally and our team will get some info and photos for you if we will see your child before you travel. Here is a photo of our group...sans a few...We are ready!!!! Hangzhou we come!