International Community: St. Jude India Childcare Centres

Sunday, 25 March 2012
Generous donation and support from Ida and Ines to our club wreath makingGenerous donation and support from Ida and Ines to our club wreath making
Rotary Club Zurich Belvoir International supports the St. Jude India Child Care Centres in Mumbai, India. After careful consideration and club consensus we began our International Service Project in the fall of 2011.

Chandra P. Leo, President Commitee St. Jude Project


Goal

The non-profit-organization aims to provide holistic care for children who visit Mumbai to undergo treatment for chronic diseases (e.g. cancer) and their accompanying parents. The Centres chose St. Jude for their name as he was the patron of desperate causes. Admission will be granted to any needy child regardless of religion or community.

http://www.stjudechild.org/

Financial results

Just before Christmas, our first donation of CHF 10'000 was wired to the St. Jude's Centres in India. Our success was ensured thanks to the engagement of our members, donated workspace and materials sponsored by members and friends of Rotary (see below).

General information / hands-on

Thanks to our creative and engaged members and their partners, families and friends, we succeeded in transforming 210 kg of tree branches, 500 candles and a variety of colorful decoration material into 125 beautiful advent wreaths, which were sold and generated CHF 10’000.

Report

Our first fundraising event for the St. Jude's Centres was a great show of solidarity and teamwork. It was not only a great hands-on activity but also an event of fellowship and fun.

Additional images

  • Beautiful wreaths up for sale for our international community project St. JudeBeautiful wreaths up for sale for our international community project St. Jude
  • A 'thank you' note from children treated at the St. Jude India Childcare CentresA 'thank you' note from children treated at the St. Jude India Childcare Centres