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Mary Mu and I had a great time at our Blessing Hands table at our Chinese New Year Celebration.
Wang Guifang has no sponsor. She is in the 7th grade and is 14 years old. Her partial support is $159 a year.
These new students are in the Lisu smf Miao minority areas of Yunnan. They come from poor families that really need help to send their children to school. You can fully sponsor a primary student for $285 dollars a year. Payments of $23.80 a month would sponsor them.
Cao Shuangxiang is 10 years old. She is in the 3rd grade at Pingda Primary School. She lives with her parents, grandpa and 3-year-old sister. You can change her life for $285 a year.
We will have 440 students in our program in 2018.
Our new status as a foreign NGO has allowed us to have a bank account in our name. We are learning how to be more professional as we must have an official yearly audit and an accountant trained in Chinese accepted accounting methods. Many volunteers have stepped forward to help our students continue to receive their sponsorship aid. In our 12th year we are gowing up and finding new strengths and weaknesses.
We would like to find a part-time assistant executive director to connect our Nanning and US office effectively. They need to speak Chinese and English, have a passion to help students, be willing to live in Nanning and travel, and have high standards of intergrity and education. Send usyour resume. if you are willing to volunteer that is even better.
Most of our students in Anlong are from the Buyi Minority. They have their own lanuage, culture, and religion. They are known for their weaving, needle work, and unique national dress seen here.
We are adding 16 new students at Anlong No. 2 Lower Middle School in Guizhou Province. Most of them are from the Buyi Minority. That will give 31+ students for our summer camp in Anlong in late June. If the camp is approved by the Education and Security Departments, we will be looking for intrepreters and foreign English teachers.
Sponsor a middle school student partially for $160 a year. That is just $14 a month. You can give full support that furnishes books, food, and school supplies for $350 a year. Check the recurring box to give $30 a month.
Sponsor a high school student partially for $190 a year or completely for $415 a year. The monthly pledge would be $15 a month for partial support or $35 a month for full support.
In our 12th year, we are adding 60 more students in
Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi Provinces.
Bai Hualing Primary School百花岭小学
Give Library Books
Bai Hualing is asking for library books. It is in a remote Lisu Minority area of Yunnan Province. Please give these kids some books.
Zhao Liuye 赵刘叶
Zhao Liuye Lives at Bai Hualing
"My name is Zhao Liuye, and I'm attending grade 5 in elementary school. I was born in a remote village in Yunnan. We were not wealthy but we had enough for our own living happily.
Last year, my father's car accident changed everything. He was paralyzed. We sold our field but still owe the hospital a couple hundred thousand RMB. We thought of everything that could help, but sometimes we couldn't even afford our food expenses. It's a problem for me to go to school even when I don't need to pay for my tuition (I still need to pay for my school supplies and living expenses). My mother has to go into the city to work, leaving my 70-year-old grandmother to take care of my father and my 3-year-old brother. It is very difficult for my whole family."
Give $24 a month or you can give $290 a year to sponsor her in the 5th grade. Give $84 if you want to give partial support.
Our GoodGiving Campaign is over on December 31st. We have raised $ 1,052 online so far during the challenge, but we hoped for at least $6,000. Offline another $2,615 has been given in checks or pledges. That makes a total of $3,667 raised out of $6,000 needed.
We have matching challenges available from the Blue Grass Community Foundation during the last week that
will open a door to fulfill our goal for the 10 students. Wednesday, December 27 - a $5,000 match pool is available first come, first matched on all gifts up to $500. 10 cents on the dollar. It will begin at 8 am and run until it is exhausted.
Also, the 5 nonprofits that raise the most money between 8 am and 6 pm on Friday, December 29th will get $1,000 added to their cash totals.
Our giving page is open for your giving right now but please give on Wednesday, December 27th or Friday, December 29th, when your dollar will go farther because of matching funds that are available.
Click on our Giving Page online to keep 10 Filipino Students in School.
There is a special promotion from Blue Grass Foundation Wednesday, December 20th.
Donors will be matched 25 cents on the dollar from 8am-6pm on donations from $10 to $100
A $15,000 match pool is available until it is exhausted on a first come, first match basis!
Go to our Giving Page and give $10- $100 tomorrow to get our funds matched.
Blessing Hands is raising money for our 10 Filipino children who need school sponsorship. It is during the whole month of December online. We are in a challenge with 120 other Blue Grass Nonprofits listed with the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
Don't Miss this Match up to $100!
If you have been reluctant to give because of online fees, this is the promotion that will really help Blessing Hands' Filipino Program.
Offer valid until December 20th at 6pm!
Tell a friend!
Get that donation in early just in case the pool of
matching funds is used up early.
We are featuring a lot of board members and students on our Facebook Page. Come see everyone and get the latest news.
Two of our kids, Matt Jaycob and Alexandra, have sponsors now. Please give even a little bit tomorrow early so more of them can have sponsors. We have raised a total of $2,084 online and in offline donations, but our goal is $6,000 more. Not only do we want to sponsor everyone of these primary children, but we want to replenish the feeding progam funds. With the matching funds tomorrow you can get much more
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.