Thursday, February 12, 2009

If You Can Help...

My cousin is attempting to adopt two children from an orphanage in Haiti. One of the heartbreaking discoveries she's made during the process is just how horrible quality of life is there, especially for unwanted children (it's actually considerably more complicated than "unwanted", but I'll leave that word in for this post). She's been raising money to improve conditions at the orphanage that has her children, including selling work on Etsy and auctioning off handmade Obama cards on eBay. She has a group on Facebook, if you'd like to lend a little moral support (just joining the group will help).

You can read more about their journeys on their blog, including a story about water filters that will save many lives.