From the New Day Africa website www.newdayafrica.org
What a delightful time we had yesterday at our Valentine Party for New Day Africa, making valentines for the children of the Green Door Orphanage in Songea, Tanzania. These are kids who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.
Christine Tapert, the “founding mother” of this organization brought such a treasure of art supplies that we were all giddy — especially us grownups.
My husband, Fr. Andrew, loves to cut & paste
A friend and I play with ribbons & “punchy letters”
The lives of these African children have been changed forever. And now the vision of a mom halfway across the world has changed their lives forever again. People with a common vision came together and brought their background and expertise. Partnerships were formed with NGO’s and interested donors. Now the children have a well, they’re getting needed medical care, a new orphanage is being built and a brand new group of children is being helped. Christine says, “Now I know what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
Christine Tapert, my new hero.
If you had to miss the party, there’s still a chance to help. Make a donation to New Day Africa www.newdayafrica.org/donate.html
in the amount of $20 or more by February 28. Then write to me at Katherine@KatherineGraceBond.com
and let me know. Send your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed copy of Legend of the Valentine
. Specify whether you prefer the hardcover (the complete version) or the board book (for kids under 5) .