It all began with learning about the urgent need for formula for 35 abandoned and orphaned infants at Casa Joseph Orphanage in Romania. That was 13 years ago and your support has given theses children opportunity to thrive from their precious earliest years.
Due to financial struggles over the years, some of our children returned to State Care and have been placed in foster homes or group homes. Others remained in their private foster placements and were welcomed into families who remain grateful for what little support we can provide to them. Now our “8” girls are heading into the tweens. Our little munchkins are no longer little. They just keep growing and shinning! Our eight girls have become sisters, as Romanian International Adoptions remain closed.
Donations have come in so many ways…hand sewn quilts, pillowcases, sewing kits wrapped in beautiful material, hygiene necessities of soap, shampoo, tooth bushes to nail clippers and tweezers, school supplies, reading glasses and of course the endless sock dolls made with love by so many!!! We figured over 800 sock dolls found their way into loving and grateful hands.
My annual visit last June 2012, brought a dedicated American doctor and EMT’s who treated over 200 patients providing three medical clinics and outreach care to many indigent families. All of the medicines provided were donated by local doctors and practices here in the U.S. Every day the team played hard with the girls and were always left exhausted, with the girls having energy to spare!
Our girl’s are having a special year with our Intern Andrea. Andrea has grown up with the girls and she is looked upon as their big sister. Her commitment of a year to guide our girl’s into their tween years has proven successful. All, the girl’s are finding their individual skills, whether it be art, singing, playing an instrument or athletically. Their English has vastly improved, which makes it more fun not to have the assistance of a translator.
All are doing well in school with some of our girl’s excelling in Math and writing. The girls will again join Andrea and me during our Agape Outreach to families in need and the elderly. They are learning the true lesson of giving to others, as others have done for them. It is delightful to watch give of themselves.
The development of a relationship with two Roma villages continues to grow. The current discussion is to have our girl’s assist in teaching the village classes on how to brush their teeth. Attendance the last time was over sixty people of all ages. The other prevention education classes will be on parasite/lice prevention and treatment choices. 200 new toothbrushes and toothpastes and 50 Lice treatment shampoo will be bought, thanks to your donations.
I will return this June to continue to support the development of these precious young girls who I held as infants through your support. Assisting with the girl’s individual needs and the group as a whole can be a busy task! However, meeting, educating and supporting our wonderful staff is rewarding and critical.
I can never thank you enough or somehow have you see the difference your contributions have made to so many lives. This year checks can be made out directly to me and I will be sign the checks directly to R.E.M.M. for Casa Joseph.
Checks can be mailed to: Jo Davidson: 98 Wright Road, Hollis, N.H. 03049 or you can email me at: [email protected]
Remember 100% of your donations are directly used.