Friday, January 2, 2009

Donation January ~ Altrusa

This month's collection of coins and change yielded $40. It was a good month. I think with the holiday shopping being done, there was more change laying around my house. My husband has gotten a good habit going of bringing his change from work straight to the collection box.

I decided to send the money to Dr. Peggy Gurrad and Altrusa Foundation. This group works with orphanages in Jiangxi and that is the province Cami is from.

Here is a snippet from their website. I'm really interested in learning more about the Hugging Grannies. We asked that our donation be used for formula, or whatever need was the most pressing.

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Currently, efforts are being focused on 24 orphanages in the Jiangxi province. Altrusa contributors are sponsoring 180 school tuitions for orphans, 279 children in foster care. We've brought our staff of Hugging Grannies up to a total of 53, to provide additional nurturing care for infants and pre-school activities for the children who remain in the orphanages.

Another major focus of our organization is to bring life-saving surgeries, physical rehabilitation equipment, badly needed medical aid, vitamins, warm clothes, bedding, equipment, toys and learning materials to the children in these orphanages."


  1. Sherri,

    I look forward to looking at this organization. $40! That's some great change!
    Happy New Year,

  2. Your little Delilah is adorable. I hope your wait is not too long to bring her home.

    Kennedy, 13 yrs old, adopted from China too
    Kennedy's Fundraising to attend the Yangzhou Re-Union:

  3. Hi Sherri,
    I know I've seen your blog before, but it has been a while and thought I'd say hi! Are you with ASIA? I thought I read that. We are too!
    I look forward to watching your journey.
    be blessed,