Friday, December 23, 2011

Re-Redirecting the Thank You gift

OK, so it turned out that DC's Child and Family Services Agency had "enough" donations. But we are proud to announce the clothes happily made their way to St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children right here in Norfolk! The woman who accepted the three boxes full of clothing was so kind and thankful (and a bit taken by Jack's chattering on). She said they share resources with Norfolk's child services so anything St. Mary's couldn't use would be provided to them.

We want to once again thank our colleagues, friends and family for their generous donation of such beautiful clothing! What a wonderful thing you've done!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Redirecting the Thank You gift

As it turned out, our three boxes full of clothes for the Chengdu CWI got caught up in customs in China and never made it through to the CWI. So we are redirecting our gift to Washington, DC's Child and Family Services Agency!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Thank You to the Chengdu CWI

In lieu of presents for both Jack's birthday and a "Welcome Home, Jack" party held at my office, Chris and I requested that our families and friends instead provide new clothing to be donated to the Chengdu Children's Welfare Institute (CWI) where Jack was raised from the time he was a few months old until he came home to us last July.
"...we want to give back to the Chengdu Children’s Welfare Institute in return for the precious gift they gave given us in Jack. Nothing could come near to giving the orphanage what they gave us ..."
What resulted from our generous families' and friends' hearts was 37 pounds of clothing! All those clothes are now in three boxes on their way to Chengdu!

Thank you, dear friends! We will never forget your thoughtfulness! Ahhhh, to think of the smiles when these packages are opened!