2022 Annual Campaign
Protect the Children
Safe at Home Annual Campaign for Special Projects
Safe at Home Annual Campaign
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
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
Nambikkai Illam with 76 children – A motor scooter for appointments and to purchase groceries. Cost: $1,563
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:
These BEFORE and AFTER photos show the kind of needs we address and how much your assistance is changing the lives of children.