105 in 105, day 86: Ginger!


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 2018: *Ginger needs $235/month more to be fully sponsored! Sign up to sponsor her here. She’s recently lost one of her teeth! How exciting!

*Ginger is listed as available for international adoption through the adoption listing and advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow! To learn more, refer to the ‘Waiting Kids’ page in the drop-down menu at the top of my blog, under the heading ‘Adoption Advocacy’.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

PD: *Ginger wears a white dress with pink floral print & a bow in her short, curly hair.  You can see a hint of her shy smile under the graphic that protects her identity by covering her face.

Update 2017: *Ginger now lives at Jubilee Home. She attends on-site school where she learns handicrafts such as beaded bracelets and flower garlands as a vocation, attends music class, and learns academics at her own educational level. Learn more about her school, New Horizons, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.

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Original post:

Today’s the day I get to introduce you to *Ginger! *Ginger is totally beautiful. She has the curliest dark hair and big, brown eyes. What an amazing transformation *Ginger has experienced since coming to SCH 3 years ago! She’s gone from a skinny, sad, immobile child who self-soothed by banging her head on the walls and floors, to  rambunctious girl-on-the-go!

*Ginger is 8 years old. She has spastic cerebral palsy, but despite this, learned to walk within 9 months of arriving at SCH. This little girl is a miracle! She has a gorgeous smile and is described as having a fun personality. *Ginger’s blog name and her official name are both spices, which I think is really cute :).

*Ginger sounds like such a ham! Will you consider sponsoring Ginger so that she may continue to entertain everyone with her spunky personality, beautiful smile, and heavenly giggles, all while learning and growing in a safe environment?

That’s what you’re doing when you sponsor *Ginger (or any other child) – you provide them with the tools and basic necessities to ensure that they live the best quality of life possible! Every child has potential, including *Ginger. Think about how far she has come in just 3 years – now imagine how much further she will go with your love and support!

Sponsorship pays for *Ginger’s healthy food and clean water, physical therapy, medications, and doctor’s visits, her team of ayahs and nurses, volunteers and staff, on-site schooling, a warm bed to sleep in, and so much more. It tells her you love her, no matter how near or far you live.

From her sponsorship page:

Name:  Ginger

Age: 8

Birth Date: April 2004

Date to SCH: December 2009

Other Details about me:  I have spastic cerebral palsy. Since being at SCH, I have learned to walk! I delight everyone with my smiles and giggles.

Spread the word, sponsor a child.

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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!

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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