The Miracle Foundation has partnered with Groupon just in time for the holiday season. From December 6-8, Groupon subscribers will have the opportunity to donate $5, $10, or $25 to The Miracle Foundation. Every $250 raised will go towards the purchase of a bunk bed, providing two orphans at Sooch Village with a warm, comfortable place to sleep.

Bunk beds found today in The Miracle Foundation’s Children’s Homes

In 2000, when TMF’s founder, Caroline Boudreaux found herself in an eastern India orphanage filled with more than 100 bald, filthy, and hungry orphaned children, she met a young girl named Sheebani. Sheebani was a beautiful child, vying for the affection she was desperately lacking. After singing a lullaby and rocking Sheebani to sleep, Caroline took the child upstairs in hopes of placing her into crib. Instead of a crib, Caroline found 30 wooden-slatted beds, reminiscent of those found in a WWII concentration camp. When Caroline laid Sheebani down and heard her bones hit that hard wooden bed, she vowed to do something to make a difference.

Sheebani, the night Caroline Boudreaux met her, May 14, 2000

Sheebani’s bedroom.

By donating to TMF’s holiday campaign, Groupon participants will receive the joy of having made a significant difference in the life of a child on the other side of the world.  The warm bunkbeds bought with the Groupon proceeds will ensure that our children never have to spend a night in a bed like Sheebani’s.   Spread the word to your friends and family and help us act globally, right here in Austin!