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Hope Connect Dec 2007

December 31, 2007 By: dev Category: Newsletters No Comments →

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2007 NEW YEAR’S EVE  update

Hope Home  Calcutta

 

 

Dear Beloved friends:

 

At New Year’s Eve 2007, I would like to share this poem with all of you dear friends and iterate that I mean every word of the words written by Joanna Fuchs.

 

 

New Year’s Reflections

 

Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

 

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

 

And when we ponder those who do,

We immediately think of you.

 

Thanks for being one of the reasons we'll have a Happy New Year!

 

 

                           

 

              Christmas Gift Exchange Day 2007              Mary Cooper’s Old Age Home 2007

 

 

We were able to visit the Mary Cooper’s Old Age Home for the 5th consecutive year on December 20 along with Dr. Gary and Rebecca Strobl from Atlanta who spent yet another Christmas with the Hope Home Calcutta family.

 

      

 

 Mary Cooper’s Old Age Home 2007         Grace and Rebecca (Guria)

 

Grace and Guria (Rebecca) performed at their first public performance (Indian Classical Dance Recital) on December 16th at Ausotosh Hall. We were honored when their dance trainer and owner of the dance school they attend called upon all the children of the Hope Home Calcutta and presented to each of them a special Christmas gift!

 

LET THERE BE HOPE… OUR BUILDING PROJECT

 

Our initiative to invite  300 people who will make a minimum one time investment of U.S. $ 160 (Indian Rupees 6000) to help us build a proper two storied 6200 building for at least 40 boys and girls in order to give them a life of hope and love. The estimated costs for this project are around U.S. $ 80,000 .  In India , we are also encouraging corporate houses to sponsor the apportioned cost of building a room ($3200 or Rs. 150,000). The new building – the first such effort of the Hope Home will also help us being perpetually affected by the recurring floods every monsoon that disrupts our day-to-day activities and have even led us to make contingency plans to evacuate the children for the past three  years.

 

As of December 31, 2007,  we have raised up a little over 80% of the funding needed for the building project.

 

We are still trusting for the March 1, 2008 dedication of our new facilities and should be able to confirm this date by the first week of January.

 

 

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT-F.C.R.A.

 

We are so delighted to inform you that on this day, the last day of 2007, we received from the Government of India a document we have worked hard for the past five years- the registration necessary to receive foreign/overseas funding legally. This registration is granted after thorough investigations by the Indian Intelligence Department that covers all aspects of the functioning of the Hope Home Calcutta. We are so thankful to all of you who have stood with us these past years to help sustain the work while we were waiting for this registration. We will keep you posted further regarding this and all that it means for the Hope Home Calcutta.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR HANDS-ON INVOLVEMENT AT HOPE HOME CALCUTTA

 

We thank and appreciate each one of you for your participation, involvement, prayers and good wishes for the Hope Home Calcutta. We are indeed blessed.

Please do write to us regarding opportunities of physical involvement with the work here. We do need volunteers, especially in the area of office, teaching, accounts, and nursing.

 

quote of the month

 

Be yourself; If you want to change…Become BETTER

 

 

birthdays in January

 

January 1 –  Rohit

January 13 – Peter

January 20 - Cephas