News 2007

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Greetings and love to you. Wish you A Happy Christmas and A Joyful New Year. We returned from India on November 8th after spending three months there. We are glad to inform you that everything is going well. God has been blessing us and our ministry. We are so happy to share with you that all our needy children, college students and elderly are doing well. They send their love and much gratitude to you. We are ever grateful to you for your kind and generous help. We thank you for all your love and support to our ministry.


On November 1, we had the blessing and opening of several new buildings, namely, the assisted care unit for the elderly, doctors’ and staff quarters, and two dormitories at St. Xavier’s Home for the Aged. You might enjoy the photos on our FCN website in “news and events.” We are happy to share with you that there will be a 15 day educational tour to India led by both of us at the end of January 2008. We invite you join us. If you are interested or anyone that you know is interested, please call Tom at 847-903-9892 as soon as possible or E-mail us at tomchitta@hotmail.com Please visit our website: www.fcnindia.org and click on “sponsors’ visit to India” to hear about other sponsors’ visits to India. During 2007, we were glad to host twelve sponsors and friends. They all had a wonderful visit. You, too, will have an experience of a lifetime.


We think of you and pray for you. All those whom we serve are praying for you. Please continue to help us.


A Merry Christmas to you. Thank you once again and wish you the very best in 2008.


With Love and Prayers,

Tom Chitta


Blessing and opening of Assisted Care unit, Doctor’s quarters, Staff quarters and dormitories at St. Xavier’s Home for the Aged, Shantivanam, India.


November 1, 2007 was a very special day. An Assisted Care unit, Doctor’s quarters, Staff quarters and dormitories at St. Xavier’s Home for the Aged, Shantivanam, India were blessed and opened. Stephanie Haumueller, a sponsor and FCN mission appeal presenter from San Francisco, CA was the chief guest. By honoring her on this day FCN has honored all the sponsors and donors. These facilities will give better accommodations for the seniors and those who serve them.

Blessing & Opening of Assisted Care Unit, Doctor's & Staff quarters, Dormitories at St Xavier's home for the aged November 1,2007

Meeting of the FCN project coordinators October 18-19, 2007

Every two years all the FCN project coordinators gather for a meeting to learn more about the sponsorship program and to discuss and share how each project is providing the sponsorship benefits. There were thirty of us for this meeting. All the coordinators thank the sponsors.


Dear Sponsors,

May 10, 2007

Greetings and best wishes to you. We are pleased to write this letter to you.

Many thanks for all your kindness and generous help. We are very grateful to you.

We arrived here in Arlington Heights last week after spending five months in India. We bring you greetings and gratitude from our poor and needy. They thank you for all that you have been to them.

During our five months stay in India, we were very busy with visit to the projects to see our sponsored students, conducting free medical camps and supervising the construction projects. We are happy to share with you that everything has gone on well.

We plan to be here for three months taking care of the office work and to make a few mission appeals. Please keep us in your prayers.

We are very much in need of sponsors. If you or your family members or friends would like to sponsor, please email us. That will help us a lot in our efforts to reach out the most needy.

If you have a website or know someone who has a website, kindly give a link to our Foundation’s website: www.fcnindia.org. That will help us in spreading a word about our Foundation.

Thanking you once again and wishing you all the best,

With Love and Prayers,

Tom and Geetha

Dear Sponsors and Donors,

Feb 28, 2007

Greetings and Love to you. How are you? Hope and pray that you are keeping well.

Thanks a lot for your love, kindness and support. We are most grateful to you.

We are sad to inform you that a few Christmas letters have been damaged in the mail and have not reached a few sponsors. If you did not get your Christmas letter you may be one of those whose letter is lost. Please kindly email me at tomchitta@hotmail.com

Tax letter for the donations received during 2006 has been mailed to you. If you did not get it, kindly contact Gail Walton.

We have been terribly busy with lot of work, sponsorship, medical camps and construction of different buildings. We also had ten sponsors from USA and England who visited us in the past three months. They all had wonderful time.

We are happy to share with you that everything is going well. Construction works are in full progress. We have been very busy with various activities.

We are glad to share that we have been working on our website for the past few days and have redesigned it. We are confident that you will like it. Please share with all your friends and family members. Please think of any possibilities of giving a link for www.fcnindia.org to your website or on other websites.

Thanking you once again and wishing you all the best,

With Love and Prayers,

Tom and Geetha

Blessing and opening of Danis Hall on February 26, 2007

We are very grateful to David and Nancy Danis and family for their generous donation. It is because of their generosity and the support of FCN we are able to build “Danis Hall” which will accommodate more than 100 students who come from the rural villages. They stay with us during the school year. We present to you a few photos of this occasion.

Blessing and opening of Danis Hall

Blessing and opening of Danis Hall on February 26, 2007

Dear Sponsors,

May 10, 2007

We write this letter to you with heavy heart. Casey and Melanie have been very dear to all of us. They both were only 40 years and died in a fatal car accident on July 31st 2006. We will miss them for the rest of our lives. We are recovering from the shock and asking God to give us strength and courage. We have been praying for all the family and friends and especially for Nick, Cullen and Albert their three children. Though Casey and Melanie are not with us physically yet their spirit is still vibrant and alive. May God grant them Eternal Rest.

Casey and Melanie have been helping us in our mission work in many ways. They have shared with many of you about our ministry. Some friends have expressed that they would like to do something in memory of Casey and Melanie through our Foundation. We thought and prayed and decided that we would build a chapel in Memory of Casey and Melanie at St. Xavier’s home for the Aged in India. This home presently has 50 elderly who stay with us. They are provided with food, clothing and medical care totally free of cost.

On January 13th, 2007 we had “breaking the ground ceremony” for Casey and Melanie Memorial Chapel. We were very happy that Patricia Howell, daughter of Debbie and Carl Howell, close friends of Casey and Melanie was present together with her friends Lisa and Amy from California and Vena Eastwood from England.

It is our hope to complete this chapel by the end of 2008 and have blessing. So far we have received about $15,000. Due to delay in construction and the hike in the prices, the cost has gone up. It will cost us about $35,000. We are confident that this will be a great tribute and a lasting memory to our dear friends Casey and Melanie.

We invite you to participate in the construction of this chapel. Please make your donation to Foundation for Children in Need or FCN and mention in the memo “Casey and Melanie Memorial” and mail it to:

FCN, 1417 E. Miner Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Please kindly share this information with all the family members and friends. Thanking you and wishing you the Grace and Strength of Christ.

With Love and Prayers,

Tom and Geetha

Blessing and opening of Danis Hall on February 26, 2007

We are very grateful to all the sponsors who were kind to send a donation to the GIFT FUND. For the first time we were able to give Christmas gifts to all the sponsored individuals in an equal way. Please click here to see our GIFT POLICY.

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