Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TRTP-shirts are here!

Out with the old, in with the new. 

After 3 years we have finally printed new shirts! 
(Curly haired teen and cute cat not included.)

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt or two, please follow these simple steps:

  • email or call Kathy @ 817.320.6522
  • specify the quantity of shirts you'd like to order
  • sizes are adult S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • each shirt is $20 (includes regular shipping) 
  • specify a shipping address
  • pay via PayPal or check
Photographing shirts is obviously an open invitation to the cat!
Thank you for helping us spread the word about the mission of The Red Thread Promise!

Monday, November 19, 2012

The 2012 ornaments are here!

Hearts Galore (2012)
Every year we wait patiently (sometimes impatiently!) to see the new glass creation from Despina Kalgaros. This lovely lady, proprietor of Kalgaros Gallery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has faithfully created handmade ornaments for The Red Thread Promise since 2004. Each design incorporates a red thread of some sort. And each year we offer them to you. 

This year's beauty—Hearts Galore—reflects the essence of our organization: many hearts coming together for one purpose. 

If you are interested in purchasing an ornament for yourself or as a gift, please follow these simple steps:
  • email or call Kathy @ 817.320.6522
  • specify the quantity of ornaments you'd like to order
  • each ornament is $42 (includes regular shipping) 
  • specify a shipping address
  • pay via PayPal or check
Interested in previous ornaments? Check our our ornament gallery.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Glass artist and long time supporter, Despina Kalgaros

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hardship and goodness

Often, in the midst of hardship, the goodness of others shines through brightly. This goodness brings us hope in the midst of tragedy and reassures us that the human race is compassionate at its core. 

This is one of those days—a day when a tragedy transformed the hearts of many to do good for others. 

Today Tom—Camp Jake Director—said goodbye to a dear friend who unexpectedly passed away this week: a man who adored life, cherished laughter, lived for music, and cheerfully gave to those in need. Music was this man’s porthole to life, carrying him through the many complexities of existence, both good and bad. 

It is in memory of Marcelo Ferreira, that we announce the founding of the Marcelo Ferreira Salle de Musique (MFSM), an avenue through which friends and family can honor his memory and giving spirit with the gift of music for the residents of St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

Marcelo Jose Nascimento Ferreira
September 4, 1965 - October 30, 2012
Québex City, Canada

As Marcelo touched many, MFSM allows his friends and family to touch the lives of the disabled children at St. Vincent’s. MFSM will provide musical instruments and related media equipment to enrich the lives of those who call St. Vincent’s home, providing them with the comforts and camaraderie that only sound can offer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

HAITI :: St. Vincent's / October 2012 : : Digital Hearing Aid

Your donations at work at St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Testing, fitting and distributing digital hearing aids. Thank you Team Canada Healing Hands for teaming with Red Thread Promise to help make this happen.