Local garage sale pays off for school in IndiaHudson residents Lori Guhl and Sue Scales had someplace special in mind when they held their mega charity garage sale last spring.
Hudson residents Lori Guhl and Sue Scales had someplace special in mind when they held their mega charity garage sale last spring. The money they raised would all go to “Care & Share” to remodel the kitchen of the Christian School & Hostel Bishop Azaraiah.
Care & Share is a foundation dedicated to giving alleviating the devastating effects of poverty on orphaned and street children in Vijayawada, India.
The school needed approximately $3,000 to remodel its kitchen, where meals are prepared for 300 children who live in the hostel and attend the school. The sale netted over half that amount at the two-day sale. Photos of the kitchen area before and after the remodeling accompany this story in the print edition.
Guhl and Scales, along with 14 other Hudson families, sponsor 18 children through Care & Share. The organization receives funding primarily through child sponsorship, through which individuals can connect with and support an individual child.
Sponsors donate a dollar a day to an individual child and develop a familial relationship through correspondence with the sponsored child and organization.
“Every penny, except for some flyers and mailings, goes directly to the kids,” says Julie Roberts, U.S. director for Care & Share. Care & Share’s sponsorship program serves children living in urban slums and rural areas around the city of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh India.
For more information on Care & Share, visit www.careshareworld.org. Guhl is a volunteer for Care & Share and helps find sponsors. Contact her at (715) 222-8864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.