Small World

by mssinglemama on November 10, 2009

Remember this?

Now read this:

Katherine,

Did you get the package? If not, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer.

A

Hi Alaina,

Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount of earrings you sent. I have attached some photos of some of our girls with their earrings.

single moms in thailand

A few of them haven’t got their ears pierced so now they are desperate to go and get it done asap! They have said if they have no time to go to the piercing place they would like to do it themselves. Yikes! Ouch!

Single Moms Thailand

I explained to them what the leaf represents and told them a little bit about your story from what I have read on your blog. They were overwhelmed that a single mother, just like them, would like to help them and bless them. So a big THANK YOU from them to you!!

Thank you also for the diapers! The children loved the diapers you sent and it was such a cute time to take photos! I was explaining to the girls about the pull ups to use when toilet training because we cannot afford those types here so they were excited learning about how we westerners use them.

Diaper fun

They couldn’t figure out why the plastic tabs weren’t on the front of the diapers! Hehe The women just loved the pictures on the diapers and so did the kids! One of our boys just started walking on Sunday and you can see his excitement playing outside and then running towards me… then ooops… he remembers he only just started walking and falls over. Very very cute!

So we have many earrings left with us here which is great. I gave a pair to our staff and they were thankful and we look forward to giving them to all the new girls that come through our home and our projects. It is great to share your story with them and let them know they are not alone and that there are single mother’s all around the world being conquerors and living their lives abundantly!

Thank you again so much for your blog and your generous donation. I hope your new job is working out well and I look forward to keeping up with you and your life through your blog.

Blessings all the way from Thailand,

Katherine

Seeing these beautiful, smiling faces absolutely made my day.

And that won’t be the last package they get from us. Now I’m also dreaming up ways to get him an international and virtual Pen Pal. What a way to show him the world at an early age…

Thanks to all of you – by purchasing all of those new leaf necklaces you helped to make that donation possible.

Take my lead and spread the love to single mamas the world over. Start with the ministry in Thailand – here’s the address:

Katherine Moss
C/O Refuge Ministries Thailand
199/247, Soi 7, Moo 2, Nong Jom, San Sai, Chiang Mai, 50210, THAILAND.

Or donate cash here. NOTE: Include the Project #J169 – Refuge Ministries Thailand in your donation. Contact Katherine directly if you would like to sponsor an individual mother and child. Her e-mail is: katherinemoss10-at-hotmail-dot-com.

Visit the Ministry website here.

P.S.

If you know of any other single mother non-profits, please leave the information and a link in the comments. I would like to do more, or at least set up a master list of links to the organizations.

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bad mummy November 10, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Check out this article about a program for impoverished single mums in Toronto: http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/newsfeatures/article/723464–porter-this-graduation-day-for-poor-single-mothers-could-be-last-of-its-kind

You and Benjamin should sign up for http://www.postcrossing.com. The Mook adores sending and receiving postcards and I enjoy getting mail that isn’t a bill!

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Andrea November 11, 2009 at 9:23 am

Thank you so much for sharing this! I just read through the website and am really interested in helping in some way.. I am going to e-mail them right away to inquire about placing an order.. I know a couple new babies and Christmas is coming!

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Abby Carter November 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

I am on the Board of an organization in Seattle called The Healing Center. They help bereaved kids who lave lost a parent and bereaved adults who have lost a spouse, so its pretty much an entire organization of single parents (with the exception of those few who have remarried).

Anyway, its a good place.

http://www.healingcenterseattle.org/

I love the ways you have found to help others Alaina.

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Aljolynn November 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

What a wonderful letter and cause – it’s so great you made such a gracious contribution. I know my friend Alanna is working with refugee women and children in Indonesia trying to help them find legtimate work rather than be sold into slavery or human trafficking. I think her organization is still waiting approval for the project but as soon as it hits the ground I’ll let you know – I’m sure this would be a great place to promote that cause.

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bridget November 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Alaina,
How did you ship to Thailand? I have some items to donate and would love to know how you shipped the items? (hopefully the least expensive way…)

Thanks!
bridget

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Ms. Single Mama November 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm

It was kind of expensive… but I mailed the package through the USPS. Pick light objects and light packing to help lower the cost. The address is above. The postal workers will help you out if you have questions.

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