April 2018 Newsletter


To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
April 2018
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Dear Friends and Supporters,

Happy Spring! We are glad that spring has finally reached Beijing after yet another unexpected snow in April. We are thankful that the flowers are now in full bloom and we can finally begin to pack our coats and boots away!

We kicked off this month with our annual Easter celebration weekend which included a fun bouncy house and an Easter egg hunt. The kids ran through Robin and Joyce’s front yard with glee as they searched for plastic eggs (and many couldn’t resist opening their eggs right then to find the candy inside, rather than searching for more). We are grateful for a group from Whittier Law School, led by our friend Jenn, who brought candy, filled the eggs and helped ensure the kids had a wonderful afternoon!

Additionally, we are glad to welcome two volunteers this month who will be teaching our preschool classes. Peter from the UK (but who has been residing in Beijing) and returning volunteer Inge from South Africa. We have no doubt our kids will benefit greatly from their time with Peter and Inge during the coming month.

   

We are very grateful to have been part of two wonderful fundraising events this month. The first was organized by the Parisian luxury brand Maison Roger Vivier. The fundraiser included an exhibition of a Hong Kong-exclusive Spring-Summer 2018 La’Bel Collection from the 9th to the 22nd of April, highlighting the special collaboration with four stylish celebrities and fashionista to celebrate the unveiling of the 5 Hong Kong-exclusive La’Bel items at ELEMENTS Hong Kong. The notable collaborators Sammi Cheng, Hilary Tsui, Nana Ouyang and Justine Lee were all in attendance at the cocktail event on April 10th. The fundraising to support New Hope Foundation was continued at different Roger Vivier boutiques following the event.

The second event was the Annual Cook-for-Hope fundraiser hosted by Love for Orphans. This is the 3rd year this event has taken place and each time great awareness is raised for New Hope in addition to funds for much-needed medical care. This year, 181 tickets were sold in addition to 35 complimentary guests and sponsors and there were 50 cooking team members divided into 11 teams. The Hong Kong team took first prize in the cooking competition.

  

In total, 160,000  RMB was raised at Cook-for-Hope and these funds will be used to cover hospital bills for Sisa who is currently in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant. The estimated cost for her transplant is 250,000 RMB when a liver is matched for her, meaning we are still 90,000 RMB (approx. $14,000 USD) short of funds to cover the cost of her transplant. Because hospital fees here in China have to be paid up front before treatment is provided, this has also caused us to run very low on our running costs this month. Should you feel led to help, we are in great need of financial support this month to replenish our accounts and to have money available to pay when a liver becomes available for Sisa. Please email Robin if you would like to help or visit our donations page.

With grateful hearts,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” 
– Helen Keller

This month:

14 new children were admitted into our care
children were adopted or discovered to have been adopted
5 hospitalizations or surgeries
3 children passed away

Please visit our Prayer Listoften for updates on prayer needs for our children

Baby News and Movements from our Shunyi, Beijing Care Center

Alesandria and Margot were adopted!

Loraine sadly needed to go back to her home orphanage. We welcomed Erica and Wesinto care, and Beatrix needed to be hospitalized this month.

  
Alesandria & Margot
News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers

AlesanderMiaNelaSouth, and Zion were adopted this month!

    
Alexander, Mia, and Nela

  
South and Zion

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We are in need of travelers from the US to Beijing to help bring in much needed supplies for our children. None of these supplies are “restricted items” and do not have to be declared at customs. The items will be mailed to you within country. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing. If you are able to help or know of other travelers who are willing to help please contact:

Rebecca Dorris, Tennessee  suitcasesoflove@gmail.com
Phone: (615) 403-1242