Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CHINA :: Baby XX update

Baby XX, May 2012
Will you look at how Baby XX is growing! We received some new photos of her from Swallows Nest and have heard that she is doing well. As you know, she already received her surgery to treat her spina bifida and The Red Thread is supporting her post-surgical care. 

We are unsure if she has been placed on the adoption list yet, but we do know one thing for sure: your support of this beautiful child has made a significant impact on her life. For this, we thank you.

We will be supporting Baby XX until she is matched with a family, a process that could take 2 years or more. She will require frequent doctor's visits and other specialized care as she recovers from surgery and moves forward in a better state of health. If you would like to be a part of Baby XX's life, please send your tax deductible donation for her treatment and care to:

The Red Thread Promise
20 Brookfield Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Or, simply click on the PayPal link on the right sidebar and make a donation in her name. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CAMP JAKE :: Just around the corner

We are in our final weeks before the second session of Camp Jake in 2012. The Red Thread  team is preparing an incredible experience for 44 campers from St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children. Seventeen counselors—including physical therapists, creative arts therapists and other professionals—have put their heart and soul into this program and plan to provide another life-changing camp for the participants.

St. Vincent's staff and students are very excited about the upcoming camp. They've even been considering ways to help fundraise for future camps so that the camp experience can be shared with more children with disabilities for years to come.

(left to right) Dieumene, Danika and JoJo
Dieumene, Danika and JoJo enthusiastically shared their idea to create hand-painted greeting cards during Camp that could be sold year-round to raise funds and awareness for Camp Jake.  

Dieumene handles her paintbrush with her feet like a pro
Please keep our team, the children and caregivers in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare for a fun and educational experience at Camp Jake.