Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu, and Yunnan provinces. We provide financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, we provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle
More than one month has passed since the 2016 Summer Camp ended, but the children’s smiles and goofy faces are still vivid in my mind. Having Cindy's family join us at the camp from Canada opened the eyes of the rural children. It was the first time that the kids saw a map of Canada, understood the Canadian lifestyle, tasted Canadian candy, and even got gifts from Canada…
During those few days of camp, Aunt Cindy learned that some kids did not have a change of clothes; some didn't even have extra underwear and socks. Because of time constraints, Aunt Cindy could not personally purchase clothing for the children, but she entrusted the staff to buy the right clothes for the kids.
Yi Hong and Yi Xia lost their mother when they were young children and were taken care of by their grandmother. Because the family was poor and the grandmother was thrifty, the kids had few clothes. Because the kids were attending summer camp, the father bought clothes for the two kids especially for the occasion. Aunt Cindy found out that Yi Xia is a girl who would like to be pretty, but she did not have an extra change of clothes. So she asked us to buy two more sets of clothing for Yi Xia.
Giving Yi Xia a long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings, and Yi Hong a set of sweaters and pair of trousers.
Before I thought I was very good at buying clothes for kids, but this time I found out that buying clothes for a ten-year-old is very hard. Maybe it’s because I could not find the correct store. I finally bought a long sleeved t-shirt, socks, and some underwear for Xi Hong, which he could wear in autumn.
All of the clothes for the four kids above costed 500 RMB ($75 USD). They were paid for by Aunt Cindy and selected by Aunt Guan. The kids were very surprised and overjoyed when they received the clothes. Hopefully, they will feel warm this autumn, grow up healthy and happy, and remember the Aunts and Uncles who lovingly took care of them.
Original article written by Guan Ying, translated by Jimmy Shong, and edited by Yanyan Zhang and Carolyn D.
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