Update 2018: *Wendy is a bright light! She is now sometimes wearing glasses to help her vision, and they’re so cute on her! She needs $220/month to reach full sponsorship. Sponsor her here.
Update 2017: *Wendy continues to learn vocational work, such as making jewelry and traditional Indian garlands, at her foster home, Faith Home Yellow, where she recently moved with some foster sisters close to her in age after a new property was purchased by SCH.
Update 2015: *Wendy now lives in a foster home with foster parents, 3 sisters, and SCH foster sisters. She attends on-site vocational school. She is learning sign language, music, and handiwork – jewelry-making and garland stringing. She sometimes wears a splint on her hand to help her use it more efficiently, as hemiplegia affects one side of her body and makes her hand tight and difficult for her to use.
It’s day 2 of SCH’s 105 in 105 sponsorship campaign. Today’s child of the day is *Wendy!
Although *Wendy is actually a young adult, she still lives at SCH, because SCH doesn’t believe in sending children away once they reach a certain age (the age after which they become unable to be adopted). *Wendy is a beautiful, smiley girl who, despite her needs, is always waiting to greet you when you arrive at SCH, and is always willing to show you all her prettiness! I would love to meet *Wendy some day. We are around the same age.
I love SCH, and am proud to say they would never send someone away because of their age. Sponsoring *Wendy helps pay for all the necessary things she needs to thrive.
Here is what Sarah has to say about *Wendy (via Facebook):
*Wendy is an endearing young lady who genuinely cares about people and will be one of the first to greet and hug a new volunteer. She enjoys wearing jewelry and going shoe-shopping. She loves Jesus and was baptized a few years ago. *Wendy was one of our first ten children, coming to us as a teen. She has cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability.
*Wendy is too old now to be eligible for adoption, and will be with us at SCH to brighten up the place for the rest of her life. Help us care for her by sponsoring her or sharing on your wall to help her find a sponsor.
And here is a little bit of information from *Wendy’s sponsorship page:
Birth Date: October 1990
Date to SCH: January 2008
Other Details About Me: I have Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and an Intellectual Disability. I seem to always have a HUGE smile on my face and will be one of the first to greet you with a hug and kiss.
SCH does not turn anyone out because of age. It is not just a home for children with disabilities, it is a home for young adults in need of care as well. This means there is no ‘aging out’ (the eldest person in SCH’s care history was 30 ^_^). The ‘big kids’ need sponsors too!
If you can’t afford to sponsor at the full amount, ask your friends to donate with you! Remember, even if you can’t directly sponsor a child or young adult, you can help find them a sponsor by passing this on through re-blogging or linking to social media sites.
Advocate, spread the word, make a difference in a child’s life!
SCH is doing great things in the lives of special needs orphans in India! Come be a part of the lives of the children and young adults at SCH by spreading the word, sponsoring a child, etc. You can make a difference! Happy helping 🙂
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $10/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian governmental guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!