Kimmy's House Orphanage
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A Home for the Most Vulnerable Children in India.Kimmy's House offers hope to orphaned children many, with severe mental and physical needs.
A growing group of Denver professionals and others in the area are partnering with Timothy Sathuluri, an Indian National, to provide a home for orphaned children in India. Timothy and his wife, Lilly, oversee the operation of the orphanage. Having three grown children of their own, the Sathuluri’s have always had a heart for children.
Kimmy’s House has grown from 8 to 42 children in 3 years. Without the orphanage, these children, who live on the margins of a caste-dominated society, would be left in solitary rooms indefinitely, or on the streets to fend for themselves.
In Kimmy’s house every child is treated with dignity, sincere love and personal care.Kimmy’s House is named in Honor of Kimmy Neel a precious five-year-old girl with Down Syndrome in Denver Colorado.
Timothy Sathuluri, an influential teacher and businessman in Hyderabad, India, has spent more than 35 years investing in people and his community. In the year 2003 Timothy was specifically burdened for orphaned children with significant disabilities. This burden moved him to action and by 2004 he was able to rent a small home for 8 children and employ a full time caregiver.
In January of 2005, Todd Neel, a local business man, traveled to Hyderabad with a group from Denver, Colorado. The group partnered with Timothy to supply relief aid to victims of the devastating December 2004 Tsunami. During this visit Todd had a chance to meet the children in Timothy’s care. Being the father of a child with special needs, Todd was burdened and inspired to help Timothy. Over the next few days Todd and Timothy envisioned a plan to purchase land and build a safe and permanent home for the children.
After returning home to Colorado in 2005, Todd and his family secured funds to purchase land and build an orphanage. Over the next year Timothy purchased 2.5 acres (pictured below) and construction began on the orphanage. In February 2006 Timothy named the orphanage “Kimmy’s House” in Honor of Kimmy Neel and the investment her family made in the orphans.
As of August 2007, there are 42 children in Kimmy's House staffed with 10 caregivers. The blueprints and laborers are ready to add on space and improve the home.
Jesus said, ";In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." - (Matthew 25:40)
Based on the story by Loren EisleyI awoke early, as I often did, just before sunrise to walk by the ocean's edge and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away motion. I saw a youth, bending and reaching and flailing arms, dancing on the beach, no doubt in celebration of the perfect day soon to begin. As I approached, I sadly realised that the youth was not dancing to the bay, but rather bending to sift through the debris left by the night's tide, stopping now and then to pick up a starfish and then standing, to heave it back into the sea. I asked the youth the purpose of the effort. "The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach and they cannot return to the sea by themselves," the youth replied. "When the sun rises, they will die, unless I throw them back to the sea."
As the youth explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, stretching in both directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in numbers beyond calculation. The hopelessness of the youth's plan became clear to me and I countered, "But there are more starfish on this beach than you can ever save before the sun is up. Surely you cannot expect to make a difference."
The youth paused briefly to consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish and threw it as far as possible. Turning to me he simply said, "I made a difference to that one."
I left the boy and went home, deep in thought of what the boy had said. I returned to the beach and spent the rest of the day helping the boy throw starfish in to the sea.