Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our Bamboo Babies

Meet the Bamboo Babies!

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Introducing the Bamboo Babies of Pearl River Outreach! Please take the time to sneak a peek at these little cuties who are in need of sponsors for 2009 and beyond. C'mon, how can you resist these beautiful little faces?! Here is the lowdown: these children are currently in foster homes in China being cared for by foster parents who are trained by Julie and Christina (Kevin and I are certain we could train them too, but there is just something about a mothers touch!). We believe that most orphanages throughout China are severely over-populated with children and that the staff have a very difficult time caring for each one on an individual basis. By placing children from orphanages into individual foster homes, it allows them to receive more direct care and love from their foster parents. We believe that this translates into better developed babies....Bamboo Babies! All donations made to the Bamboo Babies Program are used to provide stipends to the foster parents on a monthly basis so that the foster children are provided with food, medicine, clothing, and shelter. Donors may also choose to sponsor a specific Bamboo Baby for $35.00 per month, and every single penny of their monthly sponsorship goes for the care of that specific child! I know, I know, we are in a recession, right? Well, remember, we are a non-profit organization, and all of your donations are tax deductible! Please take the time to enjoy the photos of our adorable Bamboo Babies and consider giving so that they have hope for a better life!! For more information on who we are, where we are, and what we do please visit our website at

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Welcome Kay Bratt and Mifan Mommy Club

Pearl River Outreach is excited to announce that Kay Bratt author of Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope In a Chinese Orphanage has joined our team. We are thrilled about working with Kay and the starting of a new program in the Anhui province. The Mifan Mommy Club is a virtual club of individuals who band together to support children in China by providing donations to buy rice for a specific welfare institute. For this program, we are concentrating on one children’s institute that is in need of assistance. The institute is located in Anhui province and houses approximately 200 children. The most urgent need is for rice, as when we started this program, the children only received rice a few times per month for special occasions-the rest of the month they were only served a weak broth for their daily sustenance. The facility is also in dire need of renovations, especially the living quarters and kitchen area. Donations can be made to provide the rice or for special projects to the facility and training for the care-takers of the children. The founder of the institute, Lao Wang Jia Yu, is a generous man who turned his failed factory into a refuge for the unwanted and abandoned. Since starting this program, he has taken in over 500 children and/or young adults, many of who are now grown and have their own families. Though Lao Wang has received assistance from various organizations in the past, it has not been enough to sufficiently cover all of the many needs such a facility requires. Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burdens and improve the daily living conditions of those who are protected under his care. For more information on the Mifan Mommy Club, see Kay Bratt’s blog at

The Pearl River staff and volunteers are excited and honored to have Kay as a part of PRO. We are looking forward to great and exciting opportunities to help the orphans in China.

Kevin Ross