Rachel's Kids' Foster Parents Plan connects Canadians with the children in need on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Rachel's Kids works with 3 different churches and schools; Mount Carmel Church, St. Roche school and Omenthai school. The children in these programs are amongst the poorest. Their parents often work as fisherman or household labourers, and struggle to stay above the poverty line. The Foster Parent Plan offers a much-needed life line for these families to elevate their children out of poverty. Your donations make an incredible difference in their lives!
Each year around January or February, Rachel's Kids board members and volunteers travel to Sri Lanka to visit your foster child to provide our annual care package for him/her. With your donations, the care package includes: school supplies, soap, hair brush, Vaseline, a new tooth brush and toothpaste. We also provide a wellness package for the foster child's family which includes: a 10kg bag of rice, a 10kg bag of lentils, a 3L bottle of cooking oil and two boxes of milk powder.
Your $75 annual donation is divided into two parts; $55 dollars is spent each year on after-school tutoring for your foster child and the remaining $20 is deposited into a savings account to help finance her/his higher education.
If you want to help your Foster child over and above your annual $75 fee, you can contribute additional funds to their school savings account. When your child reaches the age of 18, they will receive their savings for continued education. If the child does not continue their education the funds may be used to start up their own business. A small business they may open is a seamstress or mechanic.
If there was one thing we keep hearing from the parents and children of the communities that we visit, is how much sponsoring a child makes a difference in their lives.
For more information visit the "Foster Tab" on our Web site or call us at Rachel's Kids House of Hope 613-933-3946 or visit us at 850 Boundary Road.