Anand Charity - what we do

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

In my post titled “Me, Anil and Anand”, I said I was joining Anand Charity as a volunteer. Here is a synopsis of what the organization stands for.

‘Anand’ is a beautiful Indian word for JOY. That is what drives us - A smile on the face of every child in India.

We are a U.S. based nonpolitical, nonreligious, and nonprofit charity organization committed to improving the standard of living of the people in India. It has been instituted and operated exclusively for the purpose of charity under US Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c) (3). It is co-founded by a group of volunteers from different professional backgrounds.

Our mission is to identify and provide need based financial support to organizations in India involved with education, health care, and disaster management. We believe that today's children are tomorrow's future. Hence it is imperative to make quality education and healthcare accessible to them. We envision providing these basic amenities to all Indians without any discrimination. We also hope and strive to provide a dedicated and honest medium for bringing donors and grantees together. We feel that it is a moral responsibility that we owed to our people and our country.

Our first project is Umang, a charity organization based in Jaipur, India. Umang rehabilitates children with mental and physical disabilities. With our help, they plan to build a vocational-cum-work training center. Recently, Shankar Krithivasan, visited the site at Umang and was very touched by the work they do. We are in the process of evaluating other projects. We will soon be adding them to our list of active projects.

Our grant process is one of rigor and careful selection. We evaluate potential projects and partners in India. Every grantee organization has so far been credible personal referrals. Once a project is approved, donations are then solicited from individuals and organizations in the United States and all around the world through our website and other publicity and fund raising events. Our network of volunteers will continuously monitor the funded projects. The progress and impact made will be conveyed to all our donors on a regular basis through the website and a newsletter.

So, please donate generously to our cause. All your donations will be tax-exempt under IRS Section 501c3. We encourage you to setup a recurring donation. Let us join hands to bring smiles to those who deserve it.

For more information about us and our activities please visit the website
http://www.anandcharity.org/.

Posted by Vijay Nagarajan at 9:00 AM  

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