Comfort Brings Joy
2018 Annual Campaign

Comfort Brings Joy – 2018 Annual Campaign



Every year our annual campaign addresses infrastructure needs at the children’s homes we support. Join us in bringing some comfort and joy to the children. Double your impact through our $10,000 in matching funds!

Fate determined the children must grow up in an orphanage, but we can make their lives fulfilling and their environment safe. Let’s care for all their needs.

Sponsorship support provides the basic necessities a child needs – food, shelter, education and love. But over time we have learned that many other threads make up the fabric of a child’s welfare. That’s where special projects come in.

Every fall we ask you to help make the children’s lives a bit better by improving the orphanages where they live. This year our campaign theme is Comfort Brings Joy. When the children know they are loved, know they are safe, and have as much comfort as is possible in a children’s home, then they are able to feel the joy of childhood.

You have seen our motto: Every Child is Our Child. We all know, of course, that we can’t actually treat every child in the world like we would treat our own children. But we can let the 3,350 kids who depend on our support know that we want the same things for them that we want for our children. Consider these situations and reflect on what you would do if your child or grandchild were facing this problem. We would not want any of our own children to live with these uncomfortable conditions when, working together, we have the power to fix them.

Double Your Impact!

We are happy to announce that because of several generous donors, we will match funds up to $10,000 for campaign projects.

2018 Comfort Brings Joy Annual Campaign
New dorm for 90 girls at Happy Home only needs $16,403 to finish this top priority project.
2018 Comfort Brings Joy Annual Campaign Project
Bethel Orphanage needs toilet renovations and new hand-washing stations for their boys.

 

2018 Comfort Brings Joy Annual Campaign Project
Girls at Nirmala Matha and Fatima Orphanages must bathe out in the open. They need private bathing rooms. “100 girls both young and teenagers share common bathing open space. But overcrowding causes conflicts and sadness.”- Sister Lumina
2018 Comfort brings Joy Annual Campaign Project
Katihar Boys’ Home and Athipet Home for Tribal Children need tables and chairs.  Athipet Administrator explains, “During the rainy season snakes are getting inside. So our children are feeling uncomfortable and scared to sit on the mud floor.”

Additional Compelling Needs

Father Zechariah at St. Mary’s Orphanage wrote this: “Since we have little light during night time we don’t know what is beside us. I myself got a scorpion sting in front of the boys’ hostel while we were having recreation after dinner.” They are asking for a generator.

Sister Anne at St. Anthony’s Orphanage wrote about barricading themselves in their rooms one night when a prowler tried to break into the girls’ hostel and the nuns’ sleeping area. They asked for security cameras.

Please look over the LIST OF PROJECT REQUESTS AND COSTS. And spend a little time thinking about how you might bring some comfort and joy to the children.

Thank you for your kind support.
 

These BEFORE and AFTER photos show the kind of needs we address and how much your support 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