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Got Formula?

Can you imagine trying to feed your newborn, and knowing that you did not have the right formula? Can you imagine knowing that all you needed was different formula that would help them thrive, but there was no way that you could get it?

For many of the orphans in China that are being cared for through our Orphanage Assistance program, that is a reality for their caregivers. The specialized formula made for preemies and babies that are not tolerating regular formula is not readily available. The result is that the babies do not gain enough weight, and in some cases do not grow big enough to get the life-saving surgeries that they may need.

From May 15 through the 31st, you can help make a life-saving change for some of these beautiful babies.

For these next two weeks, we are trying to raise money to purchase the specialized formula that these babies need. As a mom to kids that needed lactose-free and soy formula because of their sensitive bellies, I feel so strongly how important this is. It’s impossible to imagine not having access to the right formula to help my baby grow and thrive. These orphaned children in China are extra special, though. They have no parents to advocate for them–that’s OUR job.  Please consider donating to this very important fund so that this very necessary formula can be readily available.

No donation is too small! For just $5, we can buy a can of standard formula. A donation of $10 will buy a bottle of vitamins. $15 will buy a can of preemie formula. $100 will buy a case of standard formula, and a generous donation of $200 will buy a case of specialized formula for preemies and medically fragile babies.

Our goal is to raise $2,000 in these two weeks. Wouldn’t it be AMAZING if we could exceed that?  Please visit our Formula Fundraiser page to help us help these precious babies!

Amy Dinello is the Fundraising Coordinator for the Orphanage Assistance program. She and her husband have been happily married for 14 years and have six children ranging in age from 2 to 11 years old. Two of her children were adopted from the special needs program in China. Visitors are welcome at Amy’s blog at www.lotsokidz.blogspot.com.

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