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Half the Sky's 2013 Skoll Challenge Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

For more than 15 years, Half the Sky has worked to bring nurturing care into the lives of children living in China’s welfare institutions. Together with 1500 nannies, teachers, foster parents and support staff, we have strived to ensure that every orphaned child knows what it feels like to be loved.

Children like LongYu, who at three was found wandering and alone on the streets of Chengdu. When brought to our Half the Sky center, she did not speak. She would not let anybody touch her. She constantly scratched at her arms and legs. Her new caregivers applied soothing ointments and tried to comfort her, but she would not be held. When a teacher or a child in our preschool approached LongYu, she reached out to scratch them. LongYu entered our Family Village where her new mama observed her closely. Whenever LongYu reached out to scratch, she gently but firmly turned the scratch into a handshake and said, “I want to hold you and love you, my little LongYu, but I will wait for you to be ready.” It took a year, but those scratches turned into caresses, and then into hugs and smiles. Today, at six, LongYu’s teachers call her their “Sunshine Girl.”

Before Half the Sky, a child like LongYu would have spent her days huddled in corners or tied to a potty chair. Without stimulation, without hugs, and certainly without love. Please help us help more children like LongYu become the Sunshine Girls they were born to be.

$441

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan

    $91

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jean Katz

    $150

  • Brandenstein Family

    $100

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The Team: $128,934 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

OneSky for all children

Amount Raised

$99,558

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Berkeley High China Care Club

Amount Raised

$9,055

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sarah Cramer

Amount Raised

$3,710

 

124% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Team HTS Chicago

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

26% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Team HTS SoCal

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

14% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Team HTS Bay Area

Amount Raised

$1,845

 

28% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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Laney Allison

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

135% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Britt Ryan

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

115% Raised of $1,300 Goal

Donor Comments

Brandenstein Family

Brandenstein Family

DONATION: $100

In memory of Ruth, who loved her Chinese born grand daughters with all her heart. We will miss you Grandma! 5 years ago

Jean Katz

Jean Katz

DONATION: $150

Tribute to Miriam Zoe Heath Katz & Rose Patricia Heath Katz 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $91

To Honor my grandson Josiah who was adopted from China 5 years ago