Update 2018: *Melanie is described as a sweet little charmer. She is a happy little girl who laughs at the littlest things. Melanie is able to walk with little assistance and is always going around to explore. She lives at Faith Home, and needs $140/month in additional funds to be fully sponsored. Sign up to sponsor *Melanie here!
Update: *Melanie has learned to walk independently and is now living in a new foster home.
It is *Melanie’s day to shine! *Melanie’s a cute 3 year old with an absolutely stunning grin! She isn’t yet sitting on her own, but this little girl is a fighter and has come so far. When *Melanie arrived at SCH last year, she was sick, but now she’s feeling much better. *Melanie has cerebral palsy and is not yet sitting independently or walking. But oh, the potential! *Melanie is so young. Getting physiotherapy intervention now will help *Melanie begin to make strides and meet milestones.
*Melanie’s giggle is amazing and so heartwarming! *Melanie’s progress matters. Be a part of her life, watch her grow and develop by partnering with SCH to sponsor her. Or if you can’t help financially, please please PLEASE share these stories, including *Melanie’s!
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Other Details About Me: I am a happy little girl who laughs at the littlest things! I have an adorable giggle. I cannot sit up by myself, but will scoot right over over to play with you when you sit down near me.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include monthly 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 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!