Over 2011, the funds raised by Hairy Crab Charities have continued with our mission of helping kids who really need help.
Over the last year, our primary efforts have focused on three programs:
Half The Sky and China Care: Hairy Crab Charities funded a portion of the China Care facility in Beijing. This facility takes in kids from orphanages all over China and cares for them both before and after they have critical surgeries. Well trained nurses and care givers take care of the kids while they prep for surgeries. They also look after the kids after surgeries and make sure they are well before they go back to the orphanages or before they are adopted. Our donation funded the operations of a portion of the facility and helped to buy some needed equipment. For more information on this program, please have a look at: www.chinacare.org
Half The Sky Luoyang Infant Nurture program: Hairy Crab Charities funded the set up and operations of an Infant Nurture Program associated with orphanages in Luoyang, China. Half the Sky has done an amazing job of building and sustaining well run orphanages all around China. As a next step, the organizers got the permission of the Chinese authorities to set up a nurturing program for the orphans so that they can learn and function well as they enter mainstream society. Nurses, teachers and caregivers all provide a nurturing environment that will help the children get ready for life. For more information on this program, please have a look at www.halfthesky.org.
Heart To Heart Shanghai. Hairy Crab Charities funded critical surgeries for 4 critically ill children whose families would not have otherwise been able to afford the surgeries. Heart to Heart cares for the children pre and post surgery and offers critically ill children a chance at survival. For more information on this great group, have a look at: www.heart2heartshanghai.net
The 2011 Crab was a great event and we raised over RMB300,000. We will work hard to make sure that these funds help kids who would like not be able to get help elsewhere.