Jing De Zhen Orphanage, JiangXi Province
This orphanage cares for 20 older children between the ages of 7 and 18 years old - - 13 girls and 7 boys. Some of the children have special needs. We are happy to note that all the needs were funded for the children of Jing De Zhen - - Our thanks to several donors.
Medical/Physical Needs: - A solar heater for the orphanage to heat hot water for the children. - A hearing aid for a severly hearing-impaired child. - A respirator/ebulizer and supplies for when the children are sick. - New mattresses and blankets for the beds of all 20 older children. - A new pair of shoes and clothes set for each of the older children. - Heaters for all the children's rooms.
Educational/Training Needs: - backpacks for the children attending school. - 5 bicycles for some of the older children to ride to school and for recreational purposes. - table and chair sets for the older children for use in their studies - 2 computers for the children's studies.
Social/Emotional Needs: The following items were funded by Raising Hope Interntational (thanks, RHI!): - 4 badminton sets - 4 ping pong sets - 4 basketballs - 4 baseballs - 8 hula hoops - 8 soccer balls - 4 tennis balls/racquet sets Also funded: - a birthday cake, 2 t.v. sets for the group rooms, and a field trip.
Funding for the items supplied totaled: $3,371.61. We are waiting on pictures of the children receiving their gifts, and will post these on the website when they become available.