Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome Amy!

Please help Project TLC welcome Amy Patterson as our new intern! Amy is a graduate student in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington and mother of a beautiful young girl with Down Syndrome. She shares our passion and love for individuals with disabilities. She is a fantastic asset to our team!

Project TLC was never ever intended to be just another organization that ships diapers and formula to orphanages. There is a need for that, but we know firsthand that the children those things and more

Project TLC is pleased to have been able to distribute donations of diapers, hygenic supplies, cleaning supplies, school supplies and more. We are overjoyed that we were able to replace some drafty windows and help the children stay warmer this winter. You helped us to accomplish these things! We hope to continue! We thank you heartily!

But now, how do we truly improve the lives of these children? We would like to turn our attention to the intangible ways of making a difference. Things like eye contact, tender words, loving touch, stable relationships. Ask a parent of a post-institutionalized child what a difference those things could have made in the life child. It's huge.

Amy is already hard at work with us! We are building frameworks for new programs, researching existing ones, making connections and strategic partnerships. Although things seem quiet on the surface, we are paddling furiously under the water. 

There is much work to do, much information to wade through, and many children who are presently suffering. Won't you please pray that God would continue to bless our efforts and keep connecting us with the right people to get this job done?


Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Windows!

We received word recently that the new energy efficient windows for the mental institution have been installed! We were sent some wonderful photos, too. Take a look:

Here you see one side of one wing of the building. We took this photo in November. You will notice that there are a few newer windows already installed, the white ones. The brown windows are around 60 years old.

The brown wooden windows are rotted and missing pieces here and there. We were told that some of the windows we replaced were literally falling out of the building.

Here are the beautiful new windows delivered and waiting for installation.

First things first. Demolition! The children in this room were moved to a different area for the day.

That is a BIG window! Those are some thick concrete walls!

Fitting the beautiful new windows.

Proud of a job well done!
As the job was being finished, some brutally cold weather set in, record breaking cold weather. These windows were installed just in time. There is some concrete work that would have to wait until warmer weather. 

Thank you for partnering with Project TLC to help the bedridden and disabled orphans to stay warm this winter.