pho for three August 18 2012, 0 Comments
I know a wonderful gal trying to accomplish a wonderful thing and I'd love to share her story with you.
When I volunteered, along with my two children, to spend a couple of months working with orphans in Vietnam, I had no idea just how much I would grow to love those children. Despite the language chasm between us, we developed friendships and an affection that is incomparable. As a mom, it was amazing to watch my kids with them--Audrey would hold the babies and feed them formula, while Stuart was the one the young boys flocked to for a game of chase.
Six years and two return visits later, the situation at the orphanages has not improved. The state-run facilities are desperately in need of additional items that cannot be purchased with the limited funds provided by the government. International adoptions were shut down and children continue to be left at the orphanages.
Today there are more than 100 kids in the orphanages in the small city of Tam Ky.
Along with efforts to publish our story about moving to Vietnam, I want to provide yet again for these kids. Each time we've returned we have been able to bring along clothes, food, shoes, and toys, as well as cash to pay for fruit, yogurt and milk (all are considered non-essential so not supplied by the government).
This is where I need you help. I want to get as many quality, handmade items as I can to these kids. Whether it's a bag to carry their school books in, shorts to wear in the hot heat of summer, or diapers for the many infants that find a new home at the orphanage.
For more information please visit her website at "Pho for Three a family love story"
...and please let me know if you've helped provide for these children in need because Figgy's would love to send you a 15% off coupon code for your generous donation.
Happy Sewing! - Shelly