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here is the review of year 2012 for Care for Children (USA). Thank you for your generous support!

Art of Living has, for more than 30 years, been running free schools for underprivileged children enabling them to participate in modern society while retaining their rich cultural heritage. Most of these children are first-generation learners. Care for Children is the Art of Living project that supports these schools.

see blogpost on Tribal School project

Care for Children Newsletter Jan 2013
Sponsor a child's education!
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Care for Children (USA) would like to thank you for your generous donation in 2012 that has made a difference in the lives of rural, tribal and slum children. Our best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous 2013!
Over the past year, we have grown to 210 schools with over 24,935 children serving 230 villages. The impact is huge since it gives children who need it the most, an opportunity to improve their lives. It enables them to be leaders of change in their communities. 
We invite you to sponsor one or more children today! (1 Child: $365; 2 Children: $730; 3 Children – $1095; …) at DONATE Sign up for convenient recurring monthly donations. All donations are tax-exempt.
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Babita: changemaker
Babita is one of the thousands of children getting the gift of education. Babita comes from a below poverty line family. The Tribal School has supported her education for the past 10 years.Today, she is a student leader in Class 9 and helps the teachers to organize the school affairs. Babita sews uniform and knits sweaters for the school to earn extra income for her family. Her dream is to be a doctor to serve her tribal community.
39 New Schools in 2012
In 2012, Care for Children started 39 new schools in Assam, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. 


Fundraising in 2012


In 2012, Care for Children (USA) raised $443,307, an increase of 13.9% over 2011.
CFC volunteers in local chapters organized three musical fundraisers in 2012.The Delaware group hosted a Kummar Chatterjee concert in August raising $36,500 – the highest raised so far in a single concert. In December the San Francisco bay area hosted a concert by the renowned singers Veena and Jayanti
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The San Diego team also hosted a fundraising concert with local artists.


In 2012 we have two corporate grants. Prolient and Yahoo are funding the tribal school project.


Read volunteer experiences here.

How is the money spent?
Your generous donations are spent on:
  • mid-day meals (48%)
  • teachers’ salaries (25%) 
  • capital expenses (27%).
Capital expenses include investments in buildings (66%), furniture (14%), computers (4%) and office and other equipment (16%). 




Care for Children Team

Art of Living Foundation, USA
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life!”
 — Arther Ashe




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Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction in New Jersey and New York destroying homes and leaving many without power for days.  Responding quickly to this major disaster, IAHV (International Association for Human Values) in partnership with United Way organized a food, clothing drive for Hurricane Sandy Relief. In a few days, we collected donations and braved the snowstorm to pack them. The boxes were delivered to the United Way office by Nov 9th.

Donate online at www.iahv.orgfor ongoing relief efforts.

Thank you to all for the generous donations and to Manoj Warrier for organizing the drive! Here are photos of us packing boxes at the Art of Living center and delivering them to the United Way office. Photos by Maya Yajnik.


blogpost on Hurricane Sandy Food Clothing Drive appeal




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IAHV (International Association for Human Values) in partnership with United Way is having a food, clothing drive for Hurricane Sandy Relief. please bring generous donations of food and clothing by Wednesday Nov 7th night! Donate online at

IAHV Hurricane Sandy Relief


As you know Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc in New Jersey. Many people across the state have lost their homes, belongings and sadly, loved ones. With the shortage of gas and the continued power outage in many areas, people are looking for extended support from organizations like the Red Cross and United Way.

THERE IS A GREAT URGENCY for the basic necessities and more importantly emotional support.

In an effort to do our part to those in need, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV, a sister organization of the Art of Living Foundation) has partnered with United Way to conduct a MEGA FOOD & CLOTHING DRIVE. We have a goal to collect 1 ton worth of donations for the drive which will end this coming WEDNESDAY 7TH AT 7PM.

We will be collecting the below items at the Art of Living Center – 212 Durham Avenue, Metuchen, NJ

non-perishable food gently used clothing (sweaters, jackets, coats, etc.), blankets, new socks, underwear, toiletries, hygiene products, diapers, gently used toys, monetary donations (donate online at, check can be made to International Association for Human Values)

It’s getting colder in the coming days and shelters are still filled with families and people who have nowhere to go and nothing to eat. We’ve been blessed in abundance to be reading this in the warmth and comfort of our own home. Here’s an invitation for all of us together do something good for our community. The time is now. Please give generously.

For those of you who’d like to get involved in the volunteer efforts in the next 2 days and beyond, please get in touch: 732.429.2312/732.991.0062. We would love to have your help and support.

Keep Warm, Keep Safe
In Gratitude,
Metuchen Volunteer Team


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