November 8th, 2009 Money Raised
All profits from the sale of the cards go to the children at the homes
The funds raised are split 50/50
Half on fun activities– Outings to the theam park, cinema, zoo, games, lots of creative art workshops, murals, monthly birthday parties for the children and building a playground
Half on the running costs of the home/center and schooling– including clothes, shoes , beds, school supplies and sports equipment. We’ve provided electricity, clean water, built a well, put in mosquito screens, safety netting, funded building projects, created a dry food supply fund and provided hundreds of meals
Before and after a new bedroom
The children get involved with painting the new playground and mural
Art Sessions Mosaic making
Making cupcakes Trips to the fun fair
The following Children’s homes are involved in the project.
The Sri Jinananda Childrens Home, Wellawatta
The Rev Urumutte Sugathananda Thero started his activities for war orphans in 1972
He started the children’s home in Colombo with seven boys aiming to provide shelter education and future employment.
Over the years the Home has grown and at present houses 74 boys, aged 4 and upwards.
Although the home was initially started for the war orphans it is now also home to
• Abandoned children
• Children whose parents are in prison
• Affected by 2004 tsunami
• Street children
• Children placed by authorities
The home receives no governmental funding and is solely reliant upon donations and contributions from private individuals and local business organisations.
Previous years has involved –
Shilpa Children’s home, Colombo 5
Founded in 1987 to provide shelter and education for children left destitute by the war and terrorism.
Now it homes about 50 girls aged between 6-18 provides shelter, security, care and education to children in need especially those affected by the conflict and tsunami.
Shilpa also provides training to low income women in the locality by helping to raise quality of life for them and their families.
Manacare Foundation Hopes and Dreams centre , Telwatta
A rehabilitation centre for disadvantaged people in south west Sri Lanka, their aim is to provide the people of the community with vocational training, a sustainable income and the development of health care and education services.
They have a Montessori school and offer extra curricular classes for the older children in the area, computer, art, drama and sports.