Donation Drive for Upcoming Trips

Donations have started to roll in... Thanks to the generous people who have already donated items for upcoming trips! My amazingly sweet, wonderful dentist, Dr. Whitney Delaney, of Clark, Delaney, & Tsang (www.smilereston.com) donated 500 adorable dolphin toothbrushes!!! That's what's in those cardboard boxes. I've also received clothing and some toiletry and health/nutrition

4 Countries, 7 Orphanages, Hundreds of Smiles

Well, it's been almost a week since I returned from my trip...what a whirlwind! In the next few days (or maybe weeks! :) ) I'm going to write a recap of my experiences. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventure, but I especially hope it gives you a glimpse into life for children in

July Hug Trip Expanded

That's right!! In addition to visits to orphanages in Chennai and Agra, India, I'm happy to share that I'll be headed to the Shanghai Healing Home http://charitydreamshanghai.com/our-home/ in China, as well as orphanages in South Korea on Jeju Island. The Shanghai Healing Home takes care of babies and toddlers with cleft lip and cleft palate pre- and

India Hug Trip in Planning Stages

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of several individuals, the first Hug Trip to India is now in the planning stage. In July 2014, I will be visiting several orphanages in both Chennai and Agra, with the possibility of additional trips, depending on additional funding.  

Creating My Dream Job

It's been said your dream job isn't out there; you have to create it. Well, this is my dream -- to travel the world visiting orphanages to share hugs, love, and hope.