2022 Annual Campaign

Protect the Children

Safe at Home Annual Campaign for Special Projects



Every year our annual campaign completes special projects at the children’s homes we support. Join us in improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. See below and choose a project that speaks to you.

Safe at Home Annual Campaign

 

Can you imagine being a child and fearing that you might step on a deadly snake when you have to visit the toilet at night? For those children that short trip to the bathroom is not just a groggy shuffle in bedroom slippers; it is a dreaded experience.

Safe at Home is the theme for our 2022 annual fundraising campaign to improve living conditions in the children’s homes. We chose this name because many of the project requests involved keeping the children safe from deadly snakes, disease-carrying mosquitos, and scorpions. Let’s do all we can to protect the children against these threats so they can feel safe without fear.

All the Projects Requests

 

COMFORT AND SAFETY

Nirmala Matha Home with 280 girls – Poisonous snakes are coming into the compound. To protect the children and cooks, the home needs solar lighting for toilets, bathing rooms and kitchen. Cost: $6,637

Athipet Tribal Girls’ Home with 194 girls – Doors on shelves and cabinets to keep snakes and insects out. Cost: $3,553

St. Elizabeth’s Children’s Home with 51 children – Screens for windows and doors so that snakes and mosquitoes cannot get into the dormitory. Cost: $2,443

Lucile Colony Girls’ Hostel with 35 girls – A grill over their solar hot water system to keep monkeys out. Also replacement of 4 tubes damaged by the monkeys. Cost: $669

Anna Vitiello Home with 64 children – Bunk beds (Cost: $5,000) with mattresses (Cost: $2,700) to get 64 children off floor. Cost: $7,700

Annai Scholastica with 66 children – Nighttime solar lighting  for the children’s toilets, bathing rooms and the study hall. Cost: $4,974

St. Anthony’s Orphanage with 135 children – Solar panels for night lighting when the power is out. Cost: $11,488

Balavikasita Orphanage with 86 children – 6 inverters for a battery-powered lighting system for the boys’ and girls’ homes. Currently, the children eat and study by candlelight when the power is out. Cost: $4,313 Partially Funded

Happy Home for Children with 90 children – 40 fold-up cots and mattresses to get 40 girls off the floor. Cost: $3,375

Little Flower Home with 97 children – Screens for windows and doors. Cost: $3,868

CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

Sister Seline’s Home with 30 children – Repair and replace wood furniture, doors and windows damaged by termites. Cost: $12,172

Balavikasita Orphanage with 86 children – Government mandated painting of the dormitory inside and out. Cost: $5,157

Bethel Orphanage with 60 children – Painting the outside of the boys’ and girls’ dorms. Also repairing walls, windows, and door frames. Cost: $6,844

Athipet Tribal Girls’ Home with 194 girls – Open-air shed with roof for washing and drying clothes. Cost: $7,948

Fatima Home with 47 children – Construction of a room for government officials and social workers to meet privately with children and for relatives of the children to stay overnight. Cost: $10,239

WATER & SANITATION

FUNDED! See below

HEALTH

Anna Vitiello Home with 64 children – Refrigerator to preserve food. Cost: $657

Balavikasita Orphanage with 86 children – Kitchen appliances and utensils have worn out and need to be replaced. Cost: $4,458

Bridge of Hope Children’s Village with 78 children – 10 homes need to be refurnished with: sofas, lockers, chairs, table, desks, beds, bedding, refrigerator & stove. Per home= Cost: $5,384/home or Cost: $53,840 for 10 homes. Cost: $5,384

TRANSPORTATION

Nambikkai Illam with 76 children – A motor scooter for appointments and to purchase groceries. Cost: $1,563

Note:

If you wish your contribution to go towards a specific project, you can write it in the note section at check-out.
The orphanage administrators really need your help to protect the children from these very real threats to their safety. Please give whatever you can to keep the children Safe at Home. If we all pitch in, it’s amazing what we can do together. 

Campaign Projects Funded To Date:

  • Nithya Sahaya Matha with 88 children – Electrical wiring and painting for study hall, book room and kitchen. Cost: $1,619
  • Little Flower Home with 97 children – Increase the height of their compound wall for privacy. Cost: $805
  • Little Flower Home with 97 children – Septic System. Cost: $627
  • Katihar Boys’ Home with 160 boys – 14 outdoor toilets that need renovation and they will add six new. Cost: $4,775
  • Happy Home for Children with 90 children – Underground water tank. Cost: $2,110
  • Anna Vitiello Home with 64 children – Washing machine. Cost: $782
  • Raichur Girls’ Hostel with 57 girls – Electric repairs and window screen replacement. Cost: $229
  • Annai Scholastica with 66 children – CCTV security camera system. Cost: $1048
  • Anna Vitiello Home with 64 girls – CCTV security camera system. Cost: $887
  • Anna Vitiello Home with 64 girls – Computer and printer. Cost: $1,459
  • Swadhar Home with 40 girls – Walled privacy area additional funding needed. Cost: $2,203
  • Thank you for your kind support for the Safe at Home Campaign.
     

    Extreme Makeovers

    These BEFORE and AFTER photos show the kind of needs we address and how much your assistance is changing the lives of children.

     

    BEFORE-Bethel Orphanage needed a new kitchen.
    AFTER-WC donors provided a new kitchen with a smokeless stove and a dining hall

     

    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE-Athipet Home needed a new toilet facility
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER-WC donors provided these toilets for Katihar Home
    Athipet needs new toilets
    AFTER – Borewell
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Large Water Filter System
    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE -Toilet Building
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Toilet Building
    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE – Bath Water
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Solar Hot Water Heater
    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE – No Beds or Nets
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Beds with Mosquito Nets
    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE-Eating on the Ground
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Dining Tables
    Athipet needs new toilets
    BEFORE – Random Electricity
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Small Generator for Happy Home
    Athipet needs new toilets
    AFTER – Solar Power System at Swadhar Home
    Katihar children at new toilet building
    AFTER – Large Generator for Bethel Orphanage