Our sponsors and donors are what allow us to do what we do.
In this time of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together. That’s the idea behind the #GivingTuesdayNow movement. Organizations from all over the world are asking their supporters to give today. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still operating, still providing support to our partners overseas.
Kidstown supports children’s homes in India, Nepal, and Romania, and our homes haven’t gone without being impacted by current events. As many services have shut down due to lock-downs in these countries, food and supplies have become scarce and more expensive. In addition, the children’s homes and their leaders are now responsible for continuing the kids’ education while schools are closed. This means buying additional school supplies, hiring tutors, and spending more of their time working with the children.
Without these homes, many of these children would be in dire situations. Coming from the streets, broken families, or other difficult circumstances, many of these kids would be facing sickness, starvation, and neglect. Without the support of our donors and sponsors, these children would be without hope! But instead these kids are fed, supported, and loved.
Here are a few excerpts from recent reports from our children’s homes:
- From a home in India: They have been able to use this time of being locked down in their home as a time of connection and growing closer with each other. The leader says “we get more time to be confined with our beloved children and family. We get more time to share God’s love to them and spend more time together meditating on God’s word and have much fun with our children.”
- From a home in Romania: As nobody can come in or go out, all of our food or materialy donations are canceled . Its result is that our incomes are reduced, but not our expenses. As there is no school, the children need supervision 24hours…As we look around the fear is on the top number 10, as we look at the Word of God our worries are down. So it is an oscillatory situation.You can`t calculate, you can’t plan.There’s a very strange feeling. We just believe in God and in His Salvation.
- From a home in Nepal: Practically all things are alright and usual. But we are praying for hand wash soaps, towel each for everyone, Sanitizers, Masks, separate linens for the special beds, special gun ray temperature instrument, electric jugs and thermos.
- From a home leader in India: Thank you for your financial support and upholding us in your prayers and have great concern about us when your country also faces the same crises. Do continue to pray for us and we are also praying for you. Thank you and MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL and PROTECT YOU.
Our goal is to make sure each and every home, and therefore each and every child, has the resources and support necessary to make it through this crisis. We want all the kids, home leaders, regional directors, tutors, and others involved in these children’s lives to stay healthy and safe.
That’s why today, on this special Giving Tuesday, we are asking for your help. The additional costs that our homes are facing fall outside our normal budget, but we want to continue providing the support they need. Even just a few extra dollars will help our homes provide food, hygiene supplies, and the educational materials and support that these children need.
Please consider giving, and reaching out to family and friends. We hope you are staying safe during this time, and we deeply appreciate your support and prayers.