Monday, October 5, 2015

Celebrating 12 Amazing Years With You

It is with mixed emotions that we share with you—friends, volunteers, donors and prayer warriors—that The Red Thread Promise is closing its doors today.  
After 12 years working on behalf of children with disabilities, is time for our board, volunteers and donors to embrace a new future, finding new and creative ways to contribute. Our hearts are full from the work accomplished, but change is not always easy. Please pray for us during this time of transition. 

As we move forward with great anticipation as individuals, but no longer as The Red Thread Promise, we want to take this opportunity to thank you and to reflect on what, together, we've done over the last twelve years. Throughout this time. The Red Thread Promise has primarily worked in China, Haiti and the United States providing underserved children with:

  • Medical care and treatment
  • Medication 
  • Surgery and hospitalization
  • Blankets and comfort items
  • Deaf and blind learning materials
  • Food and clean water
  • Diapers and infant items
  • Summer camp experience
  • Eye exams and hearing screenings
  • Hearing aids
  • Hippotherapy
  • Therapeutic riding
  • Wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches

But above all, working together, we have given children even greater gifts: hope and love in abundance.

Over the years, we have built countless relationships with children, working with them over time, watching them grow, helping along the way as we were able. We knew their names, ages, likes and dislikes, abilities and disabilities. We treated each child with love, kindness and respect, things often missing in their young challenging lives.

We are grateful beyond words for your contributions that have turned opportunities into realities for kids over the years, and for positively influencing the lives of these young ones and their families. In turn, our lives were forever changed. Our eyes were opened to the plight of others. Our awareness heightened that what zip code you are born into can greatly affect the opportunities available. Our hearts were overwhelmed with the  affection you showed for the children we encountered. Our hands and feet were mobilized to advocate for the most vulnerable. We hope yours has been changed as well.

How you can still help
If you would like to continue supporting children with disabilities, we’d like to offer the following suggestions. Each organization below has been a wonderful, trusted partner over the years and we know that they will honor your wishes for your donations of prayers, time, and financial gifts.

Hippotherapy in Ohio and Georgia
Checks payable to Jacob's Fund: 
Jacob's Fund
1630 Tipperary Drive, Middletown, OH 45042-3875


St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children Medical care 
Checks payable to West Tennessee Haiti Partnership: 
West Tennessee Haiti Partnership
c/o The Diocese of West Tennessee
692 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105

St. Vincent’s Education 
Checks payable to Friends of St. Vincent’s:  
Friends of St. Vincent’s
105 Federal Street, West Hartford, CT 06110

St. Vincent’s Food 
Checks payable to Friends of St. Vincent’s:  
Friends of St. Vincent’s
105 Federal Street, West Hartford, CT 06110

We thank you for supporting 
The Red Thread Promise 
and our work over the years. 
Alone we could do little, 
but together, we accomplished much!