On May 12th a devastating earthquake destroyed much of Sichuan Province in China leaving countless children in despair. Mercy Corp, realizing the magnitude of the long journey back to normal childhood, is working with two local partner organizations – the All China Youth Federation and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation – to speed their recovery.

Mercy Corp is helping heal these children through two proven approaches: Comfort for Kids, which was developed in conjunction with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Moving Forward, a Nike-supported sports program established in response to last year’s Peru earthquake.

The Harrington Family Foundation has made a donation to Mercy Corps targeted to these programs to help reach thousands of children who have lost loved ones, classmates, homes and schools to China’s worst disaster in decades.