Updated June 2019:
*Piper and *Ainsley have both been adopted as of June! Both girls were at SCH for around a year before their respective adoptions. To support the foster siblings who still reside at Courage Home, visit their homepage here.
Updated September 2018:
*Piper is home at Courage!
Updated July 2018:
Courage Home Purple has welcomed 2 girls, and they are waiting on a third to become available to transfer, as well! The newest girls go by the blog names *Ainsley and *Izzy, and the third girl will be called *Piper! *Izzy is fully sponsored. Learn more about them here!
In order to get the girls set up, there are some things they need! Find CHP’s Amazon.in wishlist here. The girls need clothes (and socks, in particular!) and nutritional supplements the most!
Courage Home is home to two foster families: Courage Purple and Courage Teal. Former foster parent, Nathan, has transitioned back home, and foster parent Taylor has taken his place. She is raising 14 amazing boys at Courage Teal, ranging in age from toddler to school-aged.
If you’ve followed this blog before, you know Nikki and Merissa were co-foster moms to 12 wonderful boys and girls of varying ages at Courage Purple. Merissa also has an adopted daughter, Divya. Nikki and adopted daughter, Deepa, have moved back to Canada, where they are thriving, and foster mom Lydia has taken the position of co-foster mom alongside Merissa. If you’re not familiar with Lydia and Merissa (or former foster moms, Tori and Nikki), you can read all the posts under the tag ‘Courage Purple’ or search ‘Courage Purple’ in the search function on the front page of this blog.
- You can meet all the kids of Courage Home here.
- Find a list of kids who still need sponsorship funds at Courage Home here and here.
- For other current needs for Courage Purple, refer to this post. It is updated periodically.
Any amount you are able to give is helpful!
Co-foster mom at Courage Purple, Merissa, says:
“Do you have a class or group who wants to partner with an amazing organization and raise funds to directly benefit our kids in India? Now is an incredibly opportune time to do so! We just tallied the numbers and discovered that Courage Home has had a big decrease in sponsorship… leaving us in the red the past few months and behind on our bills.
Having to deal with money is one of my VERY least favorite parts of my role here at SCH. And being in debt is scary when there are so many kids to provide for. Please contact me if you/your group is interested in doing a fundraiser! If you are able to give personally, you can do so HERE, knowing that 100% of your donation will go towards paying electricity, food, rent, and water bills so we can continue providing for our kids!”
THANK YOU, VILLAGE ❤
PD: From L to R – *Lily, *Chloe (adopted!), *Mae, *Teagan (adopted!), & *Selah (adopted!) are grinning & holding a big, white banner that reads “Thank You, BCS” in black paint.
You can also read what former foster father, Nathan, had to say about these needs by reading his blog here.
All three foster parents stress the following sentiment in their blog/media posts: the most sustainable way to help SCH is to sponsor a child! You can use the resources listed at the bottom of this post to learn more about sponsorship, or explore the top bar of my blog for additional links to SCH resources for current financial needs.
If you can’t afford to give financially, please consider sharing this need! You can do so on your personal blog or social media accounts.
*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.
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 $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (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 become 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.