What could be more exciting?
A new home for some amazing children at ISRC!
ISRC is our wonderful partner orphanage that inspired Brie and I to start Illuminate India in 2011. We have been supporting them through our therapeutic interventions project and our essential provisions project. Read about our most recent trip to visit ISRC here.
For many years they have been renting a portion of the building that houses their special needs children as well as the toddlers and school age children who are placed there because of abandonment. The building is old and in a consistent state of disrepair. The rent has been raised often and ISRC has had to pay for repairs out of pocket.
The director has been hopeful for many years that ISRC would be able to build a permanent home for the children on a plot of land that ISRC owns. And now, her dream is coming true! The plans have been drawn up for a two story building with an enclosed outdoor courtyard for the children to be able to safely play in.
To fund just the building, we need to raise a minimum of $60,000. But we would really like to raise $75,000 so that ISRC would have funds to provide new furnishings (like hospital beds for the children who are medically fragile), and outfit the building with the best design to ensure that the special needs children can have the best care.
We have had a generous donor come forward and donate $25,000 toward this project. In addition, the same donor has agreed to donate $25,000 more as a matching grant donation!!!!! What a blessing!!! If we raise just $25,000, we will have the $75,000 we need to fund the construction and provide these children with a home.
We need you! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for ISRC.
Any extra we raise would go towards our projects that support the children at ISRC (physical and speech therapy/special education and nutritious foods).
It is expected that they will be breaking ground sometime toward the middle of next month. That’s in just a few short weeks!
Do you have a heart for orphans? Special needs children? Abandoned children?
You can even start your own campaign to help fund this project here.Set a goal amount, share with your family and friends and make a lasting difference in these children’s lives.
Please spread the word. We
don’t have much time to fund this project.
These children are so precious. We can’t wait to see them in their new home!