Fundraiser gives Chinese orphans better quality of life

By Kelly McCarthy

June 11, 2014 Updated Jun 11, 2014 at 6:48 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at All Saints in Endicott are getting ready for this weekend's garage sale, where all proceeds go to help Chinese orphans receive better childcare.

Chinese Cultural Clubs from Union-Endicott and Vestal high schools joined the students at All Saints to raise awareness for the campaign, called Half the Sky, China Care Foundation.

Vestal School Board President Kim Myers was there to tell students her story about adopting two children from China.

Her youngest, 6 year-old Annie Kate, is a student at All Saints and was adopted through the Half the Sky foundation.

"Our daughter, Annie, was there for three years and eight months and she had the same caregiver the entire time she was there," Myers said, "along with a memory life book of her with this caretaker for the first three years and eight months before she joined our family."

Myers said she saw the benefits from the work Half the Sky Foundation does first-hand.

"She was well cared for, so she could attach and she could accept love," Myers said, "and she's just as normal as any other 6-year-old running around today."

Half the Sky Foundation gives Chinese orphanages training and better resources to care for all of the children.

The garage sale fundraiser will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the All Saints school in Endicott. All profits will go directly to the Half the Sky Foundation.

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