CENTSOFRELIEF

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Human Services, International

Location: 109 Church Street, Apt 202 New Haven CT 06510 USA

Mission: Cents of Relief endeavors to allow vulnerable populations, particularly women in prostitution and their children, access to healthcare and prevention from human trafficking. Our projects are dedicated towards providing educational opportunities, improving healthcare, and stopping human trafficking in hopes of permitting these individuals to enjoy the basic necessities of life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Cents of Relief is a wonderful, young, and energetic organization. I have seen those involved help grow their programs from the start and am excited to see what they will do in the future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their updates that they provide to me via email. They are very good about sharing personal stories to really help us see the results of our donation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how dedicated the board members are. Thtey make every effort to keep donors and those involved that are interested personally updated. they provide personal attention to everyone involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

VERY kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help raise more awareness and have more staff on the ground.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Cents of Relief is a wonderful organization which aims to help women and children who are trafficked or at risk of trafficking. I enjoy working with Cents of Relief as I know they are dedicated to the cause to help change lives and end trafficking. Cents of Relief is very open to suggestions from volunteers and this is what I love about the organization. They listen to what their volunteers think can make a change and help get these ideas implemented. I recently assisted them in proofing the hindi version of the Burn Comic's first edition. I have also participated in raising funds as well as awareness.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing photographs from Cents of Relief programs and hearing stories about the programs from other volunteers on the ground. It is moving to learn about the impact.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how inclusive they make you feel once you get involved or share an idea.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated and driven.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help change the lives of so many innocent women and children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Cents of Relief is a great non profit organization that provides tremendous relief to woman who have been subjected to prostitution and trafficking. Assistance is available through prevention programs, healthcare and education. The growing numbers in human trafficking is appalling, thus, the programs offered by COR are vital. I have had the honor to assist COR by creating their new websites relaunch cards. The organization does a significant job in keeping the public informed through their website and other social media networks about critical information related to human trafficking. They provide individuals with the opportunity to make a difference through various outlets. Lack of education and proper healthcare is the downfall of vast populations in third world countries, and Cents of Relief does a great part in helping alleviate this critical issue.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being inspired to help make a positive difference for those in need. The founders of this organization are wonderful selfless people who set a great example for others through their benevolence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have started to work with Cents of Relief since 2003 with another partner organization. Now i have started my own organisation called Destiny FOundation and is working very closely with COR.They have been extrmenly supportive and has helped us with funding and insight on health issues to our women who have been trafficked experience.I have worked with Anup on creating relationships with other NGOS so that he could provide burn reconstruction on women who have been burned in the red-light areas of India"I wish them all the best in their future endevour. --

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They have been very active,sending public health volunteers to India,supplying education health awareness material,org health workshop.They conducted reasearch project in the red-light area interviewing the clients of prostituded women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am so glad to have cross paths with Cents of Relief. Cents of Relief provides a communication channel that allows for such easy access of information and updates. From tackling social media, to arranging energetic fundraisers, they have done a wonderful job of reminding us of our social responsibilities while involving us hands on.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing little children share their comments with their mothers after reading the burn comics. I've visited a few places where we were able to share the message of the comic and it was taken to by the children with great positivity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I came across Cents of Relief via a friend who knew Rina. Over the last few months, I have been following the cause and it warms my heart to see all of the progress the team is making on so many levels of relief. From assisting burn victims, to distributing safety comics and launching innovative fundraising programs- I feel this is a charity that I can relate to as someone with the youthful energy to make a difference. Helping Cents of Relief goes beyond just the piece of mind of helping charity, it helps you make a real impact.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been helping Rina with Burn Comic translations in other languages. I was able to share the copy with a few South Asian women and children's shelters and they thought it to be a great educational tool!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their vision is not only to help others, it is to help others to help those in need. They make the experience as hands on for volunteers as is possible.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world, one cent at a time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Although I have been affiliated with COR since 2004, last summer, I collaborated with COR to create an educational comic book (about Burn safety) for kids in the red light areas of India as well as for kids right here in the US. Through the concerted effort of many people, the comic book was a wild success! I LOVE volunteering with COR and I plan to get even more involved with this organization in the very near future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization by meeting many selfless, dedicated people who are committed to serving those in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Through Cents of Relief, I have been working in Kalighat, Kolkata (Calcutta) at a center that provides health, education and vocational training for women and children in Kalighat (the oldest red light district in Kolkata). Cents of Relief provides funds and support that provide a tremendous amount of support and compassion for women in prostitution. Despite the large number of women and children in need in the area, there are very few resources to assist them or help them find a path out of sex work and extreme poverty. Cents of Relief's staff and volunteers (and the programs they run) truly provide necessary services where there are few or none.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Since arriving in Kolkata, I have experienced the results of this organization's basic health services program, food distribution for needy children and HIV/AIDS Outreach in the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes to this organization, I would like to see their services extended to other parts of Kolkata and more broadly across India.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The extraordinary enthusiasm and passion that staff members and volunteers bring to their work each and every day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are compassionate, intelligent and extremely helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the way women (and their children) who are trafficked or forced to work in prostitution live. If Cents of Relief had 10 million bucks, they could change the cycle of poverty and exploitation that is all too familiar in Kalighat.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a lack of funds to expand and enhance their programs further

One thing I'd also say is that...

the problem of trafficking is not limited to Kalighat - the programs offered by Cents of Relief should be available to every women who has suffered this terrible abuse.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

It has been a pleasure to work with Rina and Anup. Cents of Relief has expanded it's scope to include healthcare to burn victims in South Asia. With Cents of Relief and Operation Smile backing, we were able to perform approximately 50 reconstructive operations on burn victims. Ultimately, it may be possible to extend this coverage to other developing nations. Lastly, preventative health measures, such as introducing a comic book to teach children about safety, has been implemented with great success. Cents of Relief has come very far in a short period of time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mumbai, India, where we were able to operate and perform burn reconstruction on some very deserving patients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Cents of Relief since 2003 when Anup and Rina started with small fundraisers to support their projects. I am aware of the organizations true dedication to improving the health and lives of women and children in the red-light areas of india. Most recently, Cents of Relief created a Burn Comic book to help teach children in India about burn prevention. This comic was distributed in Mumbai schools with great success! The story of Lalit playing with fireworks is such a great way to help children understand how to keep themselves safe!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing first hand what the women and children have been able to learn. You can really see the results of the Cents of Relief programs when you speak with any of the volunteers or people hosting the programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how personal it is. They really work to make sure all volunteers and donors can see what is going on with the programs first hand.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of most all of the women in Kolkata's red-lighta reas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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