Before I address the common question - just want to post some exciting news... The buzz today is....HopeChest has raised $3,000 in the first day of their fundraiser. That's about 100 cans of formula for the transitional home! Want to spread the news?? Go to Tom's Blog: www.tomdavis.typepad.com and copy the blog button code and then paste it onto your own blog!
Now - about the question...Several of you have asked if we have contacted the company that sells Nutramigen to see if they would donate any of the formula. The answer is yes. Unfortunately Mead Johnson will not donate the formula (even to another non-profit) if they know it is for a cause outside of the country. As soon as they knew that it was a request for Ethiopian orphans they said they could not do that.
There may be reasons for which we are unaware. I know when I tried to have a particular company ship an item to China for some friends of mine there they said they could not do it because of some customs issues... who knows... Hope the reason is a good one because there are a lot of orphans in need of this formula. We tried!
But hey! God is bigger than Mead Johnson and Tom Davis's non-profit, Children's Hope Chest, is getting a lot of action over their fundraiser for this formula. Don't miss out on the action! If you haven't read our previous post, read it now and click on the link to donate and participate in getting this life saving formula to severely malnourished babies!