Sometimes a single event transforms your entire life. On Mother’s Day in 2000, Caroline Boudreaux, a successful account executive at an Austin TV station, met a girl named Sheebani in a rural orphanage in India during a quick stop on a planned trip around the world. Overcome with emotion, Caroline knew she had to do something to help.
That day, the Miracle Foundation was born, an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering orphans to reach their full potential by providing children with a healthy childhood, quality education and an opportunity for a promising future. It measures its progress through what it calls the 12 Rights of the Child.
To date, the Miracle Foundation has supported 3,000 orphans directly, as well as an additional 1,200 through its Centers for Excellence, orphanages that the nonprofit provides training and consulting to. The Miracle Foundation has enrolled 100 percent of its children in school (compared to 55 percent of Indian children) and graduated 98 percent from secondary school (compared to 52 percent of Indian children).
This year at the NRF Conference taking place in NYC January 14-16, NetSuite, through RetailROI, will be donating $300 to the Miracle Foundation for each person that attends a 15-minute demo during NRF, providing clean water for children in need*.
RetailROI is a nonprofit focused on raising awareness and provide real solutions for the more than 400 million vulnerable children worldwide. Each year at NRF it organizes the Super Saturday event, presenting the latest trends in the retail industry ahead of the national conference. All sponsorships go to RetailROI’s Retail Orphan Initiative, which directs funds to nonprofit organizations that serve at-risk children.
Hear more about the Miracle Foundation from Caroline.
* Up to $7,500.
Source of the blog: Netsuite blog