Christel House International

Christel House helps children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
Mar 12, 2013

Christel House India Graduating Class of 2013

Christel House India 2013 Graduating Class
Christel House India 2013 Graduating Class

Meet the Christel House India 2013 graduating class. We could not be more proud of our students. Each one of these students has overcome immense obstacles to reach this great achievement. Along with facing academic challenges, they have also fought through hunger, family loss, fear, abuse, abandonment, and homelessness. They have triumphed.

With your support, we can continue to help even more students break the barriers of poverty and defeat the odds.

And on Wednesday, your contribution can go even further.

Global Giving is holding a Bonus Day this Wednesday, March 13th. They will provide a 30% match on every gift made to Educate an Indian Girl-Child from the Slums -- up to $1,000. This means that you can have an even greater impact.

We greatly appreciate your continued support of Christel House India.

There is $50,000 available. Matching begins at 9am EST and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 p.m.

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Dec 7, 2012

Their Luxuries - A Toilet, Shower & Fork

Student Eating at Christel House India
Student Eating at Christel House India

Every year, Christel House India enrolls a new kindergarten class. It is so exciting to see the children reacting to many new sights and experiences. Like other children entering kindergarten, Christel House students begin to learn their colors, numbers and ABC’s. Unlike other children, however, they also must learn how to use a real toilet, how to shower and how to hold a fork, as these are experiences they have never had the luxury of learning. During their first few weeks of school, students often stuff their pockets full of food when provided lunch in the cafeteria; they have never seen so much food in their lives and want to bring it home for their families to eat as well.

While many of us this holiday season, will worry about what we are going to make for Christmas dinner, buy for our spouse’s second cousin, or wear to our company party, many Christel House children will continue to worry about whether there will be anything to eat for dinner, if they will sleep on the lumpy mattress or the dirt floor, or whether anyone in the family will have too much to drink and come home to beat them.

No child should be in constant concern over his or her safety or basic needs. They should be concerned with learning how to read, write, give and share.

Our mission at Christel House is to help these kids, families, and future generations escape their lives of poverty… forever.

 We can’t do this without your help.  This month, Global Giving has introduced a matching program for all Recurring Gifts. This means that if you make a pledge in December to give a small monthly donation to Christel House every month, Global Giving will match this amount in December, doubling your contribution and impact at this important time of the year.

Would you consider making a year-end gift or a year-long pledge this giving season? Any amount, big or small, can make a tremendous difference.

Give. Transform a life.

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Dec 7, 2012

A Different Reality

Christel House South Africa Students
Christel House South Africa Students

During a visit last month to Christel House South Africa, our Christel House CFO had a conversation with a circle of kindergarteners.  One of the students told a story about how his brother had recently been “shot in the butt.” Although the circle of children chuckled raucously at the placement of the shot, the reality of this situation was not at all humorous. After the first child shared his story, each student in the circle followed by detailing how they had also seen or experienced a shooting firsthand. At the age of five or six, these children had lived through a tragic life experience most of us could hardly fathom.  This shared story was commonplace for these kids.

While many of us this holiday season, will worry about what we are going to make for Christmas dinner, buy for that certain someone, or wear to our company party, many Christel House children will continue to worry about whether there will be anything to eat for dinner, if they will sleep on the lumpy mat or the dirt floor, or whether anyone in the family will have too much to drink and come home to beat them.

No child should be in constant concern over his or her safety or basic needs. They should be concerned with learning how to read, write, give and share.

Our mission at Christel House is to help these kids, families, and future generations escape poverty… forever.

 We can’t do this without your help.  This month, Global Giving has introduced a matching program for all Recurring Gifts. This means that if you make a pledge in December to give a small monthly donation to Christel House, Global Giving will match this amount in December, doubling your contribution and impact at this important time of the year.

Would you consider making a year-end gift or a year-long pledge this giving season? Any amount, big or small, can make a tremendous difference.

Give. Transform a life.

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