Sunday, February 03, 2008

Shoes- Luxery or Necessity?

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Shoes are something we take for granted here in America. Many of us have closets full of shoes. We have sandals, dress shoes, tennis shoes, slippers, flip flops and whatever else that you can think of to match a particular outfit. Not so in China, especially at the orphanages. * * *

China has been hit very hard by recent snowstorms, causing many hardships. As you sit in your well heated home tonight, please look at your feet and think about those who don't have shoes. Imagine a child in an orphanage who is bare footed during a snowstorm and now the power and heat are no longer working. These are not carpeted floors--most likely cement. Brrrr.

Other things are needed too. Blankets, diapers, space heaters, etc are in dire need. If you are feeling warm tonight, go to this website: http://www.halfthesky.org/work/littlemouse.php , read the needs, let them sink in deep and realize just how many children are being affected. Noah's orphanage, Wuhan, Hubei, ( http://www.halfthesky.org/work/sites/wuhan.php )is on that list. Now, if you have a few bucks you can spare, please make a donation. Please remember that an American dollar is worth 7 yuan in China. When we were there, a little outfit for Mya cost about $5.00. Some Chinese workers make the equivalant of $4.00 each day--the cost of a Starbucks coffee!!
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I thank you personally for my son and all of his little friends at the orphanage.

3 viewers thoughts.:

redmaryjanes said...

Wonderful post Verna. I am hearing that they are getting a tremendous response.

nikki said...

Going to donate!
XO

Ashley said...

What a great reminder!