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Monday, December 11, 2017

We could win $2.000!
We need unique donors to our #GoodGivingGuide Challenge!
Don't miss this! 

We just heard that there is a special promotion starting today, December 11th.
The  #GoodGivingGuide nonprofit to acquire the MOST UNIQUE donors between 9 am EST on December 11 and ending at 5 pm EST on December 15 wins a cash donation to their leaderboard of $2000. 

WOW, that would carry us a long way toward of our goal of sponsoring 10 students in the Philippines. All we have to do is get a lot of people to give as little as ten dollars during the next five days. If you were  going to give during the campaign, now is the time to do it. 

Our #GoodGivingGuide donation page is https://www.bggives.org/blessinghands

Offer valid through December 15! Tell a friend!

Matt Jaycob is 5 years old and is in Kindergarten class. He has a brother who studies in the nearest public school and a sister who passed away when she was only 5 years old due to a rare illness. Matt Jaycob lives with his family of four in a small house that has no water connection. His family also lives with one more family. All in all, they are about ten living in one small house with no bedrooms. Matt Jaycob gets water from the nearest watering station which cost $.06 (USD) for 10 pails of water. The family would do this everyday since they need water for bathing, washing, cooking, and cleaning. Matt Jaycob's parents are hoping for a sponsor to support Matt's education.
You can sponsor him for $500 a year  Sponsor Matt 
You can spread the payments out  to give $42 monthly.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. 

Support Filipino Children

I am getting excited about our GoodGiving Challenge especially our Hoops for Children events that will be at Lexington Chinese Christian Church and Morehead United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 2nd from 11 to 3 pm. I hope you will bring your children and help them get pledges from their friends and neighbors to do feats to raise money for sponsorship of our new children in Manila, Philippines.  You can even eat hotdogs for lunch there. 

We have been helping with a feeding program there for several years, but now we are actually sponsoring 10 children in a very poor area of Manila.

If you can't come that day, you can still do feats for pledges and give the money on our GoodGiving Fundraising page until December 31st.  Ellie my granddaughter did her feats early since she cannot come to  Hoops for Children. She raised $25 and had a lot of fun. She ran for a minute on our treadmill and enjoyed the basket toss.  

Ellie doing her feats

The giving page will not be alive until 9am on Tuesday, November 28th. Be one of the first to give online for the challenge this year. 
Amazon Smile on Black Friday

Just today I bought some stickers to use for Hoops for Children and got to enter Smile first before Amazon. That way a portion of what I spent went to Blessing Hands. Support us when you shop on Black  Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/20-4794276  and Amazon donates to Blessing Hands Inc.
Volunteers Needed

Ellie and I made cookies for Hoops for Children
Ellie and I made cookies for
Hoops for Children
We need volunteers for our Hoops for Children events. You can bake cookies, make signs, give door prizes, help the day of the event, spread the word and gather pledges yourself for feats your do to donate to Filipino children.
 Message us at this  email to tell us what you want to do. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GoodGiving Challenge

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

We want to let you know how thankful we are for having you as a supporter. As Blessing Hands enters into our #GoodGiving Challenge, we invite you to support our new project to sponsor ten Filipino children's tuition in school.  By giving online to Blessing Hands during the #GoodGiving Challenge from Tuesday, November 28th until December 31st, you can change the world of ten students. 

With your help, we can spread our sponsorship program to the Philippines to help ten primary students in Riversprings School and extend our feeding program to more kids in the slums of Manila. 

Steve Hill with Riversprings School Children

Filipino kids love to play basketball.
Filipino kids love to play basketball.
Hoops for Children

Blessing Hands is hosting a fundraiser, Hoops for Children, to help kids in the Philippines go to school. Sign up your friends and neighbors to pledge donations for feats or dares you do such as running laps, making basketball hoops, jumping rope, sit-ups, walking, hula-hoops, etc. 

You can do them anytime, but for more fun come to the Morehead United Methodist Church or Lexington Chinese Christian Church on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am to 3pm. There will be concessions and feats to do. Kids helping kids is our theme.

 #GoodGiving Challenge. #BlessingHandsPhilippines.
Making bean bags for the basket toss
Calling all volunteers

We need volunteers for our Hoops for Children events on Saturday, December 2nd both in Lexington and Morehead. A lot can be done ahead of time so volunteer even if you can't come on that day. We need signs made for our feat centers, door prizes, food purchased in bulk (hot dogs, chips, and cookies), and people promoting our event on their facebook pages, in youth groups, and clubs. Ambassadors can sign up for their own fundraising pages right on our giving page. The more the merrier.  This is an offline part of our #GoodGiving Challenge. 

Ambassador pages are like Go Fund Me pages that promote donations to the children in the Philippines among your circle of friends. 

About 30 volunteers are needed per event, so give us a email to tell us what you want to do.  I am no good at hula hoops, but I can sew the bean bags for the basket toss. You can help too, even if you don't come to our event, by getting your children to do feats at home for pledges from your friends and neighbors and give the money online through our giving page or send a check to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY, 40351. 

Remember the giving page is not active until Giving Tuesday on November 28th. 
We are legal in China

After a 10 months of paperwork, meetings, notaries, and waiting, we are legal finally as a Foreign Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) in China! This is our 12th year of helping kids in China. 

The government offices have been very helpful and informative. They have helped us find a way to fund our projects in five Provinces of China. 385 students will be sponsored this school year.  Help us spread to the Philippines and help even more children during our #GoodGiving Challenge this holiday season. 

Our giving page will be open to receive donations on November 28th for Giving Tuesday and stay ready to give until December 31st. Help a child this giving season.  

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