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Thanks for visiting our website and learning about our charity that helps children in China stay in school.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas During this Season of Giving and Blessings. 
Fang BaoLong at Lingchuan ____High School puts her thumb print on the school receipt list.
Fan Baolong 
范宝龙 at Lingchuan 灵川High School receives tuition.
Why Go to China in November?

I got to visit our high school students in Qinzhou 钦州, Du'an 都安, Lingchuan 灵川, Yangshuo 阳朔, and Chibi 赤壁 during my November China trip. We opened two new high schools.

We are asking donors to give online to our @GoodGiving Challenge before December 31st. This will help us add 35 new high school students. You can give securely online at this link if you are not in China. 

Yangshuo Students
Yangshuo Students
It was great to meet all the 160 Qinzhou____students in person. Click to see more pictures._
It was great to meet all the 160 Qinzhou 钦州 students in person. Click to see more pictures.
Six students in Chibi 赤壁 need sponsors.
Wang Zhanglian is from Chibi.
Wang Zhanglian is from Chibi.
The kids were excited about new shoes.
The kids were excited about their new shoes.  
Longfu Primary Schools get Socks and Shoes. 

We helped three small primary schools in Longfu Township with school supplies, shoes, and other needs. Click on the photo to see more pictures of these Yao Minority Schools.

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Blind students are learning to use computers.
Computers Installed

The Du'an Special Education School has their laptops installed. We wanted to see their progress. They are delighted with their computers. Netspring did the installation. Click on photos to see more.


Deaf students benefit also.
Deaf students benefit also.


Huang Lingyu is deaf and has recently had a special implant that allows her to hear
Sponsored Students at Du'an Special Education School

We are helping 10 families at this school with support. Many of the children are orphans, and they all have disabilites. 黄羚语 Huang Lingyu is deaf but has recently had an implant that allows her to hear. Sponsor her and change a family for 2000 Yuan ($300) a year.  

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Ten familes received their support in person. 

Ziyuan Primary School needs more books for their library.
Ziyuan Primary School needs more books. They only have two books per child while the standard is 30 books per child. Help us get new Chinese primary books for their library.

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 Give $50 for Books!
Happy Holidays

Monday, December 05, 2016

@GoodGiving Challenge











































Join Our

CALLING ALL SUPPORTERS

Help us make a difference in a student's future

The @GoodGiving Challenge begins now and goes through December 31st. Our goal is to add 35 more high school students. Each needs $415 for tuition and school needs.  
You can give any amount on our 
  

We are competing with other KY charities
for endowment awards based on unique donors and our total donations.
Click on the @GoodGiving link and give as little as $5 or as much as you desire to help our students. Last year we got a $5,000 endowment prize. Help us do that again.


I got to visit our high school students in Qinzhou, Du'an, Lingchuan, Yangshuo, and Chibi during my recent China trip. They are so appreciative of the tuition support we are giving them. 

Shanghai United International School has raised $11,700 as matching funds to encourage people to donate on our Giving Page. They can't donate online, but they wanted to help by raising matching funds. 

Students wanted to greet us personally.
Qinzhou students greet us. Click to see more pictures. 
"It brings me joy. It's my pleasure. I'm just so grateful that Blessing Hands is a charity I can really advocate sincerely. I've been burned and disappointed many times in China. Just keep doing your good work, and we'll help as best we can." 
"Students took pledges for the number of laps they could run in 30 minutes. They raised over $11,700. Kids love to run and it's as simple as signing up donors. Most donors gave 1 kwai (15 cents) per lap. It added up quickly." The quote is from Judy Frohnaple, the faculty adviser to the charity prefects raising money for us at Shanghai United International School. Help us match their gift! 

10 Students at Chibi No. 1 High School
10 Students at Chibi No. 1 High School 
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Zhu Ailing at Lingchuan High School puts her thumb print on the school receipt list.
Zhu Ailing at Lingchuan High School puts her thumb print on the school receipt list.
Students love to give  handmade gifts.
Students love to give handmade thank you gifts.
We have 160 students in 11 high school in Qinzhou Prefecture
We have 160 students in 11 high schools in 
Qinzhou Prefecture - Click to see more pictures.
          
Singing with Yangshuo High School Students
Singing Head Shoulders Knees and Toes in Yangshuo, China
Huang Jijin with her new glasses in Du_an
Huang Jijin with her new glasses in Du'an
















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SPONSOR A CHILD AT DU'AN SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL




Computers in Du_an Special Education School
Computers in Du'an  -Click to see more.
A deaf student and her grandmother receive sponsorship
A deaf student and her grandmother - Click to see more.
Primary books are needed for this school
Books are needed for Ziyuan Primary School Click to see more.
Computer tables 

Volunteers enjoyed giving out candy and seeing the computers being used by the children. They need computer tables and desks in classrooms. 
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Sponsorship Program

We are sponsoring ten students at the Du'an Special Education School. Nine of them still don't have sponsors. You can sponsor one for a year. 
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Will you give books?

We pledged to give new books to this primary school in Ziyuan County. They only have 2 books for each child while the standard is 30 books.  undefined $250

Originally, I was planing to use this money to buy a bag for myself since I have been wanting a bag for a while. But today I saw Luo Jia's post, and thought this money can be better used if it goes to the less fortunate people. 















   Our  recent China trip went very well. We gave shoes and socks to the students that three small primary schools in Longfu China, and visited many schools and projects. 


Volunteer Tina Huang loved giving candy to the kids at Lin Wang School.
Volunteer Tina Huang enjoyed giving out candy during our recent visit. Click to see more pictures. 


Some kids were barefooted, so they were excited about getting new shoes.
Some kids were barefooted, so they were excited about getting new shoes from our team.