5 Simple Ways to Support As Our Own This Holiday Season

5 Simple Ways to Support As Our Own This Holiday Season

This is the season of giving and good cheer!  We know you have many obligations on your heart and mind during this busy season, so here are 5 simple ways to support As Our Own:

 
5 :: LIKE
Like, comment on, and share our Facebook updates.
 
4 :: SHOP
Register with Smile.Amazon.com, and when you make a purchase at Amazon, they will make a donation to As Our Own.
 
3 :: GIVE
Donate to As Our Own. Thanks to a generous donor, any gift you give through the end of December will be matched up to $50,000!! Double your gift by giving today!
2 :: GIFT 
Give a gift to your friends and family from our Gift Catalog. These gifts help spread the word about our work and help us meet our daughters’ needs for the year. Plus, the recipient will know you gave a gift with eternal impact!
1 :: PRAY
One great way in which you can support us is with your fervent and faithful prayers. Pray for our staff, daughters, and students. Pray for provision during our most critical fundraising time of year so that we may expand our reach to empower more children in the coming year.
 
 
 
Thank you for your partnership!

11 / 16 / 2016

 

Ralph’s Most Recent Report from India

RALPH'S MOST RECENT REPORT FROM INDIA

As Our Own President, Ralph Borde, travels frequently between the U.S. and India. During his most recent trip to India, he was able to share several exciting updates:

  • Several of our daughters shared what they want to be when they grow up, and how they want to use their skills to help the less fortunate. Mya is studying Computer Engineering, a highly competitive field, and received ‘1st class’ distinction! Prina is studying Theology and wants to use her training to care for vulnerable children & the destitute.
  • Construction on As Our Own’s new campus, Sparrows Nest, is in progress and going well. Groundbreaking occurred on Good Friday and has been progressing rapidly. By June 2017 we should have a new PreK-6 school, Staff Training Facilities, & New Family-Style homes completed and in-use. Ralph’s daughter approved of the work as you can see from this delightful photo!
  • We have the opportunity to add more children to our care. Our goal is to care for more than 200 additional children in the coming year, but we’ll need to grow our financial resources to do so. Would you consider if you can increase your support so we can reach more children?
     

11 / 16 / 2016

 

Girl Chat with Reena

Girl Chat with Reena

Reena is one of our daughters who recently graduated from college with a Bachelor Degree in Theology, a tremendous achievement! She recently shared with us some of her perspective on the college process, demonstrating a humility and authenticity in sharing the struggle and triumph of her college experience.
She described her discouragement in the first year, both with the language and with the workload. When she realized that she was having difficulty, she asked one of her sisters to help tutor her. Under Priya’s tutelage, Reena’s scores improved.

Our President, Ralph, believes in the importance of being personally involved in our daughters’ lives. When he heard that Reena was struggling, he called her to encourage her. As she says, “I still remember that he called me and talked with me on the phone, and he encouraged me to continue my studies. That really helped me not to give up on my studies.”

Reena has now applied to a university for her Master’s course, and we’re excited to see what she will achieve!

Your gift can support our daughters in college. Click to read more about our College Dreams program.

11 / 16 / 2016