As the weather becomes more and more brisk outside and we stay warm and cozy in our homes, we can’t help but think of orphanages, migrant schools, and the less fortunate who often go without heat. Each year, Roundabout is one local charity that strives to serve heating needs during the winter months. Hearing that some children suffer the loss of fingers or toes due to frostbite, Roundabout hopes to fill the void by providing enough coal to keep orphanages in Hebei Province warm.
But as you know, Roundabout is once again without a home. Without their retail store, their ability to raise funds in order to help others is limited. However, many others are stepping up to assist them in their efforts, and there are opportunities for you to continuing supporting Roundabout as well.
*The Book Fair held at the British Rego School on Saturday, November 19 from 10am-3pm: The very popular book sale is back, with thousands of new selections to choose from – perfect for holiday gifts or vacation reading. Students from ISB have been donating many, many children’s books as a part of a grade-wide learning unit, answering Leslie’s call for that particular need. Book donations of all kinds are welcome and can be dropped off at British Rego School, Beijing United Family Hospital in Lido, The Familier Center, or Links Moving Company. Christmas cards will also be sold at this time, and there will be a small selection of board games, soft toys and baby equipment available. Call Flora at 159 1068 7053 for more information, or e-mail RoundaboutChina@gmail.com for the full list of book donation drop off locations.
*Roundabout has partnered with Claire’s Music Studio in Euro Plaza to create this year’s Charity Christmas CD, a two-disc collection of area children, adults and families singing holiday favorites. Cost is RMB 100, and it will be available to purchase at Claire’s Music Studio, Tai Tai, Tata Hair Salon, and most of the international school Christmas bazaars. You may also call 137 1877 7761 to purchase. The goal is to sell 1,000 CDs, raising 100,000 RMB for the coal project.
*Christmas cards will also be sold at all upcoming holiday bazaars.