The SPOON Foundation is holding its first Seattle area event this Sunday 4/26 (contact cindy@spoonfoundation). The event has been organized to raise awareness and funds for SPOON Foundation’s Orphan Vitamin Project, which will launch in Kazakhstan in 2010.
The Orphan Vitamin Project is a collaborative effort between Portland-based SPOON Foundation and the national government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as an international team of public health and nutrition experts. It has been designed to prevent the easily avoidable nutrient deficiencies affecting over half the world’s orphans, impeding their physical and cognitive development.
SPOON’s Seattle event has been spearheaded by Kazakhstan adoptive parents in the Seattle area and will kick-off with a Kazakh Tea Party, followed by a presentation by Dr. Julian Davies, Co-Director of the University of Washington’s International Adoption Clinic and Mishelle Rudzinski, SPOON co-founder.
Organizers expect over 100 people including adoptive families and Kazakh natives living in the Pacific NW. KEEN will give a free pair of shoes to the 5 highest donors at the event.
Take 5 minutes for this short video about SPOON’s conception that will warm your heart and open your eyes.
For more info, visit SPOON Foundation at www.spoonfoundation.org.