Catholic Bytes Podcast: Empowering Orphans (February 2017)
“Through lots of trial and error, we figured out that the best way to help people is to teach them how to help themselves.” —Founder Caroline Boudreaux
Inside Philanthropy: So You Want to Help Kids in Orphanages in India. How Do You Raise the Money? (November 2016)
“It’s all about relationships. It’s all about people. Because I have relationships, people trust me with their money… Donors ask how much money is going into the program; for us, it is 85 percent.” —Founder Caroline Boudreaux
KVUE-TV (ABC Austin): World Orphans Day: Children who need your help (November 2016)
Every helping hand can help change the lives of these vulnerable children.
India New England News: Miracle Foundation Partners With Global Citizen Festival to Raise Funds for India’s Orphaned Children (November 2016)
Ms. Caroline Boudreaux, Founder of Miracle Foundation, said: “We are excited about this partnership and would like to thank Global Citizen India for their amazing support. Together we look forward to making a huge impact for some of the most vulnerable children in our society today. We know how to break the cycle of poverty and are looking for people who are interested in joining us on this journey.”
Rolling Stone: Jay Z, Coldplay to Headline Inaugural Global Citizen Festival in India (November 2016)
Jay Z, Coldplay and Demi Lovato will perform in India on November 19th for the inaugural Global Citizen Festival in India. The show will feature several Indian artists and Bollywood celebrities in support of the Miracle Foundation.
BE Magazine: Profiles of Changemakers: Caroline Boudreaux, Founder, The Miracle Foundation (September 2016)
The Miracle Foundation provides funding to fill in the gaps, train staff members and, using standards inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, actively work with the orphanages to make improvements.
KVUE-TV (ABC Austin): Miracle Foundation helps children without fathers on Father’s Day (June 2016)
We’re trying to take care of the whole child. They don’t have moms and dads that identify with them. So that’s what we have to provide for them.
KXAN-TV (NBC Austin): Austin-based foundation gives the opportunity for a unique Father’s Day gift (June 2016)
Participating in our campaign will engage both of you in the lives of less fortunate children in the developing world. What better way to pay tribute to your father than by donating to those who don’t have one?
KDAF-TV (CW Dallas): Texas Group Celebrates Father’s Day by Donating to Orphans in India (June 2016)
Love and affection is the secret sauce. It’s what motivates them, it’s what gives them confidence, it’s what gives them a sense of belonging.
Headlines for the Hopeful: Here’s How 22 Orphanages in India Celebrate Mother’s Day (May 2016)
Because the children don’t have biological mothers of their own, the day is spent strengthening the bonds and relationships these children have with the women who nurture them every day.
The Indian Eye: A Unique Gift To Honor Moms this Mother’s Day (May 2016)
Each of Miracle’s housemothers acts as a mom to the 20 orphaned children in her care, creating an environment where they can truly thrive. These incredible women raise the boys and girls the charity supports into smart, strong, compassionate and self-sustaining men and women.
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.”
Huffpost Women: A Mother’s Day Guide of Gifts that Give Back (April 2016)
I can’t think of any better way to honor your mother by giving back to another mom in return.
MSN: Woman helps thousands of orphans after chance encounter (April 2016)[Boudreaux] and a friend visited an orphanage in rural India. Boudreaux was stunned by what she saw: not enough food for more than 100 children, wooden beds, and dirty living quarters.
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.
The Indian Eye: Texas Woman Founds Charity to Help Indian Orphans Thrive (April 2016)
Orphanages that partner with Miracle are provided with paired funding and capacity-building trainings to provide a better quality of care for their children. They receive various kinds of help to bring their operations up to a high standard – from housemother training to computers loaded with accounting software.
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 Herald Bulletin: Miracle Foundation works wonders for Indian orphans (November 2015)
The Miracle Foundation has embraced the goals set by 189 nations through the United Nations to eradicate poverty and hunger, provide educational opportunities, promote gender equality, lower child mortality and promote maternal health.
People.com: Caroline Boudreaux Quits Her Corporate Job to Help Orphans in India (August 2015)
We didn’t want to go into one orphanage and make it good. We wanted to develop a franchise methodology that can go into any orphanage.
Christian Science Monitor: Caroline Boudreaux is a passionate, effective advocate for India’s orphans (February 2015)
Boudreaux’s immediate goal is to partner with more orphanages and serve more children. She is also hoping to expand beyond India. Her larger goal is to bring the plight of orphans to the world’s attention.
Country Woman Magazine: Reach out with puppets (January 2015)
Puppets are great teaching tools for children. They help kids learn problem solving, how to communicate their feelings and basic skills for making friends. –Caroline Boudreaux
Country Woman Magazine: Reach out with puppets (September 2015)
Country Woman Magazine readers sent 5,433 finger puppets to the Miracle Foundation in response to the partnership with Craft Hope in the February/March issue.
World Economic Forum: A visit to Myanmar’s schools (June 2013)
Caroline Boudreaux is the Founder of The Miracle Foundation, a social entrepreneurial venture that revolutionizes the way orphanages are run worldwide, starting in India.
USA Today: Coalition tries to rescue world’s orphans (June 2013)
Since 2000, Miracle Foundation has provided children in India with food, health care and a college-prep education.
CultureMap Austin: Keep a Child Warm for the Holidays with The Miracle Foundation (2011)
For more than ten years, The Miracle Foundation has been providing Indian children who are orphaned, on the street or without parents who can care for them with a loving home, nutritious food, quality education, medical care and that most important of things: love.
Austin American-Statesman: Change Began on Austinite’s Trip to Indian Orphanage (2010)
Boudreaux couldn’t stop thinking about Sheebani and the other Orissa orphans: “I was going to do something if it was the last thing I ever did. If I didn’t help them, nobody would.”
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.
India Abroad: Teardrops on the Cheek of Time (2009)
If not me, who? If not now, when?
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.
Austin Woman: The Miracle Foundation — All Signs Point to the Children (2008)
It was in that moment Boudreaux realized she had no choice but to find a way to do something to affect change in the lives of these lonely children.
Austin Business Journal: Miracle Foundation Raises $240,000 in Record Time (2007)
We are fortunate to live in a city full of socially-responsible, global citizens who step up to the plate… –Caroline Boudreaux
A Magazine: Philanthropy—The Business of Giving (2007)
There are needs everywhere. When you give abroad, if used wisely, it can save lives versus bettering them. It’s money well-spent.
The Times of India: Opening up a Window to the Wide World (2006)
Computers are a window to the world and they would help these children in a big way. Software to help children learn subjects such as English and mathematics have been installed. –Caroline Boudreaux
Westlake Picayune: Finding a Miracle (2004)
I am the proud owner of everything money can’t buy. I have peace, I have joy. I am fulfilled. –Caroline Boudreaux
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