Last month, KidsFirst Foundation board member Deb Rigney and her
husband and former board member, Scott, traveled to visit the Hogar
Orphanage outside of Cusco, Peru. In partnership with Peruvian Hearts,
the Foundation donated $2,500 to buy 30 new mattresses, pillows, sheets
and blankets for the girls living in the orphanage. Prior to our donation, the
girls were sleeping uncomfortably on thin foam pads that were very old.
"The girls were so excited to pick out the color for their mattresses and
their new sheets that you would have thought it was Christmas," said Deb
Rigney. "They couldn't wait to go to sleep that night and they were also
thrilled with the laptops, vitamins, underwear, socks and soccer balls that
were donated by the Foundation and mutual friends. It was such a great
experience to help meet some of their needs."
The Rigneys were
travelling with 10
other people on their
trip and the group
was so inspired by
support that they
pitched in too. The
group of 10 raised
an additional $1,000
to purchase 30 blankets
for the girls.