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.
Target demographics: Women and children who have been trafficked or are at risk of human trafficking.
Geographic areas served: South Asia
Programs: Burn Surgery International, CoR Comic Book Series, eMentoring, Rx Healthy Solutions, Crafting Change
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 43-2019149
203-533-9267
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My experience with Cents of Relief has been AMAZING! Rina and Anup are highly committed to the cause, and take care to ensure that all programs greatly benefit the women and children. I can say with confidence that Cents of Relief has made a lifelong impact on many women and children in need!! They have gained an identity and self confidence - while learning basic hygiene skills, computer and English language training - many things that children in the U.S. wouldn't have to think twice about. The new burn victim program has great partners and is a very promising endeavor.

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

There is nothing quite like seeing the smiles on the faces of the children in Kolkata when you arrive!

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

The relationships that I've built with the women and children in India

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

Inspiring

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

What makes Cents of Relief such an incredible non-profit organization is its unrelenting commitment to a women's issue that typically does not receive the mainstream media attention it truly warrants. Furthermore, the programs and services it provides serve as invaluable stepping stones towards creating more productive and impactful lives for the women and children caught within the vicious web of human trafficking. Finally, this organization is a shining example of the incredible and lasting impact that seemingly ordinary people can have when they are truly dedicated to their cause.

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

By listening to the stories of my fellow volunteers who have personally witnessed the impact that Cents of Relief has had on the lives of women in children in red light districts. I hope one day I can experience this first hand.

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

make incalculable strides towards providing solid educational opporunities to both women and children. Furthermore, it's ability to speedily and effectively deliver much needed healthcare to this vulnerable population would improve substantially.

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

If you want to make a genuine difference in the lives of the poorest children in India, then this is the organization for you. The Board and volunteers are the most amazing people you have ever met - they have worked tirelessly since 2003 to provide education, access to health care, and lifesaving information on health awareness.

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

seeing the amazing results of the hard work done by Cents of Relief!

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I co-founded Cents of Relief in June 2003 while at the University of Florida. Anup Patel, a friend at the time, was in India working with children infected by HIV/AIDS for the summer. We exchanged emails about his experiences and were wondering what more we could do. Together we created programs that Anup could deliver to the children during the summer. Upon his return we wanted to do more and began to do fundraisers. We used the money we raised to work with other non-profits in delivering the health awareness workshops we created and decided to form Cents of Relief to help on a larger scale. Anup and I are dedicated to Cents of Relief for life to help ensure that all women and children of the world can be safe from human trafficking and slavery!

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

India. Everytime I think of my little friends I have made through our work in India I realize the results that are possible. The children are so eager to learn and have an opportunity to do more!

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

the women and children we get to work with. They are AMAZING!

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

AMAZING! The volunteers are always willing to stay involved and provide as many ideas as possible.

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

Invest in women and children through our own center.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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