Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CWDkids Care Contest Runner-up

Runner-up: 11 Year old Katherine (Katie), from Sheffield, VT

Katie is helping Shadow of His Wings, an orphanage for abused children of Guatemala. (Katie is featured on the right, with her friend Marta who she met in Guatemala). She heard of their good work and wanted to help, so she raised money and collected donations of clothing, art supplies, shampoo, lip balm, and reading glasses (396 pairs!). With the money and donations she collected, Katie was able to make a humanitarian trip to Guatemala with her father and sister to help with the construction of a new home at the orphanage.

Katie not only gave of her physical energy in Guatemala, she was able to to interact at a personal level with the people there. With some of the money she raised, she purchased food and distributed food baskets to needy people in the community. She interacted one-on-one with the children, playing games and working on art projects together. Through her perseverant work in the heat, she showed love and compassion to a community with needs, and to many young girls who have been neglected.

CWDkids has made a donation to Shadow of His Wings Orphanage on behalf of Katie.

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