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#GoodGiving Challenge for Unique Donors

posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:48 PM by Betty Cutts

We could win $2.000!
We need unique donors to our #GoodGivingGuide Challenge!
Don't miss this! 

We just heard that there is a special promotion starting today, December 11th.
The  #GoodGivingGuide nonprofit to acquire the MOST UNIQUE donors between 9 am EST on December 11 and ending at 5 pm EST on December 15 wins a cash donation to their leaderboard of $2000. 

WOW, that would carry us a long way toward of our goal of sponsoring 10 students in the Philippines. All we have to do is get a lot of people to give as little as ten dollars during the next five days. If you were  going to give during the campaign, now is the time to do it. 

Our #GoodGivingGuide donation page is https://www.bggives.org/blessinghands

Offer valid through December 15! Tell a friend!

Matt Jaycob is 5 years old and is in Kindergarten class. He has a brother who studies in the nearest public school and a sister who passed away when she was only 5 years old due to a rare illness. Matt Jaycob lives with his family of four in a small house that has no water connection. His family also lives with one more family. All in all, they are about ten living in one small house with no bedrooms. Matt Jaycob gets water from the nearest watering station which cost $.06 (USD) for 10 pails of water. The family would do this everyday since they need water for bathing, washing, cooking, and cleaning. Matt Jaycob's parents are hoping for a sponsor to support Matt's education.
 
You can sponsor him for $500 a year  Sponsor Matt 
You can spread the payments out  to give $42 monthly.

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Nov 23, 2017, 6:09 AM by Betty Cutts

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. 


Steve and Judah Hill with the Riversprings School Children

Support Filipino Children

I am getting excited about our GoodGiving Challenge especially our Hoops for Children events that will be at Lexington Chinese Christian Church and Morehead United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 2nd from 11 to 3 pm. I hope you will bring your children and help them get pledges from their friends and neighbors to do feats to raise money for sponsorship of our new children in Manila, Philippines.  You can even eat hotdogs for lunch there. 

We have been helping with a feeding program there for several years, but now we are actually sponsoring 10 children in a very poor area of Manila.

If you can't come that day, you can still do feats for pledges and give the money on our GoodGiving Fundraising page until December 31st.  Ellie my granddaughter did her feats early since she cannot come to  Hoops for Children. She raised $25 and had a lot of fun. She ran for a minute on our treadmill and enjoyed the basket toss.  

Ellie doing her feats

The giving page will not be alive until 9am on Tuesday, November 28th. Be one of the first to give online for the challenge this year. 

Amazon Smile on Black Friday

Just today I bought some stickers to use for Hoops for Children and got to enter Smile first before Amazon. That way a portion of what I spent went to Blessing Hands. Support us when you shop on Black  Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/20-4794276  and Amazon donates to Blessing Hands Inc. 

Volunteers Needed

Ellie and I made cookies for Hoops for Children
Ellie and I made cookies for 
Hoops for Children

We need volunteers for our Hoops for Children events. You can bake cookies, make signs, give door prizes, help the day of the event, spread the word and gather pledges yourself for feats your do to donate to Filipino children.
 Message us at this  email to tell us what you want to do. 
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#GoodGiving Challenge

posted Nov 15, 2017, 7:50 AM by Betty Cutts

JOIN US AT OUR HOOPS FOR CHILDREN EVENTS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND.

Blessing Hands
Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

We want to let you know how thankful we are for having you as a supporter. As Blessing Hands enters into our #GoodGiving Challenge, we invite you to support our new project to sponsor ten Filipino children's tuition in school.  By giving online to Blessing Hands during the #GoodGiving Challenge from Tuesday, November 28th until December 31st, you can change the world of ten students. 


With your help, we can spread our sponsorship program to the Philippines to help ten primary students in Riversprings School and extend our feeding program to more kids in the slums of Manila. 

Steve Hill with Riversprings School Children


Filipino kids love to play basketball.
Filipino kids love to play basketball.
Hoops for Children

Blessing Hands is hosting a fundraiser, Hoops for Children, to help kids in the Philippines go to school. Sign up your friends and neighbors to pledge donations for feats or dares you do such as running laps, making basketball hoops, jumping rope, sit-ups, walking, hula-hoops, etc. 

You can do them anytime, but for more fun come to the Morehead United Methodist Church or Lexington Chinese Christian Church on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am to 3pm. There will be concessions and feats to do. Kids helping kids is our theme.

 #GoodGiving Challenge. #BlessingHandsPhilippines.
Making bean bags for the basket toss
Calling all volunteers

We need volunteers for our Hoops for Children events on Saturday, December 2nd both in Lexington and Morehead. A lot can be done ahead of time so volunteer even if you can't come on that day. We need signs made for our feat centers, door prizes, food purchased in bulk (hot dogs, chips, and cookies), and people promoting our event on their facebook pages, in youth groups, and clubs. Ambassadors can sign up for their own fundraising pages right on our giving page. The more the merrier.  This is an offline part of our #GoodGiving Challenge. 

Ambassador pages are like Go Fund Me pages that promote donations to the children in the Philippines among your circle of friends. 

About 30 volunteers are needed per event, so give us a email to tell us what you want to do.  I am no good at hula hoops, but I can sew the bean bags for the basket toss. You can help too, even if you don't come to our event, by getting your children to do feats at home for pledges from your friends and neighbors and give the money online through our giving page or send a check to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY, 40351. 

Remember the giving page is not active until Giving Tuesday on November 28th. 
We are legal in China

After a 10 months of paperwork, meetings, notaries, and waiting, we are legal finally as a Foreign Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) in China! This is our 12th year of helping kids in China. 

The government offices have been very helpful and informative. They have helped us find a way to fund our projects in five Provinces of China. 385 students will be sponsored this school year.  Help us spread to the Philippines and help even more children during our #GoodGiving Challenge this holiday season. 

Our giving page will be open to receive donations on November 28th for Giving Tuesday and stay ready to give until December 31st. Help a child this giving season.  



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Blessing Hands is now an official Foreign NGO in China

posted Oct 19, 2017, 8:32 PM by Betty Cutts


Great news! Our certification as a Foreign Non Governmental Organization in China has been granted. We are now one of the few charities in Guangxi Province to finish the long registration process. Matthew Liu, our chief agent in China, will pick up the official signed paper soon. Peng Yi, our representative in Nanning, will also help with getting bank accounts opened in our name, getting a sign for our office door, and purchasing an official seal.

We do not have to register in other provinces or go through another Chinese recognized charity. Our registration will be good in all other areas of China. We can open bank accounts in our name, hire employees, give out money in our own name, and generally be accepted by law in China!!!

Thanks every one of you who helped us with translations, going to offices, securing an accountant approved in China, finding a Chinese auditor, filing paperwork, giving money for filing official papers, and holding us up through the whole process. We had many blessing hands. Ms. Liu of the Security Department and Mr. Wang of the Education Department both were advocates for us and very professional. Our Blessing Hands Board helped in every way.

Now the process of partnering with the Educational and Security Departments of Guangxi begins. Our students will get their sponsorships for fall 2017 on time.
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Do you have a Blessing Hands Story?

posted Oct 15, 2017, 6:01 PM by Betty Cutts

Share Your Stories and Experiences

Contributors? Sponsors? Students? Volunteers? Teachers?  Blessing Hands needs simple comments or stories of your experiences with us. 

We need your stories to share during our #
GoodGiving Campaign starting on "Giving Tuesday, November 28 - December 31st.  This online challenge involves over a 100 Kentucky charities that can receive awards for raising the most contributions or having the most unique contributors during the challenge. 

All you need to do is tell your story or experiences with Blessing Hands on the GreatNonprofits website link 
. Nine positive reviews before October 31st will earn us a GreatNonprofits seal. We will also have all those great stories to share during the #GoodGiving Challenge. 


Liang Peipei and Betty Cutts

Liang Peipei and Betty Cutts

Peipei's Story

Peipei was a #BlessingHandsChina student from high school through college. These are her words with a little editing from me.

Hello, everyone,

I am Liang Peipei, one of the Blessing Hands students. I have been a Blessing Hands student for 7 years. I still remember when I was a senior 1 student. My sisters and brothers all went to school at the same time. My parents nearly couldn't send us all to school. 

Luckily, I met Ms. Liu, Betty, and Blessing Hands. Ms. Liu was my English teacher. She helped me a lot. Blessing Hands supported me until I graduated from college last year. Now I am teaching English in a school in Qinzhou Prefecture. I am so lucky to be a Blessing Hands student. Thank you, Blessing Hands and all the kind people. It is you who spread love in our world. Now, I can help others who need help. Let's make the world better.

Thanks, 
Peipei

Someday, I may tell my own story. Thanks again for your continued help and support for our students.

Blessings and thanks,                                                                                                             
Betty Cutts
Founder and Director of Blessing Hands 
   
 Give any amount to sponsor a student.


Filipino kids at our  feeding event in 2015

Filipino kids at our feeding event in 2015 

 

10 Kids in Manila

Steve Hill and his son leave soon for the Philippines. They will take pictures and make movies of the 10 students we are sponsoring at the RiverSprings School in Manila. All the money we raise this year with the GoodGiving Challenge will be given to our Filipino program. Steve will be organizing a feeding street outreach and a basketball event. These kids don't usually get meat but once a week.

Filipino street outreach
Filipino street outreach
outreach in Valenzuela
Outreach in Valenzuela



Kroger will donate 4% of what you buy

We have 15 households that have selected Blessing Hands as their charity through Kroger Community Rewards. We have received $1,433 since 2014. Once you enroll, all you have to do is shop at Kroger with your Plus Card!  

If you live in the Louisville Marketing Area - which includes most of Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana, go to this Kroger link to enroll. Click on the "Register" tab at the top right and fill out your information. Be sure to include your Kroger Plus card number. 
Scroll over the "Community tab" and click on "Community Rewards". Click on "Enroll" and enter Blessing Hands in the search area or put in our number 75606.

Then go shopping and feed our children as well as yours. 

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Jielan Li Dreams of Going to College

posted Jul 29, 2017, 4:58 AM by Betty Cutts


Education Changes a Life Forever  
Calling all sponsors 

Now begins the busy season of asking sponsors for support for their students who are going back to schools this fall. We will be reporting to you concerning the progress of your students and asking you to help them again for the coming year. 

If you would like to sponsor a student in college, we have many applying for the first time this year.  

Jielan Li 李 洁兰
Jielan Li has been accepted at Hannan University. She is working this summer to save money for college, so she had to interview online through WeChat, a Chinese social media platform. Her college entrance score is good at 503. She is from Xinzhou High School in Lingshan County, Qinzhou Prefecture and Guangxi Province.

Her father died four years ago, so her mother supports the family by farming and picking up waste to recycle. One older sister and her 14-year-old brother left school because of the heavy costs and are working in Guangdong Province. She could not convince her brother to stay in school. They can only support themselves, however. Another older
Jielan Li
Jielan Li 李 洁兰 2017
sister is in a technology school in Nanning. Jielan is a good student and dreams of learning about economic statistics. She hopes to work in a bank or security agency after graduation. She works a long day now - getting off at 10:00 pm

Give her a college scholarship for $650 for just $54 a month. Follow this link
Any amount,however, would be welcomed. 

You can sponsor a high school student for $397 a year or you can also give $33 monthly. For just $33 a month you could change a student's life and future. Give at this link.

These Huangmei No. 2  High School students need sponsors.
These Huangmei No. 2 High School students need sponsors.

Shopping and giving can go together. 
Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards 
both help us all the time.

Hello all!
There has been a change to 
Kroger Community Rewards. 
Effective immediately all participants will roll over without an August re-enrollment requirement and stay enrolled to support 
Blessing Hands each year. 
If you did not know about this, you can sign up at www.kroger.com or call 1-800-KROGERS, option 3.


Last year we received $418 from Kroger Rewards customers, who designated us as their favorite charity and associated their Kroger Reward cards with Blessing Hands in their communities. 

This works in Kentucky Krogers. In other states another local community charity can be chosen. When you shop in Kroger with your rewards card, charities receive a percentage of what you spend. 

Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy... all you have to do is associate your card with Blessing Hands and then shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Go to "Community" on the Kroger.com site and get started giving and shopping. 

Shop and Give!
Amazon Smile 

When you shop Amazon for anything, type in smile first and a % of your purchase will be given to Blessing Hands.  Choose us as your favorite charity. We hope to enroll more supporters from all over the world. Help us fundraise internationally by telling a friend about this program. 

Ebay for Charity
 
Ebay for Charity is a program that helps sellers list items on ebay to benefit nonprofit organizations. Any ebay seller with an account in good standing can create an Ebay for Charity listing. The program is administered by PayPal Giving Fund, ebay's nonprofit partner. The program allows you to give any amount you sell online to a charity. You can find out more about this by going to this ebay link.

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Unusual Summer Trip

posted Jul 18, 2017, 12:31 PM by Betty Cutts   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 12:46 PM ]


We are nearly a legal Foreign Non-Governmental Organization in China.
Our team's recent trip to China was unlike any other trip in the past. Our chief purpose was to register Blessing Hands as a Foreign Non-Governmental Organization (FNGO). We were very successful in applying, but it will still be perhaps a month or two before the seal and approval is granted as our application makes it way to the highest levels. We had been working on this since January 2017 when the new law concerning all foreign NGOs was implemented.
Mr. Wu of the Security Department interviewed us.
Mr. Wu of the Security Department interviewed us. Anna Liu interpreted and Matthew Liu brought the official sealed papers from Beijing, arriving at just the right time for our official interview. 

Mr. Wu met with our team and answered many questions. He told us that Blessing Hands has a very good reputation in Guangxi, especially in Yangshuo where Blessing Hands began during a Sister Cities Summer English Camp in 2005. He said we should ask the Department of Public Security for help if we had any problems. 

We generated 16 different documents to show that we are a legally incorporated organization in the United States that has been helping students in China for eleven years. Our proof of the number of students we have helped (1,500) and our financial health needed to be given online and in person to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Department of Education and finally to the Department of Public Security. 
Official US State Department seals were needed on 8 documents.
Official US State Department seals were needed on 8 documents that finally were certified by the Chinese Embassy.

Because we were still in the process of registration, we could not legally visit our students or their schools. We also had to cancel a summer camp planned in Anlong, Guizhou, when the registration went slower than we expected. Later flooding in Guilin Prefecture cancelled a second camp we had planned with the invitation of the Tourism Bureau in Ziyuan. 

With the permission of the Guangxi Provincial Education Department, we were able to interview four of our Qinzhou graduates for college scholarships. This video is of He Wenjiao who wants to study Chemistry at Suzhou University. You can sponsor her for $650 or give any amount. 



We ask for $650 (4420 RMB) for our scholarship students. undefined or give any amount at this link

Eric Zhang, one of our board members, visited our Miao students in Yunnan in July.

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A mountain Miao Village - Click to see more pictures.

The students are various ages.
The students are various ages.

Miao Student_s Welcome
Miao Students welcome Eric Zhang.

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We are applying to be an official Charity in China

posted May 20, 2017, 6:40 PM by Betty Cutts

We have been getting our papers ready for four months to become an official foreign NGO in China.  Soon we will be recognized and able to continue helping Chinese students. 

Blessing Hands is nearly Official In China
People_s Security Office of the People_s Republic of China.
People's Security Department

Administration Office of Overseas NGOs
Administration Office of Overseas NGOs


We are becoming a Foreign Non Government Organization in China 

7 official papers have to be sealed by the US Department of State before they go to the Chinese Embassy.
7 official papers have to be sealed by the US Department of State before they go to the Chinese Embassy.
You have not heard from Blessing Hands in a while. We have been so busy applying for status within China as a Foreign NGO and getting ready to go to China on June 12th, that we have not had time to write Newsletters.  We are submitting files to show what we have done in China for 11 years and getting all of our official papers notarized and sealed by three levels of our government before they are submitted to the Chinese Embassy for the final official seal there. We are complying with a new law in China that makes all foreign charities and their activities illegal unless they register with the government. 

 UPS lost some papers for a while and our required official metal seal twice came in the mail with mistakes. We just barely received it in time for one of our board members, Xiaomin Mai Oney, to take it to China to seal necessary documents. Our printer broke at a key time and had to be replaced quickly. We have used more than two reams of paper on the project. Copies have to be submitted with originals at three different offices. 

We are one of the first 3 foreign NGOs to register with the Education Department in Guangxi Province. We have to expect birth pains. The other two are from France and Hong Kong. They plan to have a special ceremony for us three and make a media event out of it. I just might get to Nanning in time to participate personally, if all of our paperwork gets  sealed and filed. We have been through all the prechecks and only need to submit the real sealed papers from the Chinese Embassy. 

Ms. Liu at the Public Security Department in Nanning
Ms. Liu at the Public Security Department in Nanning
The Education Department and People's Security personnel have been so helpful. They have responded to questions quickly and explained what was lost in translation about the process. Both departments have to approve our application.  Different papers have been sent back by the Chinese Embassy twice to be reworked, and three translations turned out to be wrong in small details and had to be reworked.


Nathan Davis_ Rowan County Notary
Nathan Davis, Rowan County Notary

I have personally gone to Frankfort for Kentucky State Department seals four times. Nathan Davis, the Rowan County Notary, and Mrs. Ballinger of the Kentucky Department of State have given me great encouragement and have helped us all they can.  

We have had some great heros along the way.  Xiaomin Mai, one of our board members who is visiting her family in Nanning, has been to talk to both departments and will be putting the finishing touches on the papers before they are finally presented in their final form. Matthew Liu, who is our Chief Representative in China, has redone his papers three times so far. It has been a long process. Eric Zhang and others helped to translate our official papers. 
Notice the misprint in the Chinese on the seal.
Notice the misprint in the Chinese on the seal.

You can have a part in this new milestone too. Help us pay for all these expenses. Volunteers have freely given their time, expertise, and advice, but it is going to be very expensive when it is all finished. The cost for each paper adds up to $78 for just the seals not counting the postage and paying an organization to walk them around from the State Department to the Embassy and then send them back to us to hand carry into China.  Expenses are adding up. 

Have a part in making Blessing Hands official in China. Give $78 for one paper or as much a you want to cover the whole cost that will come to over $1,500. Be a blessing hand to us and share in the accomplishments of our students.  You can pay for our seal for $75. 

undefined $78 for one paper to be sealed   undefined Give $75 for the metal seal's cost.


If you shop online, you can help 
Blessing Hands when you shop.

For individuals or families, who cannot financially support Blessing Hands but want to help our students, it is now possible through your online shopping on Smile.Amazon! 
 
How do I shop at Smile.Amazon?

To shop at Smile.Amazon simply go to smile.amazon.com using the web browser on your computer or mobile device. 

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on Smile.Amazon?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and Smile.Amazon. Your shopping cart, wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charity to support when shopping on Smile.Amazon?

On your first visit to Smile.Amazon (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charity to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Blessing Hands.  Just do a search for Blessing Hands and you will find our charity. 

Click here to go to our Amazon sign up page 

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Summary of Blessing Hands for 11 Years

posted Feb 25, 2017, 5:50 PM by Betty Cutts


祝福之手11年助学之路
Blessing Hands Summary of 
Eleven Years of Service

     我们已经从事爱心助学12年,现在申请成为中华人民共和国境外非政府组织。我们将遵守于2017年1月1日施行的《中华人民共和国境外非政府组织境内活动管理法》。我们将向广西壮族自治区教育厅提交申请书,并按要求向相关部门提交过往及现在所开展活动的总结报告。

     After nearly twelve years of service, we are applying for recognition as a foreign Non Governmental Organization in the People's Republic of China. We plan to comply with the new foreign NGO law that took effect in China January 1, 2017. There are many requirements including submitting a summary of our activities past and present to the proper government offices. We will be submitting our application to the Education Department of Guangxi Province. 

     我们也希望能够和支持"祝福之手"的朋友们分享这份活动总结,因为这也是你们自2005年8月以来帮助中国学生的总结报告。

     I want to share our summary with the friends and supporters of Blessing Hands since it is really a report of all you have done for our students in China since August 2005. 

"祝福之手"12年来的志愿管理人员:蔡马兰,
贝蒂·卡茨,刘蕴娜,韦守荣

Volunteer Administrators of Blessing Hands who still serve after 11 years
Malan Cai, Betty Cutts, Anna Liu, and Gloria Wei are volunteer administrators of Blessing Hands, who have helped our students for nearly 12 years.


历史
History

     "祝福之手"慈善机构创建于2005年,旨在帮助中国广西壮族自治区桂林
阳朔的贫困学生。祝福之手的创办者贝蒂·卡茨女士是一名"友好城市英语夏令营"的老师,那时她就决定帮助那些无法支付学费的贫困乡村学生。贝蒂·卡茨女士来自美国肯塔基州的莫海德市,莫海德市和中国桂林的阳朔是姐妹城市。

     Blessing Hands began in 2005 as a simple fund to help students in Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China.  Our founder, Betty Cutts, was teaching in a Sister Cities Summer English Camp, when she decided to help poor rural students, who could not afford their school tuition. Her hometown, Morehead, KY, is a Sister City of Yangshuo, China. 

     在阳朔教育局的支持下,"祝福之手"共资助了259名当地的贫困学生。当时任职于阳朔教育局的韦守荣老师,也是夏令营的负责人,成为了"祝福之手"的第一位志愿管理人员。

     With the help of the Yangshuo Educational Department, Blessing Hands began helping 259 young students in Yangshuo.  Gloria Wei Shourong 韦守荣, the person in charge of the summer camp, was our first volunteer administrator. She also worked for the Yangshuo Educational Department as the administrator over all primary schools.

     2006年6月,"祝福之手"作为一家公共慈善机构以"祝福之手公司"的名字在美国肯塔基州正式注册。这个名字取自贝蒂·卡茨女士的家庭农场。贝蒂决定用农场的租金收入作为这个慈善机构的部分资金来源。"祝福之手"的座右铭是"助人自助"。"祝福之手"是美国符合501(c)(3)条例的公共慈善机构,税务登记号是20-4794276,总部地址是美国肯塔基州莫海德市廷伯巷106号,邮政编码0351。

     In June 2006, Blessing Hands was incorporated in the USA state of Kentucky and qualified to be a public charity under the name of Blessing Hands Inc.  The name was taken from the name of Betty Cutts' family farm. Betty dedicated the rental income from her farm to support the charity.  We are a registered 501(3)(c) public charity with the USA tax ID Number of 20-4794276.  Our motto is "Helping people help themselves and others." Our US headquarters is located at 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351.

Blessing Hands project map
"祝福之手"项目分布图
Blessing Hands Project Map
学生
Students  

     过去的11年里,我们为广西省、云南省、贵州省、湖北省和甘肃省的1484名贫困学生提供了教育资助。这1484名受资助的学生中,已经有100人考上大学,并顺利完成大学学业。2016-2017学年,我们一共资助了425名学生,其中小学生83人,初中生35人,高中生227人,以及大学生80人。

     During the last eleven years we have helped over 1,484 Chinese students in five provinces (Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, and Gansu) with their educational needs. We have enabled over one hundred of our students to graduate from colleges and universities. During this 2016-2017 school year, we are sponsoring 425 students (83 primary, 35 lower middle school, 227 high school students and 80 college or university students).

员工
Staff

     目前,我们有两位兼职管理人员。一位是广西钦州的志愿者刘蕴娜;另一位是贵州的罗华丽,我们每月支付她1000元人民币(150美元)的工资。同时,我们外聘了一位数据录入员更新网上数据,其时薪为10元(1.5美元)。

     We now have 2 part-time administrators, Anna Yunna Liu 刘蕴娜 in Qinzhou, Guangxi and Yaya Huali Luo 罗华丽 from Guizhou Province. Anna is a volunteer while Huali is paid 1,000 yuan ($150 USD) a month.  We also use a private Chinese contractor to enter our data online at 10 yuan ($1.50) an hour. 
Lin Wang School Students
林王学校学生
Lin Wang School Students

资助概况
Support Summary

     我们没有接受任何政府机构的资助,资金主要来源于普通民众,也得到了一些企业和私人基金会的帮助。2015-2016学年,捐赠和利息的总收入为130,850美元。2012年至今,我们的项目已经获得捐赠567,888美元。自2005年8月6日起,我们从各种渠道获得的资助总额为976,026美元,包括了非现金礼品以及利息收入。其中14,073美元用于现金捐赠,但设立奖学金是我们资助学生的主要方式。

     Our support comes from the public with some help from businesses and private foundations. None of our support comes from any government source. Our income was $130,850 from donations and interest in the last school year of 2015-2016.  Since 2012, donors have given $567,888 to support our programs.  Since August 6, 2005 we have received $976,026 in income from all sources counting non-cash gifts and including interest. Public cash jar donations provided $14,073, but student sponsorship is our main way of supporting students. 

     捐款也用于一些特别的项目,如向都安特殊教育学校捐赠40台笔记本电脑,向都安残疾人捐赠96辆轮椅,向隆福县三所小学捐赠鞋子,向多所学校图书馆捐赠书籍和医药设备。除此之外,我们还开设英语夏令营。

     Money is also given by donors for special projects like 40 laptop computers for the Du'an Special Education School, 96 wheelchairs for handicapped people in Du'an, shoes for three small primary schools in Longfu County, library books for various schools and medical needs for our students. We also have summer English camps. 

Xinzhou High School Students
新州高学生
 Xinzhou High School Students
特殊教育合作项目
Special  Cooperative Programs

     除了帮助普通的在校生,我们和都安特殊教育学校也有两个合作项目。一个是和中国的非政府组织仁品视障公益合作,仁品和我们订立合约,通过远程教学教授盲人学生电脑技术;另一个是和汇益泽合作,汇益泽是为中国贫困地区小学建立再生电脑教室的社会企业。我们的目的在于为残障学生提供职业治疗,让他们毕业后能够掌握一些工作技能。

     Besides supporting students in schools, we have also begun two cooperative programs with the Du'an Special Education School. One is with the Chinese NGO Renpin Charity for Visually Impaired Persons and the other is Netspring World, a business that refurbishes computers to give to
primary schools in China. Renpin has contracted with us to teach blind students computer skills with distance learning. Our goal is occupational therapy that will allow handicapped students to have job skills after they graduate.

都安特殊学校电脑项目
Computer program at 
Du'an Special Education School

经费分配
Finances

     上一学年,"祝福之手"为助学项目捐赠113,159美元。2005年至今,我们助学项目的捐赠总计848,239美元。上一个财政年度,我们的管理支出占总支的6%,项目支出占94%。10年来,平均项目支出占总支出的92%,平均管理出只占8%。我们能够保持如此低的管理成本,得益于各个学校教职人员无偿地合我们的工作和对学生的无私奉献。

     Blessing Hands gave $113,159 to students and programs in the last school year.  We have given a total of $848,239 to student and program expenses since 2005.  In our most recent financial year, our expenses came to 6% for management contrasted with 94% being spent on programs. Our spending average for ten years is 92% spent on programs and 8% spent for management. We are able to have a low management expense because school personnel cooperate as volunteers with us for their students.  

     "祝福之手"收到的捐赠款多数是美元,2012年收到捐款107,541美元,折合人民币738,109元。这些捐款大部分是来自香港的善心人士和我们资助过的毕业生。我们也是上海协和双语学校选定的慈善机构,该校学生在2016年自发募捐了60,000元人民币(约9,000美元)资助贫困学生。我们并未打算在中国向民众募集资金。

     Our donors mostly give in US Dollars but the equivalent of $107,541 in US Dollars was given since 2012 in RMB (738,109 RMB). Hong Kong friends and our own alumni gave much of that amount. We also were chosen the charity of Shanghai United International School where their student fundraiser netted 60,000 RMB (about $9,000 USD) for our students in 2016. We do not attempt to raise any funds from the public in China. 

     从2012年至2017年2月,"祝福之手"共收到了爱心捐赠1612笔。我们在美国蓝草社区基金会共有捐赠基金57,016美元(387,709元),每年可从中提取一次利息。

From 2012 to February of 2017, one thousand six hundred and twelve distinct USD and RMB donations were given to Blessing Hands. We also have an endowment fund with Blue Grass Community Foundation that is worth $57,016 (387,709 RMB). We get the interest on it once a year. 



祝福之手管理团队
Blessing Hands Leadership

     志愿董事会依照规章制度管理"祝福之手"。董事会共有7名成员,其中有4名中国人。除了刘杰锋董事居住在中国北京外,其他的6名成员都居住在美国。所有的董事会成员都已婚,并有孩子。董事会每年召开4次会议,核定预算,确立项目以及监督财务决策。

     We are governed by By-Laws under the supervision of a volunteer board of 7 directors. Four of our board members are Chinese with one, Matthew Liu, living in Beijing, China. The other board members live in the USA. All our board members are married with children of their own. Our board meets four times a year to approve budgets, confirm programs, and supervise financial decisions. 

     贝蒂·卡茨女士是董事会的主席兼创办人。1970年在莫海德州立大学获得幼儿教育硕士学位后,贝蒂·卡茨女士就开始从事与孩子相关的志愿工作。她的丈夫大卫·卡茨是一名退休大学物理教授,他们有两个儿子和两个孙子。每年贝蒂都至少到中国一次,指导英语夏令营项目和检查祝福之手的项目。"祝福之手"的志愿者通常会和她一同来到中国或在中国与她见面,帮忙翻译或是对行程或项目提供帮助。

     Our volunteer founder and director is Betty Cutts. She has worked as a volunteer with children since she got her Masters of Early Childhood Education Degree in 1970 from Morehead State University.  She and her husband David Cutts, a retired college physics professor, have two sons and two grandchildren. She travels to China at least once a year to supervise summer programs and check on Blessing Hands projects.  Blessing Hands volunteers usually travel with Betty or meet her in China to help with translation, travel, or projects. 

     多年来,我们教育学生成为他人的"祝福之手",我们鼓励他们成为学校和社区的志愿者,将他们得到的祝福传递给别人。一些曾经受到我们资助的学生,也会帮助那些和他们当年一样困难的学生。还有一些志愿者通过其他的方式来帮助我们践行"助人自助"的座右铭。

     Over the years we have blossomed to teach our students to become Blessing Hands to others. We encourage them to volunteer in their schools and communities and pass on the blessings they have received. Some of our former students have given back to help other students like they once were. Some volunteer or help us in other ways to fulfill our motto.  

Scholarship students with Betty Cutts and Huali Luo
获得奖学金学生和贝蒂·卡茨及罗华丽合影
Scholarship students with Betty Cutts and Huali Luo (r)
英语夏令营
 Summer Camps

      我们诚邀志愿老师和翻译志愿者参加即将开始的两个英语夏令营。一个是在贵州省黔西南布依族苗族自治州安龙县,时间是2017年6月18日至24日;另一个是在广西壮族自治区桂林市资源县,时间是7月4日至10日。更多详情,敬请垂询。

     We are looking for teachers and translators volunteers for our two coming summer English camps. One camp opportunity is from June 18th-24th in Anlong,  Qianxinan, Guizhou. The other is in Ziyuan, Guilin, Guangxi from July 4th-10th. Contact us for details

感谢您一直以来对我们的支持。
Thanks again for your continued support.

祝福 Blessings,

贝蒂·卡茨  Betty Cutts
"祝福之手" Blessing Hands

Merry Christmas

posted Dec 13, 2016, 6:47 PM by Betty Cutts

Merry Christmas During this Season of Giving and Blessings. 
Fang BaoLong at Lingchuan ____High School puts her thumb print on the school receipt list.
Fan Baolong 
范宝龙 at Lingchuan 灵川High School receives tuition.
Why Go to China in November?

I got to visit our high school students in Qinzhou 钦州, Du'an 都安, Lingchuan 灵川, Yangshuo 阳朔, and Chibi 赤壁 during my November China trip. We opened two new high schools.  

We are asking donors to give online to our @GoodGiving Challenge before December 31st. This will help us add 35 new high school students. You can give securely online at this link if you are not in China. 

Yangshuo Students
Yangshuo Students

It was great to meet all the 160 Qinzhou 钦州 students in person. Click to see more pictures. 

Six students in Chibi 赤壁 need sponsors.

The kids were excited about new shoes.
The kids were excited about their new shoes.  
Longfu Primary Schools get Socks and Shoes. 

We helped three small primary schools in Longfu Township with school supplies, shoes, and other needs. Click on the photo to see more pictures of these Yao Minority Schools. 

Watch on Youku.com.


Blind students are learning to use computers.
Blind students are learning to use computers.
Computers Installed

The Du'an Special Education School has their laptops installed. We wanted to see their progress. They are delighted with their computers. Netspring did the installation. Click photos to see more pictures.



Huang Lingyu is deaf and has recently had a special implant that allows her to hear
Sponsored Students at Du'an Special Education School

We are helping 10 families at this school with support. Many of the children are orphans, and they all have disabilites. 黄羚语 Huang Lingyu is deaf but has recently had an implant that allows her to hear. Sponsor her and change a family for 2000 Yuan ($300) a year.  

Also see movie on Youku.com


Ten familes received their support in person. 

Ziyuan Primary School needs more books for their library.
Ziyuan Primary School needs 
more books for their library.

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