Look what just arrived at our doorsteps! The 2014 CCAI Circle Newsletter is coming your way!!!
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Pictured Above: Joshua Zhong and Lily Nie, CCAI Co-Founders. Who said National Adoption Awareness Month can’t be fun??
SERVING ORPHANS, SAVING LIVES, GIVING HOPE AND SHARING LOVE. This is the mission of CCAI and the theme for CCAI’s Orphan Care Gala.
About 300 CCAI families, supporters, and guests packed the Summit Event Center in Aurora, CO this past Sunday night to help raise the much-needed funds to sponsor orphans in China, and support the seven Lily Orphan Care Centers that CCAI runs in China, along with our Haiti, Latvia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria efforts. All donations go directly towards hiring qualified caretakers, renovating facilities, purchasing rehab equipment and services, and providing high quality formula and medicine.
Our thanks go Sarah Ritz, the gala Co-Chair who spear-headed the massive effort together with Billy Wynn and Lori Bachman, as well as a dedicated volunteer army. We also want to express our gratitude to all families around the country for participating in the silent auction event through online bidding! Did you win what you wanted??
Our 2nd CCAI Orphan Care Gala was SO MUCH FUN and absolutely heart-warming to the nth degree!!! Thank you all of our families and friends who joined us both online and in person. We are still counting up the total amount raised for our life-changing initiatives, but all signs point to a very successful night!
We are endlessly grateful for all of the support shown, not only this weekend, but always. Your passion is life-changing in the most tangible way and we cannot thank you enough. ♥
Please visit our Facebook page to look through all of our photos! They are fantastic.
It is officially National Adoption Awareness Month!!!
Before the big day arrives, remember that CCAI’s Orphan Care ONLINE AUCTION will be going live alongside our 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala event on National Adoption Day! For all of our friends and families unable to attend this exciting event in person, remember to check out all of the incredible auction items we will have online, starting November 9th at 5:00 PM MST!
A direct link to the auction room will be available on Thursday on our website! Get those clicking fingers ready and help support some amazing orphan care initiatives!
CCAI had a team of trainers take off for China last Wednesday to spend some quality time with all of the older orphans, including those who are anxiously preparing for their 5-week-long visit to the US to help ensure a smoother transition and a more positive experience during their hosting trip this winter! The team gave the kids plenty of good (and sometimes humorous) tips on “surviving the USA” and answered many of their questions; like, “what if I don’t like their food?,” and, “Is it easy to make friends?”
The team also had a great time teaching the kids and chaperons some English words and worked with them on some fun art projects. Everyone had an absolute blast; anxiously looking forward to their first ever visit to America!
It’s our FINAL DAY to sign up to host an orphan from CHINA this holiday season. There are still 9 children who are still waiting and, of the remaining children, the situation is critical… one boy is in a wheelchair, two girls have Downs Syndrome, and two boys are 13 years old, about to age out and will no longer be eligible for adoption in a year! This winter hosting is a critical opportunity for these 9 remaining children!
Please consider opening your home this winter to an orphan from China. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give a child a chance to see the world and just be a kid! Our winter dates are December 16-January 15.
If you cannot host, you can still help make it possible for ONE more child to be hosted! Your tax deductible donation towards a HOSTING GRANT will help guarantee that at least ONE more orphan is here for Christmas and the life-changing opportunity to experience the wonders of the world.
Today is the day to make a decision! If you are unable to host but willing to help an orphan from China be hosted by placing a host grant, please let us know as soon as possible today (email@example.com)!
Our Latvia and Ukraine hosting programs are closing applications in just under TWO WEEKS! Please consider hosting a child from Latvia or Ukraine this winter!
Please SHARE this post if you can. Several of these wonderful children also have generous HOSTING GRANTS, which makes hosting more affordable and possible for host families!
While we have many children hosted already, there are still over 70+ children still waiting to be hosted. We ask you to please consider opening your heart and home to an orphan over the holidays (children will be visiting from mid-December to mid-January). Giving the gift of family to a child over the holidays may be the most precious gift that you ever give!
Won’t you PLEASE consider hosting a child from China this winter? Registration closes on October 13th!
Several of these wonderful children also have generous hosting grants, which makes hosting more affordable and possible for host families!
17 families are making the difference in the lives of 17 children through hosting this winter! However, 14 children are still waiting to be hosted – please do not leave these children behind! We ask you to please consider opening your heart and home to an orphan over the holidays (children will be visiting from mid-December to mid-January). Giving the gift of family to a child over the holidays may be the most precious gift that you ever give!
We’re now just one month out from our 2nd Annual CCAI Orphan Care Gala! Have you bought your tickets yet? What better reason to take the family out for a night of fun than to help support some great orphan care initiatives? Join us NOVEMBER 9TH for heart-warming stories and heart-pumping fun!
A Family Night to Support Orphans
November 9, 2014 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Summit Conference and Event Center
411 Sable Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Tickets $40/adult, $20/child
Children 3 and under – Free
Guest Speakers | Silent Auction | Live Auction | Photobooth | Balloon Animals | Family Fun | Too Many Other Things To List!
Thousands of older orphans in Latvia and Ukraine grow up without experiencing the love and care of a family. Together with CCAI and Project One Forty Three, you can change that!
Project One Forty Three conducts 4-5 week summer (July-August) and winter (December-January) host programs for children from Latvia and Ukraine. This hosting program provides some of these orphans the precious opportunity to live in American homes and experience what it is like in a family for 4-5 weeks over the summer (typically July- August) or winter holiday (December-January). Hosting is an incredible opportunity for families with a heart for changing the life of an orphan. Without hosting, many of these orphans will age out and never experience the life changing love that a family provides.
CCAI is proud to be the oversight agency for Project One Forty Three. By hosting an older orphan you will fulfill your dream of impacting a child’s life and leaving a permanent mark of love on a precious child. Hosting is a great opportunity to invest your time, energy, and money on a human life, who otherwise may never know his or her true value.
For more information on the upcoming Winter Host Program for Latvia and Ukraine and to learn more about the children waiting to be hosted, or to apply to host, please visit the Project 143 website at http://www.p143.org/host/host-program!