to the new home of the DiMedio Foundation for Children
The DiMedio Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for exceptionally challenged or disadvantaged children. We will support these children by shining a "bright light" of opportunity, fun and laughter in their lives. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can contribute! Thanks!
Mei Mei's Wishes
Goat Milk Soaps Fundraiser Continues!
Cost is $6 for the full size soap bar (+ cost of shipping unless we can arrange in person delivery). Each comes in its own small drawstring bag.
Packaged in a cotton drawstring bag, this full bar weighs 4.5 - 5.5 oz.
TO BUY SOAPS...Contact Tiffany at email@example.com or 215-805-3791.
To simply DONATE to Mei Mei's Wishes contact firstname.lastname@example.org OR log onto your PayPal account (donate button above)
Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap Bar $6
This lemongrass oil scented yellow bar has a strong, sweet scent.
Oatmeal Milk & Honey Goat Milk Soap Bar $6
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey is warm and comforting with the clean scent of honey.
Purity Goat Milk Soap Bar $6
There are no added fragrances or colors. Great for those with sensitive skin, eczema, and babies!
Almond Goat Milk Soap Bar $6
This soap is scented with almond essential oil and smells of cherries. There is a sprinkling of cocoa powder along the top of this slightly orange bar to add to its appearance.
Ocean Goat Milk Soap $6
This blue and white bar has a strong clean scent.
About 4 ½ years ago Anna Mei Qing DiMedio, Qing Qing (pronounced Ching Ching by the nannies in Anna’s orphanage), became a permanent member of our family. Anna Mei spent her first two years in the “infant room” in Baoding SWI, an orphanage serving about 80 children in a major industrial city just south of Beijing. The orphanage was clean, but the walls were white, the cribs many, and the toys few and far between. At age 2, Anna spent most of her day in her crib or in a baby walker. She had not yet learned to crawl or walk, and her favorite toy was her own hand. She could not stand the feel of a stuffed toy, preferring hard plastic toys for months. She learned to crawl and walk quickly, and with time and effort learned to enjoy solid food for the first time here at home, and with that her health improved.
It is our wish to help bring about some change for the children still living in Baoding’s orphanage. We sought the help of Love Without Boundaries, an organization that works within China to bring aid from people like us to China’s orphans. LWB will coordinate with Baoding SWI, and we hope to supply age appropriate chairs, baby swings, music mobiles, and developmental toys among other things. With effort hopefully the children there can progress more easily through the stages so important to infant development.
Mei Mei has several meanings in the Chinese language one being “little sister”. Mei Mei also means beautiful flower. May Anna Mei continue to spread her beauty and joy well beyond our family. Today is only the beginning for this little girl and her ability to change the world…
Our first image of Anna Mei from Baoding's orphanage
Every year, the YWCA Princeton “St. Nicholas Project” provides holiday presents to help local less fortunate families create the magic of Christmas in their own homes. Gifts are donated by community members – individuals, families and businesses alike. Help put a smile on a child's face this holiday season.
If you would like to help make a family's holiday brighter, please contact Jill Jachera at 609-577-5123 or email@example.com.
Drew's Hope Research Foundation was established in 2007 after the Ferrandino's received the devastating news that their five year old son, Drew, had Batten Disease. Drew, who turned 12 in February, has gone from a child who once ran, jumped, and played to a child needing constant care. Every day is a struggle, but Drew continues to smile regardless.
Our first Shave For A Cure - Bucks County was a huge success. We had over 150 guests and raised over $40,000, with additional donations still coming in. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, sponsored a shavee or attended the event. Your kindness and generosity will bring us one step closer to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and enable us to help more families dealing with the disease.
Last year over $400,000 was raised to help fund research for pediatric cancer on October 22nd, 2014 at the NYSE.
Since 2010, the funds raised at “Shave for A Cure” have funded numerous clinical trials and the foundation continues to make a difference each and every day through partnerships with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NYC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Michigan and The Ronald McDonald House NYC.
The mission of the Bike Exchange is to help low income families purchase bikes and to raise money for the Trenton Boys & Girls Club After School Programs. More information about the Bike Exchange is at www.BikeExchangeNJ.org.
Seeds to Sew International, Inc is a New Jersey 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities for women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. Their programs not only train participants in a basic skill, they also provide training in the basics of business management such as cash management, opening/balancing/reconciling a bank account, accessing loans to grow a business, and record keeping. We also educate participants about local laws and their basic rights, as well as the rights of their children, so that they can advocate for themselves and find support when needed as their income and stature in their community grows.
On January 27th, 15 kids from HomeFront were treated to the 76ers vs. Knicks game at the Wells Fargo Center. Thank you to all the families that help make this event possible. To read the Thank You letter from the kids at HomeFront click on the HomeFront tab on the left.
HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. They lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. HomeFront gives people skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes and to increase the availability of adequate affordable housing.
In conjunction with Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, we are holding a Shave For A Cure event at Rose Bank Winery in Newtown. Several of our friends and colleagues will be shaving their head in support of this wonderful cause. You can participate by becoming an event sponsor, sponsoring a shavee, attending the event or making a donation. Online registration available, click the attached link. https://dimediofoundation.sportngin.com/register/form/615027071
Have bikes in your garage that you no longer use. Why not donate them to the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton. Bikes can be dropped at 3 Spring Oak Drive, Newtown on July 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. All bikes accepted no matter what the condition.
Thank you to everyone who donated books. We collected over 1,500 new or slightly used children's books for ages baby to 8th grade. The books will be delivered to Philadelphia schools who lack the funding for books and libraries. As many of you know, it is up to the teachers to use their personal funds to provide inspirational reading material for their students. Please look through your bookshelves and donate the books your children have outgrown.
The DiMedio Foundation for Children in conjunction with
Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation Hosted
"Shave For A Cure"
October 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
Rose Bank Winery, Newtown, PA
It was a huge success.
You can still sponsor or donate for the cause, click on the link below:
Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission is to promote and advance the science and art of medicine related to the study of pediatric cancer cells and related structures, to support and enhance education in pediatric oncology fields, to support and enhance pediatric oncology research and in allied fields, to facilitate, improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting pediatric cancer cells and related structures and doing and engaging in any and all activities that may be necessary or incidental to any or all of the foregoing purposes.
Their mission is to (1) provide funds to medical and/or scientific personnel and/or institutions to participate in local, regional and/or national research programs for the study of pediatric cancer diseases and allied fields in effort to treat and/or cure such diseases, (2) to provide educational materials and/or medical equipment to medical and/or scientific personnel and/or institutions for the study of pediatric cancer and related diseases in effort to treat and/or cure such diseases, (3) to provide literary information, support and education concerning pediatric cancer and related diseases to medical and/or scientific personnel as well as the general public at no cost in an effort to raise public awareness of such diseases so as to promote early detection and treatment. For more information visit their website at www.awoccf.org.
The Bike Drive held on July 25th was once again a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated bikes and scooters. We collected 91 bikes this year. Thank you!
If you have a bike and were not able to drop it off on the 25th e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.