Amity Hugging Grannies at
In October 2000 we began sponsoring two Hugging Grannies at
Ruijin through Amity. Amity "Grandmas" are retired women
(usually teachers, doctors and nurses) who go to the orphanage several days a
week and provide some extra love and caring by holding and feeding the babies,
and playing with the toddlers. They also help the orphanage staff by introducing
and changing concepts about how to work for better child development. The amount
needed to support a Grandma varies between orphanages, partly depending on
whether they are strictly volunteers or whether they are given some pay for
their work. The volunteers are given a stipend for travel expenses and meals.
The cost for each Grandma at Ruijin is US$544 a year. Please help support
this wonderful program, it can make such a difference for those children
remaining in the orphanages.
You can send your tax deductible donation to help support the
Ruijin Hugging Grannies to:
P.O. Box 1354
Just include a note that the donation is for the Ruijin Hugging
Grannies. For more detailed
information visit http://www.gurrad.com/amity
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if you have any questions.