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Hope Connect Nov 2007

January 20, 2008 By: dev Category: Newsletters No Comments →

Hope Connect     November Update of the Hope Home  

Beloved Friends:   I want to begin with a beautiful Thanksgiving Poem I have treasured over the years.   A Thanksgiving Poem
The tear another's tears bring forth,
The sigh which answers sigh,
The pulse that beats at other's woes,
E'en though our own be nigh,

A balm to bathe the wounded heart
Where sorrow's hand hath lain,
The link divine from soul to soul
That makes us one in pain,

Sweet sympathy, benignant ray,
Light of the soul doth shine;
In it is human nature givin
A touch of the divine.



The date is now set; A miracle is being birthed!   MARCH 1, 2008 – SATURDAY is the DAY OF DEDICATION of the Hope Home Calcutta building. We would like to invite every one of you to consider being present on this special occasion which will make our joy complete! We also plan to publish a special souvenir on this occasion which would include articles by the children of the Hope Home.   The soccer drive is still on… Our initiative to invite  at least 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 isaround 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.   Till date, we have raised up a little over 80% of the funding needed for the building project.   NANYANG GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL VISIT: OCT 29 – NOV 10   29 students and 6 members of the Faculty from the Nanyang Girls’ High School, Singapore, visited the Hope Home Calcutta from Oct 29 – Nov 10 as part of their ‘Community Improvement Project’. They also helped us to build a small hall in the field (in our second property) which is presently being used for our school project. This hall will serve as our Dining Hall once our building project is complete. The girls were divided into teams and they spent time in teaching our children, interacting with them, painting the hall, cooking and also volunteering at Mother Teresa’s facilities. It was a great time of encouragement and bonding between the students and the children at the Hope Home. We are looking forward to their visit again next year! The climax of this visit was a special ‘Cultural Exchange Evening’ on November 9 where both the School and the Hope Home Calcutta children performed.           
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  specially in the area of House Parents, Office  and Administration, teaching, accounts, and nursing.   quote of the month   "God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons."

God Bless You All.

Dev and all of us at the Hope Home Calcutta   

Support for the Hope Home Calcutta should be
sent to/checks made out to: VERDE VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3605, ZALESKY ROAD, COTTONWOOD, AZ 86326, U.S.A.
(Please  designate your gift for Hope Home Calcutta clearly)     
HOPE HOME CALCUTTA A-7/11, SRIJANI, OPPOSITE THAKURPUKUR CANCER HOSPITAL P.O. JOKA, CALCUTTA 700 104, INDIA, Tel: +91-33-6534 1083/ 6520 9995 (all contributions are tax deductible under Section 80G of the I.T. Act, 1961)               shalom@vsnl.com                www.hopehome.org