Monday, May 30, 2011

It's not what we do. Its why we do it.

In the early days, when we were conceptualizing Red Thread Charities, we believed that the lives of children living in Chinese orphanages could be improved upon by therapeutic intervention.  We believed that professionals would volunteer their time and money to go to China to teach nannies caring for the children techniques in pediatric OT, PT and special education.   We believed that the nannies would embrace the techniques and use them to help the children even after we left China and returned to our lives here.  We were right.  And now the concept is bigger than ever.   The nannies’ status has been elevated to therapists and teachers.  The lovely children have blossomed in their care.  Children who once could not walk are walking.   Children who were severely sensory defensive are opening up like flowers.  The children and the staff are becoming stronger and more confident.  Foster parents are being trained in the same techniques.  Other orphanages in Zhejiang province are taking notice and are asking what they can do to help the children in their care.  They are sending their staff to be trained by the people who we trained.  We at RTC believe in empowerment.  We believe that when people see how children’s lives can benefit though therapy they will understand its importance.  It’s not what we do… It’s why we do it.  If you are the type of person that believes in empowerment, visit our website at   


  1. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for these precious children! I have a son who is living proof of all that you are teaching and all that is being accomplished through the joint effort of RTC & the orphanage staff!!!! GOD'S blessings to you ALL of you and the wonderful work you are doing!!!!
    Kim Schrink
    mom to 5 wonderful kiddos including Elijah Craig Shao RenHe adopted from Hangzhou on 1/11/11

  2. Thank you Kim! We're so happy for your family!

  3. Here here Jane! Can't wait to go in October and help the O.T.'s