SCH Christmas!


Sari
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.

UPDATED 12/8: GENERAL CHRISTMAS NEEDS FULLY FUNDED. READ ON BELOW SANTA’S SILHOUETTE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER INDIVIDUAL SCH HOMES THAT STILL REQUIRE GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS (JUBILEE AND COURAGE HOME TEAL).

Note that individual homes listed still need help completing their wishlists.

Are you looking for a Christmas or holiday cause for the upcoming holiday season?

Would you like to help support SCH’s local community in India?

Every year, the foster homes at SCH try as much as possible to support their local Indian staff during a particularly difficult time of year for some.

PD: Clipart image of three Christmas ornaments in the foreground; 3 red candles in the background behind 2 sprigs of evergreen.
PD: Clipart image of three Christmas ornaments in the foreground; 3 red candles in the background behind 2 sprigs of evergreen.

Many staff members who live locally will send part of their wages back to the rural villages and towns where they often live and have extended families. When you help SCH’s local staff, you help build global communities! Brighten someone’s Christmas today. To receive general updates regarding SCH, you can use the connection links listed at the very bottom of this post.

Also note, when you donate to SCH’s general fund, a portion of your donation may go toward covering bonuses that are not fundraised for specifically by a foster home, so any little bit helps. Please help by sharing this message if you are not able to give financially. We all know how stressful the holiday season can be.

Other Christmas resources, including SCH’s Christmas Catalog, can be found on this page on their official website! Giving options include:

  • Purchasing a Christmas gift for each child at SCH, in Hyderabad (16/16 gifts fulfilled) and Ongole (62/62 gifts fulfilled)
  • Completing staff bonuses for staff at Hyderabad (goal $1,000 USD) or Ongole (goal $2,000 USD) FULLY FUNDED!
  • Purchasing staff gifts for Hyderabad (34/34 gifts fulfilled) and Ongole (51/51 gifts fulfilled)
  • Donating toward one of SCH’s Christmas celebrations (goal: $1,000 USD/party x 2 parties – 1 for Hyderabad & 1 for Ongole) FULLY FUNDED!

Read on below Santa to find out about some home-specific initiatives centered around the upcoming Christmas season!

PD: Clipart image of Santa Claus's head & face in silhouetted profile.
PD: Clipart image of Santa Claus’s head & face in silhouetted profile.

COURAGE HOME

You can follow this link to be re-directed to Courage Home’s staff Christmas 2017 wishlist. There, you can select a shirt or sari/saree that will be given to one of 25 staff members (ayahs, watchmen, cooks, and other helpers) who reside and work within the home, providing support, love, care, food, and protection to the kids and foster parents alike.

Please consider sponsoring or purchasing an outfit this season, so that SCH staff members may have a memorable Christmas season. In addition to purchasing an outfit for each staff member, SCH also provides $35 USD bonuses for all staff members. Thanks to the generosity of donors, this need is fully funded!

25/25 ITEMS PURCHASED FOR A SCH STAFF MEMBER AT COURAGE HOME SO FAR. WISHLIST FULFILLED!

COURAGE HOME TEAL 

To help purchase items for the Courage Home Teal boys, refer to this Amazon India wishlist! Note that you must have an Amazon.in account in order to purchase items from the site.

13/13 SHIRTS PURCHASED FOR A COURAGE TEAL ‘MAN CUB’! PURCHASES COMPLETED!

JUBILEE HOME

Help Jubilee Home celebrate Christmas by purchasing a gift from this Amazon.in wishlist! Note that you must have an Amazon.in account in order to purchase items from the site.

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PD: Clipart of 3 red holly berries w/ 3 green leaves behind them.
PD: Clipart of 3 red holly berries w/ 3 green leaves behind them.

To purchase a Christmas gift for a child, young adult, or staff member at SCH, refer to the following Amazon.in wishlists:

Hyderabad Christmas or Ongole Christmas WISHLISTS FULFILLED!

As always, for more information on other ways you can donate and support SCH, refer to the resources below.

An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsorship 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 become an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school! Also, here is the link to SCH’s general fund. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SCH Logo Black
PD: 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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