We sincerely thank you for your past and present donations and we hope
that you will continue to support us and stay in touch as we grow.
We would like to remind our donors that every dollar donated will go directly
to support the care and education of the girls at Nyumba Yanga Orphanage,
and Future In My Hands unless you choose to designate all or part of your
donation to help us cover the administrative and/or travel costs involved with
running Homes of Joy.
Our hope is that by providing you with the options above, you will feel
confident about how your donation will be used, and know that your support
reaches exactly where it is most needed.
In addition to providing for the regular care of the girls, we also provide
funding for special projects identified though needs assessments and
requests from the Sisters. Our current special projects are outlined below.
When you click our "Donate Now" button, you will be able to designate how to allocate your donation between the following options:
1) General support for the girls at Nyumba Yanga Orphanage and Future in My Hands in Zambia
2) Site Visit Travel Costs
3) Admin & Operating Costs
4) Special Project #1 for 2020: Disaster Relief and Covid-19 Fund
5) Special Project #2 for 2020: Post-Secondary Scholarship & Bursary Fund for FIMH
Option 2: Send a Donation By Mail
Cheques can be made payable to "Homes of Joy"
and mailed to our new address:
45 Ballantine St.
(Please indicate on the cheque memo the type(s)
of donation you are making based on the fund options
How You Can Donate
Current Special Projects
Special Project #1 for 2020 - Disaster Relief and Covid-19 Fund
We recently learned that on November 15th, 2019 FIMH was hit by a heavy rainstorm causing significant damage to the project. Thankfully nobody was hurt. However, the roof on the FIMH school was destroyed, and one of the classrooms sustained significant damage. The water pump and fencing around the outside of the compound were also damaged during the storm. As a result, one of our Special Projects for 2020 will be to raise $5000 to help repair the storm damage (specifically to the school roof and classroom).
We realize that the current circumstances create special challenges. As in all crises, it is the most vulnerable people that are the most at risk, and that includes the orphaned girl children in both of our projects in Zambia (The Nyumba Yanga Orphanage and Future In My Hands: St. Joseph's College).
While the world has been focused on watching the coronavirus outbreaks in Asia, Europe and North America over the past weeks and months, the virus has now begun to put roots down within Africa as well and has to potential to be absolutely devastating in the impoverished communities we work in. At the time of creating this profile, there are currently 39 confirmed cases in Zambia, but we have all seen just how quickly those numbers can climb.
This is our attempt to proactively plan for what could lie ahead, and allows us to be prepared to provide any additional emergency assistance needed outside of the usual basic and educational needs we support for the girls in both of our projects.
We know this is a difficult time financially for many, and would be truly grateful for any amount you can contribute so that we are prepared to meet needs for medical supplies and care for the girls when they arise. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to those who have recently donated, and to all of you who have contributed to our growth and development throughout the past 11 years and to our recent and monthly donors. We are truly all in this together!
Special Project #2 for 2020 – Post-Secondary Scholarship & Bursary Fund for FIMH:
We are excited to continue to explore our new milestone of supporting girls at the Post-Secondary level! We continue to have girls graduating from high school who have come up through the private school system facilitated by our support. We want to continue this bursary fund in order to support girls who are ready to further their education at the collegiate, university or vocational level; opening further possibilities for their futures.
Thanks to your support, Memory has now completed her second year at Nursing College. We are awaiting her final exam marks, but expect that she will enter into her 3rd and final year of Nursing College in January of 2020. Idah has also completed her first year in the Medical Officer Program, and we hope her exam results will also be strong so that she can move into her 2nd year in the program in January 2020. We are so proud of both Idah and Memory, and as a result our second Special Project for 2020 will be raising another $3000 for our Post-Secondary Scholarship and Bursary fund. This would allow us to fund Memory’s 3rd and final year of Nursing College, Idah’s 2nd year in her Medical Officer Program, and help create base funding for other exceptional girls who will be ready for Post-Secondary in the next couple of years.