Miracle Foundation rolls out Mother's Day campaign to support Miracle Moms
With Mother’s Day 2019 around the corner, Miracle Foundation India, a fully-licensed Section 25 non-profit organization, has announced its ‘Mother’s Day’ campaign to support housemothers to create an enabling environment for children living in children's homes. Along with this, the campaign aims to simultaneously prepare and empower the biological mothers of these children to welcome their child back into the family.
There are 8 million children living in institutions around the world (UNICEF). Many of these children languish in children’s homes without access to nutritious food, clean water, quality education, and medical care. Surprisingly, 80% of these kids have a living family member back home (UNICEF 2015). Most families wouldn’t leave their children in children’s homes if they had the right support to care for them. That is why, Miracle Foundation India works towards bringing life-changing care to orphaned and vulnerable children and ultimately finding a loving family for every child currently living in children’s homes.
The organisation was founded on Mother’s Day in 2000, and has brought impactful change to the lives of over 7500+ orphaned and vulnerable children thus far. Every year during Mother’s Day, Miracle Foundation India invites people to donate in honour of mother figures in their lives. These donations go towards helping reunite children with their families.
This year’s Mother’s Day campaign includes a four-pronged approach, aimed at ensuring that housemothers at children’s homes create an enabling environment for children at every step while they await transition and support children in all possible ways until they are reunited with their families. This will be carried out by building housemothers’ capacities to address children’s needs, training them to prepare the child to transition back to their family and ensure attachment.
Through the training, housemothers will be able to create a sense of belonging through family groups and day to day activities at children’s homes and ensure that children are loved, educated, healthy and safe until they transition to a permanent family. Funds raised from the campaign will help housemothers build self-awareness, self- confidence, and self-esteem, helping them take better care of children and preparing their farewell kits that capture the time they’ve had together while children at the children’s homes.
On the other end will be the biological mothers who have kept their children away from them for years, just because they didn’t have the right support and resources to care for their child. A part of the funds raised from the Mother’s Day campaign will go towards counselling and preparing these biological mothers to welcome their child back home and give them the support they need to keep their child in the family and not in a children’s home.
Speaking about the Mother’s Day Campaign, Nivedita Das Gupta, India Country Head, Miracle Foundation said, “Over 80% of children living in children’s homes have a living parent who cannot care for them due to a lack of resources majorly stemming from socio-economic constraints. As a result of being away from their family and especially their mothers, these children are deprived of bonding, attachment and homely care. Every child deserves a loving and caring family environment, and there is nothing that compares to one’s own mother. At Miracle Foundation India, it is our goal to make this a reality for as many children as possible. Our Mother’s Day campaign is another step in this direction, to empower both housemothers and biological mothers of these children to help them cater to every child’s needs, whether they move back to their own homes or are living in a home away from home for the time being.”
To make a difference, all one has to do is make a donation in honour of their mom - or other special mother figures in their lives. This amount will be tax-deductible as well. In return, they will receive a beautiful photoprint which they can personalise and share with their honouree.
It’s easy for people to make a difference (and finish buying your mother a gift).
- To honour a mom, gift givers simply visit:http://bit.ly/HonorAMomEmpowerAnotherMom
- There, they can make a tax-deductible donation in honour of their mom – or other special mother figures in their lives.
- Donors will receive a beautiful Mother’s Day photoprints which they can personalise and share with their honouree.