Daddy’s Home, Care&Share’s Village for Children, was founded in January 1999 with the acquisition of 27 acres of land in the village of Buddavaram. Daddy’s Home is located behind the Gannavaram airport, approximately 25 kms (15 miles) away from downtown Vijayawada. Construction began in May 1999; the first Home was ready for occupancy in May 2000. Since then, Daddy’s Home has served as a permanent residence for hundreds of street children and disabled kids. At present, 950 children live and study here. They are cared for by over 100 of our dedicated staff.
Attending to the most fundamental needs of
children constitutes an important part of our work
Attending to the most fundamental needs of children constitutes an important part of our work at Daddy’s Home. Individual sponsorship’s, in fact, cover just that: housing, food, clothing, and education. Over the years, we have built 4 homes for girls and 4 homes for boys, a home for the handicapped, a large cafeteria, a kindergarten, an infirmary, a barber shop, and a school (grades 1-10) that educates 850 kids – many of them from the surrounding villages.
But Care&Share does much more than feed, treat, and educate children. At Daddy’s Home, we allow them to be kids again and to live in a clean, caring environment where we as much as possible provide them with the attention and love typical of a family. They have enough space to run around, the facilities to play — a soccer field, a basketball court, a gym, and cricket grounds — and the chance to express their many talents through extra-curricular activities such as modern and traditional dance. Here, giving children happiness, security, and a sense of belonging represents as much of a priority as their academic and professional development.
Extra Help for Sponsored Kids
It is possible to donate extra gifts to the children you sponsor. For example you can donate a bicycle for the amount of USD 84. The child will select locally the right size and favorite color. You can also decide to open a local Bank Savings Account in the name of the child. The first amount to open the account is of 90 USD. The subsequent payments for the bank account can be of any amount over 40 USD. You will receive a copy of the bank booklet and it will be kept in a safe in the Care & Share India office. Once the child becomes of age and/or finishes his/her education the account will be given to him/her. You can also donate clothes to your child either buy sending a package or by donating a minimum of USD 60 for shopping for a full pair of clothes (the child will select what he/she needs and favorite colors and correct sizes).