Since the beginning of 2009, enrollment in our formula project has steadily increased. In previous years, our average monthly enrollment hovered around 50-60 children, but now we average around 100 infants in the project.
The numbers sadden us, for behind each of them is the life of a child who has suffered what no child should ever suffer ¡ª the loss of his or her family. The orphanages enrolled in our formula project depend on New Day Foster Home to provide them with nutritious and high-quality infant formula for the children in their care. We remain committed to providing our partner orphanages with the formula they need for all of their infants under one, but with the increased enrollment, we need your help to make that possible now more than ever.
Infant formula is the foster home¡¯s single greatest supply need. Each child in our formula project needs 8 bags of formula powder each month, so we use over 1,000 bags every month. Over the course of a year, we spend about 2,900 RMB ($425 USD) per child on formula.
As enrollment in the projects has increased, so has our need to form partnerships with individuals and organizations to meet this need. You can help by:
While we certainly accept donations of formula, shipping it to us is not a cost-effective way to meet our formula needs. International shipping is very expensive, and we can make your donation go much further if you allow us to purchase high-quality formula in China. We only use formula manufactured by internationally-respected companies, and we feel confident that the product we buy in-country fully meets the nutritional needs of our children.
If you have questions or want more information, please contact Carrie McKean at email@example.com.