You hear me talk about Sarah’s Covenant Homes (SCH) all the time. They’re a pretty great organization! For starters, you can learn more about SCH by perusing their official website.
What are the main points of the website?
The site is organized by tabs at the top of each page – explore them to find out why SCH does what they do, learn about each of their homes and the children and young adults who live in them, find out how to contribute to their operational costs, explore other ways to help, and read their blog. Their vision can also be found if you scroll down to the bottom of the home page.
To give directly toward general costs at SCH, you can donate via Kindful.
What is this blog post primarily about?
One of the most important supports for SCH is monthly sponsorships for each and every child and young adult in their care. This most-recent blog post discusses why it is important to sponsor not just the cute, cuddly young children in SCH’s care, but also all the young adults who live with them, as well. SCH does not turn out children once they reach adulthood; if needed, they will receive lifelong support.
Older children and young adults with disabilities or special needs are less-likely to be sponsored, but need care just as much as the youngest infant. The children featured in the linked post above are all 16 years of age or over. Each is unique, and should be loved and celebrated for who they are as individuals.
Young adults who are featured in the post are:
- *Faith (Hyderabad – needs $325/month)
- *Dhivena (Hyderabad – needs $275/month)
- *Daniel (Ongole – needs $240/month)
- *Josh (Ongole – needs $250/month)
- *Serene (Hyderabad – needs $225/month)
Don’t be overwhelmed by that large number – you can give as low as $10/month to a child or young adult in need of sponsorship (the lowest suggested monthly donation is $25, but SCH can work with interested individuals who cannot afford to give that amount).
The young adults at SCH mainly live at these homes:
- Faith Home (donate here)
- Victory Home (donate here)
- Jubilee Home (donate here)
- Truth Home (donate here)
Each home also needs monthly support. Click the name of a home to donate directly to the operational costs of running that home, as well as meet all the young adults who live in them.
Why does SCH need help?
SCH relies completely on the aid of volunteers and donations. They do not receive funding from the government, so that means donations pay staff salaries, rent, and many other operational necessities. Monthly sponsorships ensure that every child and young adult has food, clean water, clothes, medical care (including life-saving and life-changing surgeries, therapies, medications, and so on), a place to live, and a caregiver/caregivers to help them succeed. Donations fund the volunteers who spend their time fostering or otherwise serving at SCH in various administrative positions.
Other Kinds of Sponsorship
There are also additional monthly sponsorships which can be pledged.
- You can sign up to become a medical sponsor here.
- Become a general educational sponsor here.
- Learn more about the school in Jubilee and Faith Homes, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.
- New Horizons provides education to the older girls & young ladies who live at Jubilee and Faith Homes, and the young men who live at Victory home, including (but not limited to): providing education on an individual level; hosting music class; teaching handicrafts as a vocation.
- Learn more about the school in Anchor Home, Little Lights Special School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.
- Little Lights provides pre-school education and is run by SCH volunteers.
- Learn more about the school in Courage Home Purple, Anjali School for the Blind, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.
- ASB provides education to both blind and sighted children at Courage Home Purple and other homes, as well as in the community. For blind children, they teach pre-Braille tactile and Braille skills, guide cane use and orientation, academics, and more. ASB also serves some older girls who are blind, furthering their Braille training, as well as children with other disabilities who are not enrolled in private schools.
Can’t afford to give financially on a monthly basis? 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 using these resources!
Lastly, here are the ways you can connect with SCH!
*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.