Give BIG for Children in China on May 2!

An YuLast year, we asked you to invest in children’s futures by donating to the Seattle Foundation’s inaugural “Give BIG” fundraising event. With your gifts and the Seattle Foundation’s generous stretch pool, we raised over $6,000!

An Yu was one of the children you reached. Born with a cleft lip and palate, An Yu had been living in an orphanage since she was just a few months old. Thanks to your generosity, she’s now home with her parents, who tell us:

“Having a family was definitely An Yu’s FIRST special need although she does also have a cleft lip and palate! She is now thriving in our home! Her cleft lip isn’t repaired yet, but her smile is amazing and already beautiful in our eyes! She is truly a treasure!”

There are thousands more children in China like An Yu, who continue to wait for permanent families. Many of these children have developmental and physical needs such as cerebral palsy, which require specialized medical equipment. By Giving BIG, you’ll help provide the funds needed to purchase this equipment, and contribute to a brighter future for these children.

GiveBIG is a community-wide day of giving, hosted again by the Seattle Foundation, that will increase the size of your donation to us.

In short, GiveBIG will grow your gift! On May 2, a share of every contribution made through the Seattle Foundation’s online Giving Center will be matched by the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG’s corporate sponsors, who have put $500,000 into the “stretch pool.”

Help us make the most of GiveBIG! Here are a few things you can do in addition to making a gift, large or small:

  1. Mark your calendar today, so you don’t forget to make a gift on May 2
  2. RSVP for GiveBig on Facebook.
  3. Rally your friends to support WACAP on May 2! Email, Facebook, Twitter (#GiveBIG), phone calls and even in-person conversations are a great way to spread the word and help us take advantage of GiveBIG.  Be sure to share the link to our profile.

Thank you in advance for giving big. With your help on May 2, we can change the lives of children.


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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