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7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate the thank you letter from Father and I think everyone does a very ggod job, Thank you all for doing what you do and God Bless You.Carol

Donor

Rating: 4

My husband and I have been sponsoring a child for about three and a half years now through Help the Helpless. This organization is extremely efficient with funds received, and certainly does care for the children they sponsor, and even those they are waiting to sponsor.
We did not know what to expect when we sponsored our child, but all we wanted was to help a child in need through a trust worthy organization, and we did not have much money.
When we began our sponsorship, we were delighted to see a picture of the dear child we were to help. She was not smiling. Since we have been sponsoring her we have received a video taken by a sponsor who was actually at St. Mary’s School and took video footage of the children. Almost every child was smiling!
Help the Helpless is a great way to help a child in need! The cost is $15 to help a child who has a handicap and $10 to help a child who does not have this extra special need.
We could send a check monthly, or have an automatic withdrawal taken out monthly. Fr. Antony said himself that he personally handles extra funds for the child, and speaks with them personally.
It was one of the best blessings of our lives, and I’m guessing that our dear child’s life is also improved!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'll start again because I hit the "enter" button and my review disappeared. I have been a monthly donor for several years with Help the Helpless and I'm thoroughly satisfied and amazed at the significant progress this group of staff, voluneers and children have achieved. I learned of this organization through a trusted television program. I made contact and received a valuable packet of information. The packet included a map of the specific geographic area where this needs exists, a brief history about the local peoples (their way of life, government, religious and cultural beliefs). I learned how great the need is for help with the deaf/mute, with loss the loss of limbs (legs/arms), food, shelter and educational training. For the most part these children are mentally sound but grossly lack advocates with their government and the poverty prevents assistance. The founding Father Anthony and his staff and volunteers have established a truly wonderful vibrant, living and growing community. Children are receiving education with meaningful skills. Many are becoming teachers fully certified by the Indian government and graduates are sort after. These young adults are receiving salaries to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Others are being taught employable skills based on their highest abilities. Finally, I receive udates from the field with written notes from the sponsored child. This organization is top of the line. The mission and its execution are beyond reproach. Bless Father Anthony, his successors, staff, volunteers, children and donors. THANK YOU for giving me this opportunity to share my experience and beilief in this outstanding group.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored a child through Help the Helpless. They have excellent schools and homes for those living in poverty who are also handicapped. Just a few dollars goes a long way with this charity. I would highly recommend Help the Helpless as a very good way to help the poor in India.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I researched this organization and there is very little overhead so almost all the donations go to help the kids in India. There is such a great need so this is the least that I can do. I am making monthly donations and receive feedback from Help the Helpless and one specific child so I know that my money is being well spent.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity is small and primarily staffed by volunteers, hence the lack of "transparency" that has dropped it's rating over the years. It's an orphanage/school run by the catholic church in rural India, and they take in many children and give them a good education and health support. They also have a good program in place to help disabled (including quite a few deaf) children, and work to get them able to communicate (for the deaf kids) and get them a marketable skill so that they can get jobs. No religious schooling is preached/allowed in India, if that's a concern of yours. All in all I'm very impressed with this organization and it's accomplishments towards helping the helpless.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have donated to this organization for years and am in touch with the founder Father Anthony. I have not been able so find out much information about how the money is handled but know they do good work and I have adopted 3 foster children through the years through this organization. In general education is what they do. I do not know what medical care or assistance or dental care, etc these impoverished children receive. I also have been told that boys receive preferential treatment. I do not know this and wish more knowledgeable people who have visited India and this school would jump in and review it.

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