China Winter Hosting Deadline to Host is Approaching!

Only a few weeks remain to sign up to be a Winter host family for an orphaned child from China and there are still 14 orphans, age 7-13, who remain unchosen!

Winter hosting is 4-5 weeks, from mid-December to mid-January.  Please consider hosting this holiday season and PLEASE SHARE this post to spread the news about our winter orphan hosting opportunity!

Register today to see the 14 children still waiting to be hosted this winter. https://www.ccaifamily.org/Hosting/Host-Register.aspx

For more information, please email hosting@ccaifamily.org

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Older Orphan Hosting Program — Ukraine and Latvia

Thousands of older orphans in Latvia and Ukraine grow up without experiencing the love and care of a family. Together with CCAI and Project One Forty Three, you can change that!

Project One Forty Three conducts 4-5 week summer (July-August) and winter (December-January) host programs for children from Latvia and Ukraine. This hosting program provides some of these orphans the precious opportunity to live in American homes and experience what it is like in a family for 4-5 weeks over the summer (typically July- August) or winter holiday (December-January).  Hosting is an incredible opportunity for families with a heart for changing the life of an orphan.  Without hosting, many of these orphans will age out and never experience the life changing love that a family provides.

CCAI is proud to be the oversight agency for Project One Forty Three.  By hosting an older orphan you will fulfill your dream of impacting a child’s life and leaving a permanent mark of love on a precious child. Hosting is a great opportunity to invest your time, energy, and money on a human life, who otherwise may never know his or her true value.

For more information on the upcoming Winter Host Program for Latvia and Ukraine and to learn more about the children waiting to be hosted, or to apply to host, please visit the Project 143 website at http://www.p143.org/host/host-program!

CCAI’s 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala Coming Soon!

It’s that time again! CCAI is excited to host our 2ND ANNUAL ORPHAN CARE GALA, November 9, 2014!

To purchase tickets, please visit www.ccaifamily.org

CCAI 2nd Annual Gala

Last year, CCAI’s 1st Annual Orphan Care Gala (a beautiful success) helped raise more than $50,000 for our orphan care initiatives and helped build three new LOCC’s, sponsor 52 orphans, and renovate two old orphanages, to just list a few incredible accomplishments!  This year, we are hoping to surpass last year’s benchmark!

The 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala will be a family friendly affair! Come learn about CCAI’s many orphan care initiatives and bring your loved ones to share in a beautiful, inspiring night filled with food, games, and special performances. We cannot wait!

CCAI 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala
Summit Event Center (411 Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011)
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets $40/adult, $20/child
Children 3 and under – Free

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Pasta Buffet by Summit Catering
Beverages / Cash Bar
Family Friendly Activities
Live and Silent Auctions

For any questions, please email gala@ccaifamily.org!

CCAI Celebrates 22 Years

CCAI 22nd AnniversaryToday marks the 22ND ANNIVERSARY of CCAI!!! It’s our birthday today!

In our 22 years, we have found families for exactly 11,345 children, including our very first two Latvia adoptions completed last week!

CCAI has worked with 412 orphanages in China from 30 provinces and we continuously strive to provide support for 28 orphanages in China, Haiti, and Congo, and find more ways to better the lives of the children. 22 years and we’re still building new adventures! There is still so much to do and we cannot wait to see what the future holds!

THANK YOU to Lily and Joshua for following their hearts 22 years ago, saying “I can” and making such a HUGE difference in so many lives! Thank you to each and every one of our families and friends who have held our hands along this 22-year journey, trusting us to help complete your families and supporting our orphan outreach efforts. We could not ask for a better family.

What a Happy Monday! <3

 

#FridayFeelgood: Nathan Has His Cochlear Implant Activated For First Time

We’re starting a new hashtag. Every Friday, we’re going to try to feature a CCAI family story that will make you smile from ear to ear and feel all warm inside. If you have a heartwarming story that you would like to share, please tell us about it and we’ll feature a new story every Friday!

For our very first #FridayFeelgood, turn your heartlights on as our little man, Nathan, has his cochlear implants activated and hears for the first time!

Happy Friday!

Nathan’s Activation from TerningClan on Vimeo.

Cultural Classes offered at Atlanta Chinese Christian Church!

For our wonderful families and friends in the Atlanta area who want to take some Chinese culture and Mandarin classes, the Atlanta Chinese Christian Church offers FREE classes every Tuesday morning (except during school breaks and holidays)!

These classes are taught by native Chinese speakers and run from 10 AM – 11 AM. The church is located at 1837 Bill Murdoch Road in Marietta, GA 30062.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Xingzhong (Frank) Shi
H: (256) 830-0024
C: (256) 479-8396
fshi_xz@yahoo.com

You may also contact our Georgia office at ga-promo@ccaifamily.org!

Note from a family:  While the classes are free, the textbook and workbook is about $30.  Class size fluctuates between 7-10 students, depending upon schedules.  The group right now if a varied group.  Two of us have adopted from China and one is waiting to bring her daughter home.  We also have 1 Korean, 1 Japanese, and 1 Vietnamese woman in the class.  I mention this b/c we are learning about ALL Asian cultures and how they are different.  Great stuff!

Host an Orphan This Winter through CCAI’s Hosting Program

Dang Hong JuanWe still need families for 19 orphans!  Three of these wonderful children have $500 hosting grants, so if you have ever considered hosting, now is a great time!

Making the Difference

16 amazing families are already making the difference in the lives of 16 children through hosting this winter!  We ask that you to please consider opening your heart and home to an orphan over the holidays.  Giving the gift of family to a child over the holidays may be the most precious gift that you ever give, as well as receive!

To register for the photo listing of children available for hosting please visit the following link:  http://www.projectonefortythree.org/host/photo-listing-registration/.

If you have questions about hosting a child please email hosting@ccaifamily.org.

Life-Changer – Vol. 1 Issue 3

Life-ChangerTake a gander at CCAI’s latest Life-Changer charity newsletter! http://ccaifamily.org/OrphanCare/Docs/LifeChangerVol3-14.pdf.

Thank you all so much for your contributions to CCAI’s Children Charities efforts!  The entire charity team at CCAI wants to share with you the exciting projects that CCAI is doing in China because of your help.

We are gearing up for Orphan Awareness Month and our own CCAI Orphan Care Gala in November.  Thank you for being such incredible supporters on this continuous adventure as we endeavor to reach and improve as many children’s lives as possible and make dreams come true!