Thursday, July 03, 2008

Time to Show Some Love

I received an email from the great folks at AHOPE this morning. For any of you not in the know, that is an HIV+ orphanage in Ethiopia. They were the first to receive antiretroviral drugs for children in the country through Dr. Jane Aronson and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO). They are also facilitating the first international adoptions of HIV+ children through Adoption Advocates International (AAI). What it really comes down to is that these people, both in the US and Ethiopia, are doing some amazing work. Will and I had the pleasure of visiting AHOPE when we traveled to Addis to bring Grace home a little over 2 years ago. The children are vibrant, and obviously well loved and taken care of.

There are many ways to give to AHOPE, but there is a brand new one that is super easy, and even helps get the word out to those around you. They are selling T-shirts. The logo is simple, but is definitely likely to be a conversation starter. Even if you are not a person that feels equipped to take on a child through adoption, know that you could make a difference for many children, for less than $25 and a few minutes of conversation. I think most of us can do that. So, click on the box below, or over there on my sidebar, and let's show some love to these very deserving kiddos. OK Peeps?!?!?!?!


4 comments:

patjrsmom said...

Super tip, Blaine! Putting it in my Google reader right now!

God Bless,
Jane

Christy said...

glad you are back! I had given up hope that you werent bloggin anymore. :( The kids look great, way to go Kayla and yes you SHOULD get an award for getting her to the pool at 6am during the summer! ;)

Eileen said...

So great to be catching up on news of old friends... this blogging thing is so great! Please say hi to Wil for me. With love, Eileen

Susy Q said...

What a great cause! I'm very passionate about AHOPE b/c of my Sweet Dreams Project, and I'm excited to see every effort made on their behalf!