November 5, 2009

Operation China Warm- Up

I want to get the word out on something that Kay Bratt has offered to do. Seeing first hand the importance of helping children stay warm in China, I think this is a great idea.

(Picture of Josie taken sometime in 2007)

Taken directly from Kay's blog...

"Most of us do not have to worry about our children staying warm this winter. However, now that the temps are beginning to drop, my mind is constantly straying back to those many winter days I spent walking through the rows of babies in the orphanage– babies who were dressed in three layers of clothes and then strapped down in their cribs with no ability to move, roll over or work the numb muscles. Sound sad? Yes– it does but it is true. One need I remember having each year was for warm sweaters for the infants, toddlers and other children.

If you would like to pick up a sweater or two (gently used would be fine too) and mail it to Kay, she will be sending off a box of sweaters to two orphanages. She cannot say which, as one was the orphanage she wrote about in Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage.

Please only send sweaters with buttons or zippers, as these are the most convenient for the orphanage ayis to use. Size 6 month and larger needed. You can email her at for the address to mail your donation to.


Karin said...

That is a great idea! :) So heartbreaking to think about how the children suffer during the winter.

Rhonda said...

THis is awesome! We were told that the babies in my daughter's orphanage would be taken outside all day long during the winter b/c the sunshine was warmer than it was inside with NO HEAT! Imagine! Imagine night-time! Horrors! Kills me. And to this day, if she gets the least bit chilled, she goes to shivering like no other and I think it has to do with what she survived there. Kudos to your friend! I will contact her.

Thanks, Kim! Can't wait to see all the creativity you come up with during the holidays!

Mike and Barb said...

Just gotta love your heart of gold, Kim!!
Love, Barb

Kay Bratt said...

Thank you, Kim. You are always there to spread the word or plant a seed!