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 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!