No More Sleeping on The Floor – Beds for India

  • $10,800.00

    Donated of $10,000.00 Goal

  • $10,800.00

    Every $500 Donated Funds 3 Open Tables - See Stretch Goals Below

  • 73

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  • 0

    Days to Go

Odisha, India

Project Overview

In remote parts of India many children and youth want the opportunity to attend school. However, in some of those remote areas, there are no schools available. Therefore, many children, youth and their families make the decision for the youth to attend a school in a location far from their homes.

Those youth must move from their homes and live, nearly all the school year, in a hostel. Community of Christ sponsors two hostels in the western part of the state of Odisha.

One of those hostels cares for 80 children 6-16 years of age. Another hostel is home during the school year to 16 older students, ages 16-22. While living in the hostels students learn about responsibility, how to live together in community, and they learn about the identity, message and mission of Community of Christ.

The environment in the hostels positively contributes to the shaping and forming of these young persons. However, you can be involved in making that environment even more safe and comfortable. The children have no beds in the hostel. Each night they unroll their straw mats onto a cement floor, place a small blanket on the mat and attempt to get a good night’s rest.

With your support we can place each of these children in her or his own bed. Beds for these children will not only contribute to greater comfort and safety, but they will be better rested and able to be more productive in their studies. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child who has experienced impoverishment throughout life.

Help that child know this community cares, by giving him or her a bed of their own.

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