NEWS & UPDATES
🙌 INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION AT ANGELS ORPHANAGE! 🙌
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
We have amazing news to share – our campaign to improve hygiene at Angels Orphanage was a resounding success, all thanks to your incredible support!
Angels Orphanage provides a loving home for 50 children aged 5 to 18. They've been facing infrastructure challenges, including limited bathrooms, toilets, and no wash basins. Plumbing issues, non-functioning fixtures, and a rodent-infested storage shed were daily hurdles.
Your support made a world of difference! With your donations, The Open Door's restoration efforts transformed the facilities. We added 3 toilets and 3 bathrooms, totaling 16, with concealed plumbing and hygiene fittings. There's ample running water and improved lighting for safety, even at night.
We also addressed drainage and completely rebuilt the 160 sq. feet outdoor storage unit with shelving for added utility. The impact on the children's lives cannot be overstated. They no longer face the challenges of "rationing" bathrooms and toilets, and hygiene issues are being addressed.
This transformation was possible with the support of The Open Door Foundation, Pearl Developers, skilled labor, and competitive material sourcing.
Together, we've shown that when we open our hearts and extend our hands, we can create lasting change! 🌍❤️
🌼 SUPPORT OUR SANITARY SUPPLY CAMPAIGN 🌼
September 01, 20223
At The Open Door Foundation, we're committed to ensuring the well-being and dignity of every child in our care. Our second campaign of 2023 focuses on an essential program to improve the lives of the girls in our childcare homes.
Why Sanitary Supplies Matter:
Access to quality sanitary products is a basic necessity, yet for many girls, it remains a financial challenge. To address this, we've partnered with Nua to establish a monthly distribution program. This initiative is designed to provide sanitary supplies to all the girls who need them in our childcare homes.
The Impact So Far:
We're thrilled to share that this program has been warmly welcomed and has already made a positive difference in the lives of these girls. It's a small change that has a big impact, ensuring they can continue their education, stay healthy, and maintain their dignity.
How You Can Help:
To sustain and expand this program, we need your support. Your donation, no matter the size, will go directly toward purchasing and distributing these essential supplies to those who need them most.
🙏 Please consider donating today to support our Sanitary Supplies Program and help empower our girls to reach their full potential. Learn more about Menstrual Health and Hygiene.
🍫 SWEET TREATS, BIG SMILES! 🍫
August 20, 2023
We've got some exciting news to share! A generous donor recently sent over boxes of chocolates and biscuits, and the kids couldn't be happier!
It's amazing how a simple gesture can make such a difference.
If you'd like to contribute to our cause and brighten the lives of these kids, we welcome your support! Whether it's donations like these treats or assistance for our facilities, every bit helps.
Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can make a positive impact. Together, we can continue to bring joy to these wonderful kids!
🦷 IMPROVING SMILES, CHANGING LIVES 🦷
August 15, 2023
Since 2012, The Open Door Foundation and V.S. Dental College & Hospital in Chamrajpet, Bangalore have shared a remarkable partnership with a shared mission: to support the underprivileged. Together, they've made a profound impact on the dental health of countless children.
🏥 Junior dentists, under the guidance of their senior counterparts, work tirelessly to provide essential dental care to those in need. They even have a mobile van that travels to various childcare homes to conduct screenings, ensuring no child is left without care.
💙 For those who require treatment, the Open Door Foundation steps in. They generously fund the cost of these treatments at actual cost, making sure every child gets the care they deserve.
🌟 Over the years, this partnership has touched the lives of thousands of children, enhancing their dental health and preventing dental diseases. It's a true testament to the power of collaboration and compassion.
Together, they're not just improving smiles; they're changing lives. 🦷💖
[update, this campaign was fully funded]
NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO KICK OFF 2023
January 21, 2023
The Open Door Foundation is kicking off 2023 with a new campaign to upgrade existing bathroom facilities at one of our child care homes. As a reminder, The Open Door Foundation is a volunteer-centric NGO that works for the development of children living in orphanages and Child Care Homes (CCH) in India. The children in these homes may be orphans, run-aways, from broken families or abused. See more information on our Current Campaigns page.
[POSITION FILLED!] WE'RE HIRING - ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
March 11, 2022
The role objectives of the Administrative Coordinator
Be the administrative point of contact for ODF
Provide administrative support for all running campaigns
Coordinate new volunteer registration and assignment to various programs
Put in place administrative processes and program reporting for The Foundation
This role allows the flexibility of work-from-home. Work timings are flexible
but will require 8-10 hours a week. At least once a week the administrator is expected to visit a child care
home to interact with ODF volunteers and coordinators, and child-care home directors.
Learn more using the link below
FEEDING CHILDREN TO HONOR LATE FAMILY MEMBERS
October 7, 2021
In September, two donors sponsored meals for dinner to honor the passing of a family member. Each sponsored meal allowed 150 girls and boys across three homes to enjoy a meal of chicken biriyani, raitha, veggies, dessert, and some fruit.
For some who were returning after a forced covid break, it was a highly relished welcome-back meal!
Catered by Afsar Caterers.
The Open Door Foundation is happy to work with you to honor late family members through sponsored meals.
MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUR GP
July 19, 2021
A healthy child is not only a happy child but also frees up the adult who supervises them. The current health crisis has brought to the fore the need for a heightened sense of general health awareness. A group of young doctors – graduating and interns from Bangalore colleges – have set out on a mission to educate children on important medical and health topics. Your GP, as they like to be called, has teamed up with The Open Door Foundation to better educate our children in matters of health and hygiene.
Our first round of Covid Prevention webinars is well underway and has received strong thumbs-ups from the children and care-givers. Though these online webinars the children are given formal medical education and allowed to get their doubts clarified by the doctors.
Early intervention is the next best solution. We also provide first line emergency medical consultation by senior doctors using a telemedicine model thereby getting professional care earlier in the illness process. Medical problems that go untreated or incorrectly treated by care-givers now get the chance of an “onsite” doctor available everyday via video.
In partnership with Your GP, The Open Door Foundation is making our child-care homes a healthier place for the children.
If you'd like to support this great work, please check out the Volunteer & Donate section of our website.
MISSION MILK + THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION!
July 6, 2021
Mission Milk (https://www.facebook.com/MissionMilkBLR) is an initiative by a group of socially conscious individuals to provide better nutrition to children during these exceptional times. In partnership with them, The Open Door Foundation has brought a glass of milk to the breakfast table for our child care homes. The added nutrition helped build immunity and kept our children covid-free. Through the month of May, June and July about 150 children aged 5-15 years enjoyed a healthier breakfast.
HERSHEY'S ONE-TIME DONATION TO THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION
July 9, 2021
The Open Door Foundation is celebrating a one-time donation from Hershey’s milk to all of our homes 💝 🥛 💝
INTERNET ACCESS INSTALLED AT ONE OF OUR CHILD CARE HOMES
March 29, 2021
Exciting news! 100 girls from ages 5-15 now have wi-fi so they can access the internet, get homework help, participate in classroom instruction online, and get on the information highway. The Open Door Foundation distributed tablets to this home earlier in the year, so now the students can use them to their full intent.
EIGHT TABLETS DEPLOYED AT RAINBOW HOME
February 15, 2021
📣 Naresh D'Mello, the Managing Trustee of The Open Door Foundation, delivered EIGHT tablets to Rainbow Home for Girls in Bengaluru. Thank you for your generosity! 📣