Lily Orphan Care Centers
Lily plays with a LOCC kid
When co-founders Lily Nie and Joshua Zhong started
CCAI in a basement apartment two decades ago, they never envisioned how many Chinese
orphans they would help. They also never foresaw the evolution of CCAI’s purpose
from just an adoption agency to a charitable force for improving thousands of lives
of abandoned Chinese children. This change of purpose came gradually. As more orphanages
opened up to international adoption, Lily and Josh saw the dilapidated state of
these state-run orphanages and the lack of training the staff received, particularly
in regards to special needs children. Realizing that they could make an immediate
difference in the lives of these special children, they established Lily Orphan
Care Centers (LOCC), named for CCAI co-founder Lily Nie.
CCAI opened its first LOCC in Hangzhou, China, in 2001. The huge success of this
first LOCC has led to the opening of 7 more LOCCs in other Chinese provinces, including
our most recent LOCC in Henan Province.
LOCCs serve as a powerful force to bring positive changes to orphanages and to elevate
orphan care conditions in China.
While the childcare model and standards of excellence remains the same between LOCCs,
CCAI works with individual provincial governments to either renovate a pre-existing,
run-down orphanage facility or build new childcare rooms from the ground up.
Through the LOCC training model, Chinese caretakers can visualize our child-centered
philosophy. CCAI invites caretakers from all over China to attend childcare training
at a local LOCC. We also send out multiple training teams to many other orphanages
to provide much-needed childcare knowledge and skills. Operating each LOCC and meeting
basic needs can be expensive. Our thanks go to CCAI's generous donors who make the
life changing LOCCs possible and our wonderful LOCC team in China who try their
best every day to bring care and hope to the children.
Opportunities to Make a Difference - Please consider helping
CCAI maintain a high standard of orphan care by contributing to the renovation and
daily operation of an LOCC. Should you like to specify your donation, you can choose
between covering some operational costs, sponsoring a child, contributing to the
general needs of these special children, or even helping to defray the cost of medical
treatments. If you are a medical professional or physical/occupational therapist,
CCAI could use you on a short-term medical mission or long-term caregiver assignment.
All donations are welcome. For more information, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-850-9998.
Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.