It’s amazing to think what we do can positively effect in so many ways, not only our clients, but their families as well. Kristen and I recently became aware of a Charity that spoke to our hearts so much that we both knew we wanted to be involved. I’ve wanted to find a way to make a wider impact through the community we’ve built for some time now and I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to bring something new to The Pilates Klinik…
Angel house was started 10 years ago by Lindsay Russo, in that time they have built 213 homes and rescued 5,286 children in India, which has close to 30 million orphans currently fending for themselves.
What we love about the Angel House model is the profound and holistic approach they take to completely change the trajectory of the children’s lives and the surrounding community.
More than just a safe place to live or a home to call their own, these children have never experienced what it feels like to belong or to have caring parents. Some of them don’t have birthdays or even offical names.
To see lasting and generational change, Angel House works to ensure these children break the cycle of poverty with ongoing meals, safety, clothing and schooling. In most cases, the long-term financial support comes from non-profits in the immediate community. Angel House will not build a new home until there is a financially sustainable system in place. This enables the community to involve themselves in giving back to the most vulnerable in their region.
You can read more about Angel House on their website angelhouse.me , their FAQ page and the below 10 year anniversary Film. I would encourage you to take the 11 minutes to soak in what this movement has done and join us in getting excited to be apart of it!
So, how do we want to be involved?
Kristen and I, through The Pilates Klinik and our community, are starting a fundraising plan to build a 12 child home including shoes, school uniforms, school supplies and water well before the end of 2021. We hope to raise the $30,000 AUD this will take in the follow ways.
- The Klinik will donate $1 from EVERY session taken, for the whole year, towards this target.
- We will be collecting cans, bottles and other recyclables at the studio to turn into more funds.
- We will hold fundraising events throughout the year to reach others who may want to join us in this endeavour.
Our hope is that the Klinik continues to grow so that our $1’s pile up to way more than half of the total and that this will encourage our members, who are financially blessed, to give to this project as well.
I’m already so excited and joyful just picturing 12 little children, like the one above, who are going to be told “You are special. You are loved” through the combined care and efforts of our Pilates Klinik community.
Please help us see this dream realised by financially giving and/or offering to become involved in anyway you see yourself able. Together we can do something amazing!
Michael & Kristen