On November 20, our team attended the Zocou Christmas Market at the Shanghai Center. The table was graciously donated by Zocou for Olivia’s Place to promote Olivia’s Foundation, our not-for-profit organization. It was a beautiful autumn day and the market was crowded. We had a colorful table display with brochures, foundation information, and ‘Move it Monster’ cards. Many people stopped by to learn about our organization and to make donations. We spoke with many people about ‘Move it Monster’ cards, an activity card set designed by physical therapists at Olivia’s Place to get kids moving, even if they are stuck indoors because of bad weather or poor air quality. By the end of the afternoon we had raised 1300 RMB for the foundation and lots of families had great stocking stuffers that encourage physical activity!
Olivia’s Foundation is a US registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to financially support the therapy needs of individual children in China, regardless of their country of origin. In addition, the Foundation promotes access to high quality therapy for all children in China and acts as a community resource for the development of inclusive school models. We partner with local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, orphanages, and other organizations to provide technical expertise, training, and other resources. The foundation also coordinates pro bono work on behalf of the employees of Olivia’s Place and visiting clinicians and major volunteer initiatives in China.