THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Starfish Cleft Palate Home...A Leap of Faith



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 part of a woman's prayer group, or work with a youth group, perhaps you would consider having your group sponsor one child for a year.

If you are willing to come forward as a sponsor family or group, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at timnkim@gmail.com

A new blog is being created for the home and we will have all of the details to you soon. But we need sponsors quickly, because these children are being released to Amanda in a couple of days if we can get everything together.

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.

14 families have come forward to sponsor children...thank you!

5 out of the 12 children are completely sponsored.

18 comments:

~verna said...

Sending out an email to our travel Groups. Can people sponsor for less money? Maybe even half sponsors? Post to let us know. Thanks.

Steffie B. said...

I can't wait to see who Amanda will give us so we can pray over this child and help take care of him/her. I have been waiting for an opportunity like this. And the fact that I thought for sure we would be matched with a CL/CP baby, I began to do research....this is God's way of telling me that this is my CL/CP baby......let me know how the check needs to handled. If Amanda wants 1 huge payment or would prefer 12 months worth.....love you girl.....

Hugs,
Steffie

Gail said...

I'll be emailing you Kimberley and would love as a family to help out. Also I'd be happy to do a post on my blog about this and link back to you. I'm getting ready to write our family story for the No Hands But Ours blog and that will be another post.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

I have posted on my blog. Please let me know what else I can do to help! Praying that God will give Amanda the strength and resources she needs to care for these sweeties until they are in their mamma's arms! Bless you Kimberley for they many ways you are always trying to help others! I REALLY wish one of these babies could come to your loving arms. How blessed Sophia Jane will be!!!!

Love,
Robin

Marla said...

I would love to help! I will email you now...

Holly said...

Oh I wish we could do more. We have already committed to one young girl in Sri Lanka through Orphan's Tear! Love them too.
This just tugs at my heartstrings.
We would like to sponsor $25 a month. God is faithful and He will provide...can't wait to see it all come together and little lives being changed!
Let me know where to go to make the donation.
Blessings,
Holly

Christine said...

What a wonderful opportunity to give. I will see what we can do.

Tammy said...

Thanks for getting this out. We plan to donate and I'll add this to my blog.

lindanuts said...

Kim, my dh and I would like to help. Can you contact us with the necessary info?

Lori said...

Wow, that is awesome news Kimberley...you are doing so much good. :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh how awesome that families have already come forward! I am praying for more!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Kimberley, this makes my heart smile.... God is so faithful and I am so excited to see how many families are already coming forward.
I am praying!!!!!!

Dita said...

Count us in. I will email you for the details. Great post, along with Gail's and Robin's! Thank you.

Tracy and Bob said...

Hello, I will be sending you an email in a little bit but of course my husband and I want to sponser a child and definitely could do more the $25.00 a month.

Thank you for putting this here.

jolene said...

Kim can you email me I would like to put a chip in button for this auction and then the money goes right to you......

jolene@chinapatterns2005.com

redmaryjanes said...

For everyone:
I do not accept money for Starfish, there is a Starfish donation button on my sidebar that takes you to the Starfish Groundspring site and there you can make contributions if you would like to make a one time donation. If you would like to sign up as a sponsor, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.
Thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and caring for these babies.

Margaret M said...

I just sent you an email as we would love to help with this wonderful cause. It really touches my heart!

quilt'n mama said...

I sent you an email, we want to sponsor one of the little guys...
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