Joy Home: Current Needs!


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.

Welcome to a post all about the current needs of Joy Home!

Joy Home is home to 9 girls ranging between 2 and 19. The majority of our Joy Home girls attend local public schools where they learn English, math, and science. They also have on-site tutors to help with schoolwork. A few older girls attend Anjali School for the Blind, our on-site school for blind children. This energetic bunch loves to spend time playing together, and is frequently found playing on the trampoline.

Sign up to make a one-time or recurring donation to the general financial needs of Joy Home here!

Sponsorship!

Partially Sponsored

Fully Sponsored

Adoption!

*Alicia, *Angel, *Anna, *Bethany, *Eloise, *Honor, *Livy, *Lucy, *Jeanette, *Phoebe, *Rosie, and & *Violet have all been adopted internationally!

The following kids are listed for adoption, and their profiles can be found on the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow!

Learn more at the top bar of my blog – find the tab ‘Waiting Children’ under the ‘Adoption Advocacy’ drop-down menu in the header.

  • *Esther is AT RISK OF AGING OUT! She needs to be adopted by June 2021.
    • 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
  • *Victoria is AT RISK OF AGING OUT! She needs to be adopted by April 2020…
    • 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

Birthday Support!

Did you know you can sponsor a birthday party for a child who lives at Joy home?? It’s a fantastic, easy way to donate and ensure each child is thoroughly celebrated! Each month prior, the next month’s birthdays will appear on the birthday sponsorship page! For example, in early July, birthdays will be posted for August.

“Birthdays are a big deal around here and with 130 kids, there are many reasons to celebrate. Our Birthday Program was created to provide you with a way to bless our kids in a very special way on their special day. Give to our birthday fund to help us provide a cake and memories to share for years to come. For a donation of any amount to our birthday fund, you will receive an email with highlights from the party that you sponsored. A donation of just $10 will cover a cake for the birthday child to enjoy!”

  • February: *Gemma
  • April: *Victoria
  • June: *Esther, *Muffy, *Tricia
  • October: *Heidi
  • November: *Paxton
  • December: *Stephanie

*Jackalynn’s birthday is unknown (will update if this changes!). There are currently no birthdays at Joy in January, March, May, July, August, or September.

Amazon Wishlists!

Use the wishlists below to provide needed items to kids at Joy Home by purchasing from Amazon India (note that you will need a separate account from your home country’s Amazon site to place orders).

  • General needs: here

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 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 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.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram

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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