Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trip To Romania With Donations....

As most of you know, we go to Romania once a year and use your donations to buy food and supplies for street orphans living on the streets of Bucharest.  All airfare and hotel expenses are paid for by Green Fairy Quilts, we always use 100% of your donations in Bucharest for necessary supplies.  Clint decided to take his younger brother with him for our trip in February.  We had the airfare tickets purchased and hotels booked, but as the time approached for Clint to leave, he began having a very uneasy feeling about the trip.  About a week before departure, the US government issued a travel warning for all Americans traveling to Europe, as threats against foreigners seemed to be rising in the area.  Clint prayed for guidance and was so sick to his stomach about leaving, he made the difficult decision to cancel the trip.  However, we were successfully able to transfer your donations to our highly trusted contact in Bucharest, Gica.  Gica and his daughter were able to buy large amounts of food and deliver them to street orphans and families living on the cold streets of Bucharest.  We have many pictures from Gica, and we'd like to share some of them with you below.  We will continue to accept your generous donations and will continue planning on an annual trip to Romania

 Purchasing the food at the Bucharest market.
 Gica and his daugher.

 The food bagged up and ready for delivery!
 Happy children who will be eating a little better for a few days!
 When orphans become teenagers, they are kicked out of orphanages and begin living on the streets together.

 Most live in make-shift homes they've made out of scraps and garbage.  Most are the size of a small bedroom, and they have a stone block wired into the wall to help keep themselves warm.

Others have quilts hanging on the walls from previous trips to help insulate themselves.  We have been able to help more and more people every year thanks to your generous donations.

If you'd like to donate towards our cause, please click the "Donate" button on our charity page.  Thank you everyone!!


Helen L said...

I'm glad Clint listened to the Spirit and didn't go. So glad to see where the donations are going. It's so easy to add a little when buying from you. It made me cry when I read that the teenagers are kicked out of the orphanages. Thank you for doing what you do and enabling us to help too. Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Rike Busch said...

A really great way to help the people! Thank you for your engagement!
Greetings, Rike

Carmen y Prady said...

Felicidades por esa maravillosa labor que haceis. Gracias a vuestro esfuerzo muchos niƱos pueden vivir un poquito mejor.
Un beso muy fuerte

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
These are great photos. So nice to see this money go to such a good cause. God Bless you dear.
Your prices at your webshop are always incredible, so I try to give every time I buy (which is a lot)
Best wishes to all of you.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

How very lovely and generous of you both and I am pleased that your donations were still able to get to the right place!

Dondi Murdock said...

This makes me want to donate more during this year. We are so very blessed here in the US. Even our poor live far better than almost anywhere else in the world. I lived in China for a year while we taught with the BYU China Teachers program. The poverty there was so sad. We left our comfortable home in the US but when we came home we saw that it really was a palace.

QuiltShopGal said...

Very special. I'm glad you stayed home, given the warning that has been issued, and delighted you found a way to still deliver things to the kids and those in need. Big virtual hug


wolfiestitchin said...

Thank heaven you both stayed at home and I think that you and your husband must have the most kind and generous souls to do what you are doing <3

Michele said...

Unfortunately this happens to teens in Vietnam and China too, where both of my kids are from, so I so understand how heartbreaking this is. I applaud both of you for continuing to make an important different in the lives of these children.

Auntie Pami said...

I wish there was a way to break the cycle of poverty for them. I'm glad to help when I order, but it seems such a tiny bit.