Chicago Tribune: If you take care of a mom, you take care of a child (May 2016)
“The ramifications of not having your parents are so vast,” Boudreaux said. “To survive that loss and grief and trauma and then be put in an institution where you don’t eat every day, through no fault of your own, is awful. Your mother is the one who fights for you. If you don’t have that basic thing, this world is just going to eat you up.”
USA Today: Woman helps thousands of orphans after chance encounter (April 2016)
Boudreaux’s moment with [Sheebani] Das was the catalyst that caused her to create The Miracle Foundation, an NGO that provides funding for food, clean water, and other resources for rural orphanages. It provides educational opportunities for children, and trains women to better support kids in the children’s homes. In 16 years, the organization has helped more than 1,700 orphans while supporting 16 orphanages across India.
Indian Express: Texas Woman Founds Charity (March 2016)
To date, Miracle Foundation has given 2,000 orphans in 22 orphanages a childhood that would have otherwise been impossible. What’s more, the children grow up in a happy, healthy, loving environment and can look forward to a future that includes vocational training or even a college education.
The Daily Texan: Foundation Transforms Lives (2010)
It took me about four years after meeting the orphans to figure out that it wasn’t adoptions that we wanted to do, it was taking care of children in an excellent way that launches them out of the cycle of poverty. –Caroline Boudreaux
[On service trips, you] always go with the intention of helping others, but you come back realizing how much they’ve really helped you and touched your life. –Ashley Haustein
OmTimes: Compassion in Action (2010)
It was incomprehensible to Boudreaux that children were living this way. She knew she had to do something to help and that she had to act soon.
Brilliant: Destiny’s Child (2009)
I was struck by how little these orphans had externally, but how much spirit and radiance they had inside. They were truly a joy to be around.
American Way: Being There (2008)
When American Airlines flight attendant Linda Feeney met Caroline Boudreaux on a flight from Delhi, India, to Chicago in 2006, she had no idea how much it would affect her life.
Tribeza: Caroline Boudreaux and The Miracle Foundation (2003)
I had never thought about orphans before, much less held them. They had nothing. And then I met Sheebani Das. When I had to put her to sleep on those wooden slats they called a bed, I broke down and knew I had to do something. She truly changed my life. –Caroline Boudreaux