105 in 105, day 16: *Zinnia!


PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Update 2015:

*Zinnia has been adopted!

To sponsor a child who still lives at SCH, refer to the resources at the bottom of this post.

To meet other children who still live at SCH and are listed for adoption with the Adoption Advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, use the resources at the top of my blog, under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy‘, then choose the tabs ‘Waiting Children‘ or ‘Find Me Friday‘.


Original post:

I’m back from my 2-day driving vacation from my relatives’ wedding and to visit my friend I’ve had since elementary school, and her beautiful new baby!

Since I was gone until 7:30 this evening, I am way late in posting child of the day for day 16: the adorable *Zinnia!

*Zinnia is three years old and has unique fingers and toes due to syndactyly (fusion) which does not affect her mobility. She’s attending a mainstream private school where she learns English, and she also lives in a foster home setting with a foster mom and other amazing school aged sisters from SCH!

*Zinnia is described as having an undeniably cute giggle, which she is much more likely to give now than she was when she came to SCH almost a year ago!

This lovely little girl has blossomed and come out of her shell thanks to the love of some amazing people. She has come such a long way.

From her sponsorship page:

Name: Zinnia

Birth Date: September 2009

Date to SCH: September 2011

Other Details About Me: My hands and feet are made uniquely; I have syndactyly.  I attend school and live in the school girls’ home with mostly older girls.  I learn a lot from them and they look out for me like good big sisters should.

There are still many other children at SCH waiting for sponsors, while others gain some every day! God is moving mountains once again. See my previous posts to find out which previously-featured children still need help to reach that full sponsorship stage.

Spread the word, sponsor a child!

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 $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (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. You can 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.

*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government 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.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

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