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☆ Liddle Kidz Foundation ☆ Outreach to the Philippines 2016

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Rachel Speranza

THE STORY:

My Impact...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                              As a Licensed Massage Therapist, it is an extreme honor and privilege to be able to utilize my chosen profession to create an impact on global youth. It will be my second time traveling with Liddle Kidz Foundation to do so. Our last trip in 2012 to Vietnam proved to be an experience of a lifetime. Our team was able to create a sustainable impact by not only providing pediatric massage and nurturing touch to underserved children, but buy also training their caregivers the techniques to carry on this essential work. Our team’s journey was documented in a video that gives you an inside look at how many lives we touched. The video is highlighted in the box to the left, as well as pictures of me working with children and caregivers in these orphanages and institutional settings. Also, to learn more about me click on my mini cover photo making a heart.

Liddle Kidz Foundation’s Global Outreach Philippines 2016

Alongside a team of 29 other dedicated professionals, we will travel to three major cities in the Philippines for three weeks in January. This team was selected from 3,219 applicants and is a mix of massage therapists, physical therapists, child life specialists and occupational therapists.  We will be working with children affected by a variety of emotional and physical healthcare needs. We will travel to orphanages, hospitals and special healthcare settings, as well as other various care settings. We will also work with those who suffer from emotional trauma and have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan of 2013 and have been forced to take shelter on the street. Our team will strive to help each child feel valued, as well as provide education and training to the caregivers in these settings in order to make this work sustainable.

Why Nurturing Touch for Children is Important

As adults, many of us are familiar with the incredible benefits of massage and therapeutic touch. For children, these benefits are similar, BUT one of the most important benefits that children receive from nurturing touch is that of sensory integration. Sensory integration is the ability to organize all the feedback received from the five senses in the brain. It is known that sensory integration can improve a child’s ability to concentrate, learn, think abstractly, as well as develop his or her motor skills and self esteem. Touch is a major part of this process and provides a child with a chance to grow into a happy and healthy adult. The need for touch can be vastly greater for those children who may have illness, disease or special need. When these children are living in an institutional setting such as an orphanage, their physical needs are immediate and are often met with urgency. However, their emotional needs and personalized attention are very often forgotten.

It is my hope and dream, to make a difference in our global community by continuing to bring personalized care to those who are less fortunate, especially our youth.  If we can provide just an iota of emotional, developmental, and essential care to children that are often forgotten in institutional settings, we are helping shape our tomorrow. These children are our tomorrow.

Please help me and my team make this difference. No donation is to small. The Liddle Kidz Foundation is a 501c3, non profit. Your donation is tax deductible. If your employer participates in a matching gift opportunity, please explore. If you have any fundraising ideas, please pass them along as well as share this, post on Facebook. I am grateful for any and all help.

 

LIDDLE KIDZ FOUNDATION'S MISSION...

Children, families and healthcare staff will receive a sustainable program provided by the Liddle Kidz Foundation! Volunteer professionals will travel to the Philippines to provide hands-on pediatric massage & nurturing touch for infants and children, some of which have special healthcare needs. We will also teach caregivers and staff to continue providing such care after we return home. This work will involve using hands-on techniques, playing games and telling massage stories. Translated curriculum and materials will be provided by the renowned leader in pediatric healthcare education, the Liddle Kidz Foundation.

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$3,598

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fran Leist

    $50

  • Marcia Lane

    $100

  • HEATHER SPERANZA

    $25

  • Susan Knapp

    $25

  • Janey W.

    $25

  • Michel Caron

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carly Cass

    $150

  • Tom & Evie

    $150

  • Rick James

    $400

  • The Bocian Family

     

  • Dale Pratt

    $55

  • MaryAnn

    $40

  • Fran

    $40

  • Jennifer Bocian

     

  • One love!!

    $100

  • Global Touch Bracelets

    $265

  • Grace Drusinsky

    $120

  • Sandy Salz

    $100

  • Saramy Enterprises Inc. (acupuncture)

    $120

  • Tina Allen

    $20

  • RDS

    $500

  • Work of Heart Yogathon

    $213

  • Global Touch Bracelets

    $400

  • Jill Hagan

    $25

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103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $81,717 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kerri Padgett

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$5,780

 

145% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Jakki Bosco

Amount Raised

$5,220

 

100% Raised of $5,200 Goal

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Amy Hagerstrom

Amount Raised

$5,075

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Ka'anohiokala Pe'a

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jessica Barbosa

Amount Raised

$4,371

 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Ashley Sahota

Amount Raised

$3,729

 

99% Raised of $3,750 Goal

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Rachel Speranza

Amount Raised

$3,598

 

103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Karen Dickson

Amount Raised

$3,546

 

89% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jill Hagan

Jill Hagan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Global Touch Bracelets

Global Touch Bracelets

DONATION: $400

2 years ago

Work of Heart Yogathon

Work of Heart Yogathon

DONATION: $213

2 years ago

Sandy Salz

Sandy Salz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Saramy Enterprises Inc. (acupuncture)

Saramy Enterprises Inc. (acupuncture)

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Tina Allen

Tina Allen

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

RDS

RDS

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Grace Drusinsky

Grace Drusinsky

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Global Touch Bracelets

Global Touch Bracelets

DONATION: $265

2 years ago

One love!!

One love!!

DONATION: $100

2 years ago