Help Support the Precious School’s Mission in India for Autistic Children
A message from Fr. Jacob Vattackattu – Autism has become prevalent all over the world, with many children struggling to live with it. In India, misunderstandings and the social stigma make their lives extremely miserable, and support services are nearly non-existent. Children with severe autism and other impairments have little hope of thriving without a helping hand. I believe every child we encounter is a Divine appointment and no one stands as tall as when they stoop down to help a child in need. Precious School is a home where healing and hope meet. I founded it in 2013 in a rural area of Kerala, India as a shelter for autistic children and their parents. Here multi-special therapy, a training program, and education are given for free every day to the children by a team of professionals under the management of priests and religious nuns.
Precious School’s focus is to raise awareness, provide treatment services, and to support families. Our programs introduce and facilitate early and on-going treatment for autism and other developmental disabilities with a strategy to provide necessary services, so each child can reach his/her highest potential. It provides daycare therapy as well as boarding facilities along with food, medicine and spiritual nourishment. To date we have helped over 297 children with behavior disorders, including 98 children with autism. With all we provide, we are still in critical need of your prayers, and generous financial support.
Just one dollar per day can support a child with food and therapeutic care. Many autistic children under five years of age are in desperate need of a dedicated treatment center. To provide a facility for early intervention therapy, a local family has donated land for such a center, and construction is halfway complete. The estimated cost of the building is $150,000, and $90,000 is needed to complete the work. Therefore, I earnestly request your generous financial support for the project. Through sponsorship you can make a life-changing investment. Your donation, no matter what size will be applied in full directly to the benefit of these children with special needs. They will receive personalized support for care, training, food, therapy and spiritual nourishment.
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “Not all of us can do great things in this world, but we can do small things with great love.”
Thank you for your time, and you are all in my constant prayers.
Fund transfer online via Zelle QuickPay or PayPal – please use the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks can be made payable to: Precious School Friends Inc., and returned to the St. Francis rectory office
Or send to:
Fr. Jacob Vattackattu, 35 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
Precious School Friends Inc. is a non-profit organization registered in New York.