Monday, February 02, 2009

Starfish Needs YOUR help!!

Amanda at Starfish needs your help. Many of you have helped before. Kim at the Seventh Diamond collected so much last year and the First Friday community collected 2 large boxes this past fall. Kim was ready to collect again but Amanda has asked for a different type of help. She needs sponsors for her new 12 cleft babies. You guys know I love the cleft babies. I have worked with them for over 7 years and I know how much love they need. Some of you have adopted kids who are cleft effected. What a wonderful way to give back. What a way to do this as a family!! here are more details!!
Amanda was contacted a couple of days ago by the Director of the orphanage in her area. There has been a large group of infants left, many with cleft palate issues and the orphanage has no room to take them in. There are 12 who are due to be released from the local hospital in the next couple of days with nowhere to go. Amanda has been planning to open a Cleft Palate Home in the distant future when funds were in place, but because of these 12 little ones, she is converting the volunteer quarters into a the Cleft Palate Home and will take in these 12 babies. She only has funds to support them for 3 months, so this is where we come in. We need approximately 72 families to come forward who are willing to sponsor a child for $25.00 a month. It costs approx. $150.00 a month for Amanda to feed and care for each child, so it it will take 6 families to step forward for each child. Or if a family is willing to contribute more, that would lessen the number of families needed. This would be a year commitment. Amanda will send out updates to the families and photos of the sponsored babies. The amount is totally tax deductible and the donations will go through the STARFISH CHILDREN'S SERVICES and the tax number is 20-4682816 If you are willing to come forward as a sponsor family or group, please leave a comment below or e-mail Kim at If you have ever sat in your living room and wondered how you could make an impact, this is it. Amanda is moving forward not knowing where the money will come from. These 12 children need a place to heal and grow. I need help finding approx. 72 families who are willing to contribute $25.00 monthly to support these children. I don't know that many people, so if you all could help spread the word about this project, it would be wonderful.


redmaryjanes said...

Thank you so much Amy for your constant support. You are an amazing friend to Starfish and to me as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Cristina and I found your blog through another China adoption blog. I would like to know a little more about helping to sponsor the cleft palate babies. Where would I sign up to be a sponsor? How do I pay the donation? If you would like to email me my email is I hope and pray that you are able to find enough people to sponsor all 12 babies!