Thanks to my most amazing mother-in-law, I can still receive my Real Simple magazine while I am in India! Those once-per-month care packages are the best! Thanks, Dianne!
One evening, while Sean and I were having a coffee break in our home, we were reading our magazines and sharing what was in our current issue. In the Home section of Real Simple I saw some lamps.
The conversation went something like this:
Sean – “Imagine what we could do if everyone who was going to buy this lamp – even the cheaper one – gave the money to CCH instead. What could we do with all this money?”
This is how our money conversations have been going recently. Ever since we visited our children’s homes and wrote down the list of needs in these homes, everything from shoes to ceiling fans to school tuition, we’ve evaluated all potential purchases from this perspective.
With the money for that $275 lamp, we could buy:
- 10 school backpacks: $45
- 3 ceiling fans for the home (and a 110 degree summer is coming!): $67
- 10 bath towels: $23
- 10 sets of flip-flops for those kids without footwear: $25
- Send all the children to a local water park this summer: $70
and still have $45 leftover for a nice lamp (probably at IKEA!).
When Sean and I visited these homes, we wrote down all the small and large needs in order to post them on our Facebook Page where we’ve made it very easy to donate to these specific needs:
And we would also love for you to take the extra step of:
and if you want to really go for it:
2) post our Covenant Children’s Homes Page in your status update, which means that all your Facebook friends can have access to our Page and donate as well.
Just a few clicks, a small financial contribution and a lot of kids in India, much less two program directors, will be extremely grateful.
And if you happen to be a part of an organization or church or foundation of some kind and would be interested in sponsoring a whole home of children, the annual cost for a family-style living environment and the best education in the local area is approximately $6,000 for 10 kids. 10 kids! Just $6,000! Help us or send us in a direction that could help us – we SO appreciate your partnership!
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