Teacher Created Materials Donation

We received a very generous donation from Teacher Created Materials Publishing! This $1000 donation will help our kids in Kenya stay in school. Thank you so much!

Bali Food Run

We totaled up all the receipts for the food run we made with Dedi and Jonathan for the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage last month. With your donations we purchased:

  • 176 lbs Fruit & Vegetables
  • 143 lbs Meat
  • 33 lbs Sugar & Salt
  • 17 lbs Baby Formula
  • 27 L Cleaner
  • 4 L Fabric Softener
  • 75 Trash Bags

Note: We were also able to purchase 2 sets of bunk beds (see previous posts).

Bunk Beds

Here are a couple photos of the bunk beds we purchased in November for the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage! They are set up in the new dorm.


Eagle Scout

As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Isaac Hsu raised money to buy 45 sets of twin sheets for the residents of Colette’s Children’s Home, a facility that provides homeless mothers with children a safe home and nurturing environment where they obtain compassionate support and services needed to achieve self-sufficiency. He also collected $155 for Colette’s and $200 for Yellow Yarn! This is an amazing young man. Thank you, Isaac!

Jodie O’Shea Orphanage

This morning we went to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali, Indonesia. Upon arrival, we were given a tour.

Most of the kids were still at school but we got to meet the babies. The youngest is Grace at 3 months old. Her mother abandoned her at the hospital.


Then it was time to do a food run with a couple of the older kids. Our helpers were Dedi and Jonathan. We took the orphanage’s shopping list to the store and they helped us find everything.


We returned to the orphanage to unload the groceries. By then some of the kids had returned from school so they helped carry everything over to the cook in the kitchen area. She looked surprised!

Next we headed back into town to buy bunk beds for the new dorm that was recently finished (just needs paint). We were able to purchase to sets of bunk beds with mattresses. They had to be delivered so we didn’t get to see them set up in the dorm, but the orphanage promised to send us a photo when they arrive.

Here is a photo from the store of one set:

Thank you to all of the donors who made this possible!