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: Repair work for the school at FIMH after recent storm damage
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
Homes of Joy is registered as a Canadian charitable organization.
Tax receipts will be issued for all eligible donations
received over $20.00
Current Special Projects
Special Project #1 for 2020 - Repair work for the school at FIMH after recent storm damage
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).
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.