I don’t normally use my blog for causes, but I think this is a good one…
North East India Project has recently partnered with Smile Train; a non profit helping children with cleft palates. NEIP has recently sent two children in India, Alum and Tsuti, to a Smile Train doctor who has performed the first part of their cleft palate surgery; closing up the palate. Their second and final surgery, fixing their upper lip, will most likely be in 4-6 weeks, and will provide them with a new smile. The Smile Train doctor is located in Shillong, Meghalaya, which is over 300 miles from the children’s village. Word is beginning to spread around the state of Nagaland, and NEIP is already receiving more requests to help other children…
THEY NEED YOUR HELP
We want to raise $1000.00 by the end of March to help pay for the travel expenses and surgeries, as well as help kick start NEIP for the next kids who are coming their way.
I have personally asked 250 people to contribute $4.00 each, which will help us reach our goal. As of today, we have made it half way to the goal. I’m not asking for your life savings… I’m asking for $4.00……..
$4.00 is about the price of a cup of coffee at Starbucks, so if you’re a big coffee fan, I’m asking you to sacrifice one single cup this week and help these children out.
$4.00 is about the price of a Blockbuster movie rental. If you regularly rent movies, I’m asking you to sacrifice a movie this week, and help these children out instead.
$4.00 is about half the price of an appetizer at a restaurant these days. I’m asking you to sacrifice the appetizer next time out and help these children out.
Where can you save $4.00?
If you know of others who would like to help out, please email this posting to them (see link at bottom). The more we are able to raise, the more children we can help.
Here is a link that will give you much more information as well as photos!
http://www.theindiaproject.com/fundraiser/cleft.shtml or to donate, go to http://www.theindiaproject.com/support