Our Mission

One Life to Love established and operates a Home for children who are neglected or abandoned because of their intellectual and physical disabilities or because of their family’s debilitating poverty. We make long-lasting impact in the lives of these children by welcoming them in as our own and effecting change in their communities.

We are Run by Volunteers

We don’t invest in offices, fundraising, or salaried workers, ensuring the biggest impact of your donation.

Open-Door Policy

The doors of OLTL are always opened to provide for any child in need. On a daily basis, we educate and nourish approximately 400 children.

Filling the Gap

There are more than 100,000 children on the streets in Delhi alone, causing a a severe shortage of shelter homes. OLTL’s Home of Hope is the only home in Delhi catering to the needs of street children with special needs.

Founder’s Story

Courtney Deacon

A snapshot of the life of a woman dedicated to rescuing India’s abandoned children


November 1st - born and raised in Brick, N.J. USA


May - Graduated from Brick Memorial High School.

August - Accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jewelry Design program.


Homeless outreach in NYC


Hired as National Account Executive for a luxury jewelry brand.


Accepted into Fashion Institute of Technology’s International Trade & Marketing undergrad program, minoring in Asian Studies.


July - Internship in rural Uganda with former child soldiers.

December - Awarded the Gemini Shippers Scholarship.


January – Studied in rural Turkey

May – Graduated from F.I.T. Magna Cum Laude

May – Joined research team in Ladakh, India.

July – Research team returned to USA. Courtney stayed in India.

August – Courtney moves into a slum in northeast Delhi.


Volunteers in shelter home for street children.


January - Meets Surendar, an abandoned boy with special needs. Her life is forever changed.

December - Surendar passes away. Courtney makes a promise to help children like Surendar.


One Life to Love is established

November - Home of Hope for special children opens its doors.

Get to know us

Learn more about the one life two love team, the founder, and the board.

Purchase with Purpose

Profits from the one life two love store fund our operating costs and help us grow.

We’re on a mission to provide every abandoned and neglected child with safety, education, nutrition and a nurturing home environment. We need your help