Friday, February 22, 2008

Friend Friday - The Miracle Foundation



Today's friend Friday project is on the heavy side of life. I wasn't expecting to include projects like this but it came up and I could not ignore the impact that this back and forth effort has had and will have.

"The Miracle Foundation, based in Austin, is an organization dedicated to empowering children to reach their full potential, one orphan at a time. Thousands of children in India share a similar story: a life of poverty, with no family, and little hope. The Miracle Foundation provides these orphans with food, water, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, love, belonging and most of all, hope.

The children housed in our orphanages receive things they once only dreamed of: a pillow, books, medicine, or even something as simple as a toy. Things we take for granted, they cherish."

Andrea Goldstein is a fellow mother at my son's Montessori school. She is starting a jewelry business called Aviva Love where 100% of the profits are sent to the Miracle Foundation to help these orphans. I will post a link as soon as her site is up. She and her partner Kim Love are sponsoring 10 children in India and 10 in Africa. One of the many things they do is send letters to these children from children and adults here in the states. This gave me the idea to donate my back and forth cards which will be ready next week. I'm sure this will turn into more than just sending letters for me but it's a place to start. Anyone can send letters. If you are in Austin you can drop off your letter at the foundation on 1506 W. 6th St. Read more about the Miracle Foundation here.

3 comments:

Bernadette said...

Now that's some serious goodness going on there. With a name like "Love" I guess a project like that is inevitable. Very cool.

Kathie Sever said...

there you go, shan, spilling the goodness again!!!!

Liz in Ink said...

What a lovely endeavour...