Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Kiley!!!!

Not only is today the kick off of China's National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, it is Kiley's 2nd Birthday!!!!

Your beautiful and infectious smiles touches everyone who sees you!!!!

Our prayer is that you are matched with your forever family soon!

On a separate note, we are so thrilled with the response we are getting this week from all of you regarding our new blog, and our Bamboo Babies Program! Please continue to check back. The sponsorships that are available are listed below on the September 28th post! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

16 Sponsorships Left! (See Post Below!)

THANK YOU to the families that have come forward by either signing up or making a verbal commitment that you want to sponsor one of our Bamboo Babies!!!! And, I know many of you are praying about it! I will be praying for you too!!!

It is an awesome blessing to give back in this way... Just think, what we can spend $35 on in one month:
  • 9 Venti Latte's at Starbuck's
  • A decent Manicure
  • A Haircut (OK not mine, but some of you guys out there!)
  • The extras you throw in your cart at Target that you don't really need
  • A "quick" stop at Costco
  • And, the list goes on....
Or, for $1.15 per day for a year you can feed, clothe, and provide loving care for one of our Bamboo Babies! What's stopping you? I promise you will be blessed!

Thank you again for the outpouring of support. I LOVE my new "job!"

Monday, September 28, 2009

Our Bamboo Babies Need Your Help!!

Welcome back to the Pearl River Blog. As you can see we have had a little makeover! We are so thrilled with what the talented Design Girl did for us! Thank you Danielle!

My name is Diana and I am the newest member of the PRO team. I am thrilled to be here. I am blessed to have two children, one who is from China. I have a heart for orphans, and the opportunity to give back in this way is an awesome blessing for me! One year ago a friend asked me to help with the sponsorship of a Bamboo Baby. I was so touched to be asked to help. $35.00 a month seemed like so little to provide food, shelter, and love to another. I hope you will feel the same way, and that you will join our Pearl River Family today.

Our goal is to have 4 sponsor families per child. This allows us to keep the cost of sponsorship low while meeting the rising costs of formula, and overall support of our children. Below are our precious Bamboo Babies that need sponsors immediately!

Also, before I lose my audience, please take note of the adorable button on the sidebar that Danielle created for our blog. We would love to be linked to as many of you as possible. And, if you do, please leave me a comment! And, if you are a sponsor or frequent visitor and you would like us to link to your blog, please let me know that too!

Without further ado, I present our babies who need YOU!

CHANGSHA First Social Welfare Institute

Age 2+
Bday 11-25-06
New Sponsor - Thank you Eriksen Family

Age 2
Bday 10-1-07
Fully Sponsored!
New Sponsor - Thank you Schaefer Family!

Age 2+
Bday 11-7-06
New Sponsor - Thank you Cannon Family!
New Sponsor - Thank you Rodriguez Family!

Age 1
Bday 7-8-08
1 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor - Thank you Barbaro Family!

Age 2+
Bday 11-9-06
2 Sponsors Needed

Age 2
Bday 6-2-07
New Sponsor - Thank you Kane Family!!

Age 2
Bday 6-2-07
1 Sponsor Needed

Age 1
Bday 8-27-08
1 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor - Thank you Stafiel Family

Ruby (NEW!!!!)
Age 1
Bday 6/30/08
2 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor - Thank you Barbaro Family!
New Sponsor - Thank you Sandstede Family!

HENGSHAN Social Welfare Institue

Age 4+
Bday 12-7-04
2 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor - Thank you van der Hoeff Family!

Age 1+
Bday 11-26-07
1 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor - Thank you Crago Family!!

ZHANGJIANG Social Welfare Institute

Age 2
Bday 6-3-07
1 Sponsor Needed

Almost 2
Bday 10-14-07
Fully Sponsored!!!
New Sponsor - Thank you Hikade Family!

Age 11Months
Bday 10-14-08
New Sponsor - Thank you Sweatt Family!!!

4+ Months
Bday 5-1-09
1 Sponsor Needed

Age 1+
Bday 8-10-08
1 Sponsor Needed

Chloe (NEW!!!)
Age 6 Months
Bday 3-6-09
3 Sponsors Needed
New Sponsor! - Thank you Huber Family

If you would like to sponsor one of our babies, please go here! Or, to our donate button on the side bar. Then click on the program where the specific child is that you would like to sponsor. (You can email me the name of the child you would like, or you can make a note on your paypal order too.) You can set up your account to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually. You can use PayPal, or you can send a check to PRO. If you choose to pay monthly or quarterly, your account will be automatically deducted after the first payment. As a sponsor you will get quarterly updates and a photo of your child. If you aren't interested in sponsoring a child, but would like to help, there are so many other ways. A donation to honor a friend or family member is a great way to give a gift! This is my new favorite birthday gift for my friends!

We will do our best to honor your wishes to sponsor a specific child. Our goal is for all of our Bamboo Babies to be loved until they can be adopted. When your child is placed with their forever family, we will joyfully notify you and assign another one of our kiddos to your family!

We are grateful for your gifts, and for your prayers for our children!

If you visited us today, we would love to hear from you! Blessings to you, and welcome back to Pearl River! I hope you will come back soon. I will be posting frequently about our kids, families, sponsors, and opportunities!