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Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanks!


Daguang Ling
Daguan Ling
Our Students are Thankful For You

I am Daguan Ling and my Chinese name is 凌大冠 。 I am a senior third student, I have already received Blessing Hands' help for three years. Maybe I can't use any impressive words to express what it is in my heart, but I can say that Blessing Hands is my best home where there are many people with a kind heart, and they only think about us, thinking of our study and our future. 

I think every one who knows about the Blessing Hands should do their effort to provide for it. In the Blessing Hands' home, I can learn not only that people all over the world are one unit, but also everyone has a kind heart. I hope everyone can give another a hand so there is a more beautiful world in future years!

Qinzhou, Guangxi, China
Happy Thanksgiving

We are very thankful for all of you who have given to our #GoodGivingGuide Challenge since November 13th.  From now until December 31, 2015, our friends will come together to raise money for classroom computers for Du'an Special Education School. 

We need YOU to join us. It's a season of unprecedented nonprofit giving, and it's your chance to make a real difference for our students. In honor of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the year end, join many people who make their donations for the year.
GoodGivingGuide
If you love children, you will love Blessing Hands.  By showing your love through this Challenge, you help sustain our amazing students, and give so much to our Chinese students.

Join me in supporting our students from now until December 31 2015, by donating online on our special giving page.

If we have the most unique donors and a high amount of funds raised in our category, we can receive a $5,000 award for our endowment fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation.  So far we have 11 donors and have raised $1,100 toward our $13,000 goal. Presently we are 43rd place in Most Unique Donors and 50th place in Most Dollars Raised.

Just now a new matching challenge for $102 was posted from Suzi Deng. Match her donation to double the funds available for computers at Du'an Special Education School. 

Give today to make a difference in a child's life!
Another Student is Thankful

Xuan Huang
Xuan Huang
Dear Blessing Hands,
I am glad to write to you again. With your help, I have finished three terms of study. Thank you for your help.

I am a girl from countryside. Going to school is my dream, but I also have to face my sick father and my poor family. Luckily, I got your help. It really helped me and my family. Thank you.

When I was a child, my father often told me to study, because it could change my life in the future. I never forgot his words. I will study hard, and I will remember your help forever.
 
                                                          Xuan Huang 璇黄

                                                               Yangshuo, Guilin, China
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Friday, November 13, 2015


JOIN US IN HELPING SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS HAVE CLASSROOM COMPUTERS.

It has begun! Our #GoodGivingGuide Challenge has activated. You can now make donations on 
Help them be computer literate as well as able to read Braille. Click for more pictures._
Help them be computer literate as well as able to read Braille. Click for more pictures.
Give Computers to Special Education School 

We have a goal of giving 24 computers to Du'an Special Education School. 

Blessing Hands was chosen among 100 Central Kentucky nonprofits to be included in the #GoodGivingGuide Challenge. The challenge starts now and will continue until December 31st. We are raising money for computers.

Ever since we gave 18 computers to the Du'an Special Education School, we have purposed to give them 24 more so all 14 classes can have three computers. These students need to have occupational training so they can get jobs someday. Computers level the employment field and allow student to not be identified as "handicapped". We are all equal online. 

Handicapped in body does not mean handicapped in mind and spirit.
Handicapped in body does not mean handicapped in mind and spirit.

Windows computers can be bought for $500 in China. Our goal is $13,000, since they need software and accessories also. These special students could then Skype with a Sister School's students and even learn English from volunteers online. We were contacted by an international school in China that wants to chat with our students. Their school has lovely Apple computers with big screens. 

Read more and give on our website. Change a school and their students. 
Visit the Du'an Special Education School with us in 2014.
Qinzhou high school students receive new clothes.
Qinzhou high school students
receive new clothes.
160 Qinzhou High School Students Get New Clothes

Through the generosity of a local donor, all of our 160 high school students will have new clothes this semester. Mr. Chen is involved in a charity himself and wanted to help our students who have to pay their own expenses in high school. Thank you so much for your generous gift. 
He also gave coats to Blessing Hands' students. 
The girls especially liked the new clothes.
The girls especially liked the new clothes.
You can help raise money during the #GoodGivingGuide Challenge!

Give a special gift this Christmas or show your thanks during Thanksgiving. On our Good Giving Guide Page,  you can become an ambassador for Blessing Hands. There is a selection that allows you to fundraise for us on your Facebook pagwith a donate button, and even start your own page as a  GoodGivingGuide ambassador to raise money for our students. You can be a crowd-funding partner. 

Help our kids get a $5,000 gift for their endowment fund at the Blue Grass Community Foundation. The charities that raise the most money and have the most donors receive awards in various categories. Even a $10 gift counts by expanding our number of donors. 

We already have over a hundred dollars given on site and a match challenge for $100 from a generous donor. Help us match that donor's gift, and it will go to whatever category you choose on the page. You can sponsor a child of any age. Click on the photos to see more children needing sponsors.

Caizhuan_s father died in 2008 and his mother remarried. After she had a son_ she was not interested in her first family of Caizhuan and his 4 sisters
Caizhuan's father died in 2008 and his mother remarried. After she had a new son, she was not interested in her first family of Caizhuan and his 4 sisters.
Xiumei is lovely_ pretty and little shy_ but studying well in school. Her mother is mentally ill and only her father supports her two brothers and grandmother.
Xiumei is lovely, pretty and a little shy, but studying well in school. Her mother is mentally ill and only her father supports her two brothers and grandmother.
                           

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Sunday, November 01, 2015


#GoodGivingGuide Challenge - November 13th - Dec 31st.

Blessing Hands is involved with the GoodGiving challenge that will help 100 chosen KY nonprofits raise money for their causes. The charity that raises the most in the various size categories will win $5,000 for their endowments at the Bluegrass Community Foundation. The categories count how much is donated and how many donors support what causes. Those donations can come from all over the world. 

Matching Funds

Blessing Hands is looking for friends willing to establish matching gift promotional challenges. We can raise more money if supporters will give us matching gifts from $100 on up to $500 + so we can challenge other givers to match the gift. Contact usabout being a matching donor. 

CrowdFunding Pages

Another way you can help our kids receive a $5,000 endowment prize is to become an Ambassador. You would create your own online crowdfunding page with the help of an Ambassador toolkit at this link. We especially need pages in Chinese since the GoodGiving Challenge is international. All the money you raise for Blessing Hands will go to our students or to give 24 computers to Du'an Special Education School in China. 

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Help us raise awareness and funds for our Blessing Hands students by saving the date and making a donation online from November 13-December 31 on our share page.

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These students will only go to school until age 15.
Their schooling will end with 9th grade.
Give 24 Computers to Du'an Special Education School

Our GoodGiving Goal is to raise $13,000 to give 24 computers to Du'an special education school in China. We want to give the students an opportunity to learn to communicate online where their handicap will not be noticed, and they can develop vocational skills. 

These computers will serve deaf, blind, and wheelchair bound students. I even saw one dwarf and an autistic child. Since compulsory education ends at the 9th grade in China, these students only have until middle school graduation to learn occupational skills. Computer knowledge could help them get jobs someday. We must intervene in these students lives to give them a step up in opportunities.

Our share page is where you can give starting November 13th. You can also give on our Website.
                           Besides Braille, she could be learning to use computers.
Qin Liling is 8 years old and in the second grade.
Qin Liling is 8 years old and in the 2nd grade.
The Wuxuan County Program Adds More Children
Will it be 9 or 5 who are helped?

We were so pleased with the volunteers' dedication in the Wuxuan area, that we told them to select 5 more students for Blessing Hands to help.  However, they had found 9 children they wanted to help. It will be up to your help if we take all nine or only the five. 

Qin Liying and her sister Qin Qinli are orphans. Her father died August, 2015 of  electrocution Their mother suffers from mental illness. Once she even tried to strangled one child during an attack of illness. Five years ago, the mother ran away. So far she is still missing.  

Qin Qinli is 9 and in the 3rd grade.
Qin Qinli is 9 and in the 3rd grade.
Qin Qinli, the 9 year-old stepsister of Qin Liying,hasn't been allowed to register hukou,  which would have given her a birthright to government services. She is a non-person who will live outside the protection of the law. She lives without any subsistence allowance, access to a high school degree, legal work permit, or future legal marriage. She is 9 years old but looks like a 7 year-old because of malnutrition. Both girls suffer from poverty and lack of provisions. 

Pick a child online since we can't feature them all here.    

Liao Songliang_s father died in 2014. He has become depressed and often asks where his father is. His mother is mentally ill and has returned to her mother_s home_ so his 80 year old grandfather takes care of him.
Liao Songliang's father died in 2014. He has become depressed and often asks where his father is. His mother is mentally ill and has returned to her mother's home, so his 80 year old grandfather takes care of him.
Caizhuan_s father died in 2008 and his mother remarried. After she had a son_ she was not interested in her first family of  Caizhuan and his 4 sisters.
Caizhuan's father died in 2008 and his mother remarried. After she had a son, she was not interested in her first family of Caizhuan and his 4 sisters.
 

Shi Caizhuan with volunteers
Chan Xing with volunteers. Chan Xing needs a sponsor to help him finish high school. Chan Xing's mother died when he was 10, and his father, who once was a teacher, went out to work and died of AIDS in 2015. His 90 year old grandmother and a cousin are trying to help him finish high school in 2018.
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