Update 2017: *Jodi lives at Faith Home Purple with 7 foster sisters – *Caroline, *Eleanor, *Kathleen, *Melanie, *Monica, *Sophia, and *Tatum. She loves to walk up and down the stairs between the Faith apartments, and does so completely independently! She is fully sponsored! To sponsor a child who still needs it, use the resources at the bottom of this post.
Update: *Jodi now walks independently.
Today’s featured child of the day is *Jodi! *Jodi is three years old and has
an intellectual disability cerebral palsy and hepatitis B. *Jodi can walk using a walker or holding hands and is very close to being able to walk herself! A recent volunteer has fallen in love with *Jodi and tried to get her up and walking every day until she had to leave. She has a sweet smile and crazy hair that sticks straight up when it’s grown out! She is very smart, outgoing, and independent. She loves to be tickled and has a beautiful, joyous laugh and smile that light up the room.
Are you one of Jodi’s sponsors?
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: July 2009
Date to SCH: July 2010
Other Details About Me: I have an Intellectual Disability and Hepatitis B. I am energetic and playful. I can walk with a walker or with somebody holding my hands…I am SO CLOSE to being able to walk by myself!
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 $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!