Photo in my flickr stream here.
Every time Dr. Hendrie travels back from Cambodia, we had a special briefing meeting for the Sharing Foundation volunteers and board members. We had that meeting over the weekend and Dr. Hendrie, had almost literally, just stepped off the plane.
The Sharing Foundation accomplishes so much! There's so much to write about .. so I'll be blogging about it over the next few weeks. I did want to report on how we're beginning to put the generous dollars you all contributed (matched by Yahoo) to work. Dr. Hendrie passed around this photo of the 600 kids who now will be able to attend school because they have school uniforms.
As many of you know, the Sharing Foundation won the Yahoo/Network for Good Charity Badge contest at the end of 2006. The blog campaign raised $49,000 which was matched by Yahoo. I wrote quite a bit about TSF's sewing program and how the sewing girls in this program (like Sina) make the uniforms for poor and disadvantaged children. I just wanted to close to the loop and show the first batch of uniforms delivered for 2007!
It's been a horrible start to the week and that photo of the kids smiling, ready for school, ready to make a better life for themselves makes me a whole lot less grumpy!