Update 2017: *Alina now lives at Faith Home Green with 7 sisters. She still needs $250/month to be fully sponsored. Sponsor here.
From her sponsorship page: *Alina is a described as a sweetheart, with the best hugs to offer. She has the biggest brown eyes and a cute button nose. She giggles with glee when she is tossed in the air. You can always tell when *Alina is around, because she makes the silliest sounds. *Alina has a seizure disorder and CP. We are currently working on crunches, sitting and standing with support in therapy because she is such a strong girl, but she is learning how to control her body.
Meet sweet *Alina! *Alina has a seizure disorder, cerebral palsy, and strabismus, and she also loves to giggle! *Alina is so happy now that she’s been at SCH for a while, and gives huge smiles to prove it. Alina’s days and nights used to be mixed up, just like little Elodie! This super-ticklish babe has come so far, and continues to thrive at SCH thanks in part to her partial sponsorship. According to her sponsorship page, she is currently working on crunches, sitting, and standing with support in therapy, because she is such a strong girl, but is learning how to control her body.
Sponsorship covers costs for nutritious food, clean drinking water, life-giving supplements, medical care including doctor’s visits, medications, and any therapies they may need including physiotherapy, a warm bed to sleep in, ayahs, nurses, caregivers, and foster parents to nurture them and keep them safe, and the safety of a home, plus so much more! Sponsorship sends love to a child, whether you are far away from SCH or just down the street. Sponsorship does so much! If you can’t afford to give financially, please share this need.
It takes a village to raise a child, SCH is raising 170+. And they count on donations alone to make that happen. SCH does not receive any assistance from the government and is a 501c3 charitable organization – you can help with this need.
From *Alina’s sponsorship page:
Birth Date: June 2009
Date to SCH: September 2011
Other Details About Me: I have a seizure disorder and Cerebral Palsy. Since joining my SCH family, I’ve grown happier and now reward people with huge, wide-mouthed smiles.
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!