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Mission: OUR VISION is to make each and every child to be self dependent and self independent with a bright career. Based on the areas of their interest we want to make them professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers, social workers, IAS and IPS etc., Children are growing up in utmost fear and knowledge of God. At present there are 35 children between the age group of 6 –16 yrs with 16 Boys and 19 Girls. There is a couple and a wardens who stay along with children to take care with love. Future expansion is planned for another 5 children for the academic year 2010-11. By faith and commitment we are forwarding to take up the children to promote the best standards to these lives.

Target demographics: Orphan children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: Running orphanage

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cherish really has a passion for helping children, have visited them numerous times, Cherish takes care of overall well being and development of each child.... God Bless all the people behind this initiative

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came into contact with Cherish couple of years back when we started an orphan network in Hyderabad. Ever since I had contacted with Cherish foundation I admired at the admin and the family atmosphere in the home.
48 in mats as on today 23 boys and 25 girls in different age groups in two different accommodations but close to each other under a friendly management by the adult inmates and foster parents Mrs and Mr David
In fact in general there is a tendency for children to abscond from child care institutions or children homes. But here 39 are residing since their admission in the home for the past fourteen years. The others were integrated in families. As on now 2 completed their college and four are in final year graduation and Post graduation in different specializations.
Whenever I visit I enjoy seeing these kids and young adults enjoying in extracurricular activities such as music, dance, crafts, art, indoor and outdoor games, painting and designing and gardening. They are also good cooks, can cook for large numbers as five star hotel chefs. The visitors are given warm welcome and treated has VIPs and give very good hospitality. When they sing and play music we will forget the surroundings and admire at them.
Nearly 12 of these children are well recognized by their colleges/schools and even in society for their talents and for their voluntary services and social events, in government projects designed for downtrodden people of the society. They also started a Leo Club of Cherish (Lions Club)
Above all the love that bonds between inmates and the foster parents is so great. I love them. >

sayajeetcherish

Donor

Rating: 5

CHERISH Foundation is a family where each and every kid is taken utmost care for all forms of his life!

I have visited the foundation as volunteer multiple times!

Kids are very good in education!
Kids are highly ambitious!
Elder kids are highly passionate to achieve their goals!

David sir, father for CHERISH kids is highly determined and dedicated!
He is man of values and deeply nurtures the same in kids!

It is a very good caring environment, where elder kids help the younger ones in all possible ways!

Professionally the foundation is very transparent, every single penny donated and spend has a clear record!

I recommend a must visit to CHERISH Foundation, an awesome place to spend some quality time with some brilliant kids!


Thanks

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many people ask what did you get from cherish?

I have been associated with CHERISH since 8 years now & actively 3 to 4 years!

CHERISH is my family and I believe words wouldn't be enough to describe the bonding I have with David sir, CHERISH & all kids!

Cherish has actually cleansed the way I approach life!

Interacting with David Sir and then kids at cherish is a great moment for me!
David Sir along with his family and friends made CHERISH a great place!

Since the time, I started interacting actively with kids, I sensed the following:

1) Kids are highly inspired by David Sir's determination & vision full thoughts!

2) Believe me in each and every kid, I have observed a sense of responsibility towards CHERISH as a family!

3) CHERISH is everything for these kids!

I always pray to god, it should make more people like David Sir, who break the barriers of the normal life cycle and do something beyond normalcy!

Most of my friends, colleagues and family relations (including me) fear and probably never be able to do or achieve what David Sir and his family has already done!

I have been trying since long to do something for my country and society!

Finally GOD blessed me when I first came to cherish way back in 2009 and 2010!

I feel very much happy, lucky and blessed to be part of cherish!

Spending time with kids over games and activities are the best moments of my life; there is nothing parallel to this!

Making them play and keeping the thrill alive, I really enjoy a lot!

I strongly believe, kids too equally enjoy it!

Every time when I & David sir discuss, we discuss a lot about kids, there future plans, and cherish; the deep sense of seriousness, care and tension David Sir has towards each kid is remarkable!

I must say all the kids are specially blessed to have David Sir as father!

I strongly believe that, one fine day David Sir would grow as a gigantic banyan tree nurturing all the kids, and in due course of time slowly kids would become the supporting branches, making the foundation stronger and allowing the tree to grow bigger and better!

God bless you all!

Donor

Rating: 5

First time I've visited Cherish home was 10 years ago and since then I admire all the children who are aspiring and working hard to accomplish good careers. I myself and infact many others have seen the good results of their hard work in their conduct, studies, music, sports, cultural activities etc. Some of these kids stood first and achieved top ranks in their schools and colleges, many kids learned and can play musical instruments, almost everyone is good at sports and cultural activities.

The founder and caretaker of Cherish home is very simple man with great vision and goals for the kids. His commitment in raising these children is inspiring to them and people outside.

Over the years I've learned many things from these children and I'm inspired in many ways. I humbly request others to visit Cherish home once and provide support in your best ability for the betterment of the children future and careers.

I'm privileged and sincerely thankful to God in knowing these kids and the caretaker.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHERISH Home has been a blessing to many children giving joy, hope, happiness and future to many lives. I personally visited the orphange many times; learned life lessons from these kids. David anna (brother)
and his family have put all their efforts and dedicated their life to run this orphange. All the children are disciplined, well behaved, studious, blessed with talents such as playing musical instruments, sports, etc. I wish and pray God that they have a permanent home to run the orphange. I was really blessed by visiting Cherish Home.

Pb L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A great GOD given Cherish Home for Hopeless Children TO prove the real God's love, care& concern in this present ERA IN OUR MIDIST may GOD bless the Cherish Foundation FOR EVER AND EVER AMEN ALL GLOURY TO JESUS CHRIST AMEN

Vishali C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was amazing being with cherish through kantar.
Very proud of the kids over there who are really talented and intelligent . Gods gift.

Aruna Kumari G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Iam a medical doctor (cataract and Lasik Surgeon),I was surprised to see the discipline.talent,out spokeness of the children in Cherish.Few children has the potential to become leaders!Hats oof to the caretaker.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen kids grow at Cherish Foundation, they are not just taken in, but they are groomed and allowed to explore their dreams, I would like to appreciate Bro.David Subramanyam for the good work that he's doing. All this is possible only when you have "Love". It's a true example of Love which Jesus taught in the Bible.

Continue the good work.

Vijaykar.
Hyderabad.

Ashish C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Friends

Cherish Home is like reachin a heaven
lovely kids with smile
running around their beloved and Caring DADDY

its been kinda decade I have been coming say for Deewali and xmas Celebrations

Wish I could do some thing like this

So i do my part of taking care of medical needs as much as I can

overall one must visit Cherish for unforgettable experience

Dr Ashish Chauhan
MD Int Med Fellowship Diab Apollo

Abhilash P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really praise God by the service of Cherish home.Inspite of many troubles and temptations Bro. David Garu is able to move on with faith in Christ to run this wonderful and Good ministry.The talents of the children there like education and music are really amazing. May God bless all these little children.
The most important think I liked is the very humble nature of Bro. David and hard working nature of all the children in their talents.
I remember this ministry in my daily prayers.
May God bless you all.
May the peace of God sustains you.

Donor

Rating: 5

Very well organised and caring place for the children. I have never seen anyone feeling that they are orphans, during my personal visits. I have always found them happy and confident. They have been taken care with good education, nourishment, teaching them how to depend on God. They have been empowered with different skills in addition to their studies. He has been doing a great job overall with a great burden and passion which God has laid on him.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cherish is a place where I wud really cherish there,the atmosphere there is full of love & peace,children there are very kind & loving,once I visited a house,one lady shared with,even in our houses our children are not eating such a good food as cherish children,& their dresses.I feel it is like a heaven on earth,it is more than a home.I wish if every person had a father's heart like bro David,this world wud b different, I wish from my hear t cherish peace,prosperity, abundance & happiness.

Donor

Rating: 5

We know the works of Cherish Foundation for last 10 year’s +
Really commendable the way the children are taken care off in their all round development....
We wish always the best to all the people associated with Cherish .... God Bless

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Paul, and my personal thoughts on Cherish Foundation is that this the best. It makes you feel like you are a whole. No matter if you lost someone in your family, but living in this family makes you feel you never lost someone. I personally experienced it, I felt like that is my family. You have everything, that you can ever think of, sisters, brothers, dad, mom, pets, and education. You'll get better at discipline, the way you behave and grow spiritually. Overall, this is a great family that you can ever have.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been seeing the Cherish Children for atleast 8 years from now. They have grown up to greater heights(both physically and spiritually). Credit goes to Brother David who has been taking care of them more than a father. I'm sure, these kids are fortunate enough now and do not think they are orphans at all. Brother David has unleashed each and every child with their hidden talents. I'm proud to say that they have also started to serve the needy by becoming part of 'Leo Club of Cherish' under the parenthood of Lions Club of Secunderabad Ramakrishnapuram of District 320B.

Our family is closely attached to Cherish and we do Cherish all good memories that we had with them.

Best Wishes,

Lion Praveen Gabriel

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's a real joy to talk about Cherish. I really appreciate Mr. David for the efforts he has put in to help the children dream big and also achieve them. He is always encouraging the kids and moulding them to be better citizens of our country. God Bless You Abundantly.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to know about Cherish team through a regular donor of Cherish in Sydney, Australia. In August 2016, along with my supportive husband, Vivek Jogunoori, I personally visited Cherish to know the team and their work, as part of our Mission India project from Pendle Hill Baptist Church (PHBC), Sydney, Australia. We were bowled over by the love, discipline and bonding of Cherish children. Adorable children and a highly-dedicated father figure personified in David Subramaniam. The joy you enjoy in the time spent with Cherish Home is immeasurable.
We, eleven of us from Mission India team, PHBC visited Cherish home on 5th October 2016. What a beautiful blessed day it was! We all worshiped together, listened to the anointed sermon from Pastor Guy Johnston, PHBC, played games and lunched as one bonded family. We were all moved in our Spirit and every minute of the day was a blessing for all of us. We didn’t want to leave at all. Cherish is a blessing for our own Jogunoori family too. After Christmas, on 29th December, we all, my sons, daughter in law, my husband, brother in law, niece and nephew spent beautiful campfire dinner with Cherish family. Now, cherish is very much part of our own and church family.
David Subramaniam’s dedication is outstanding. Proper Faith will produce proper works. Cherish Foundation is one of the most beautiful stories of Faith found in the children and above all, David Subramaniam is truly "living to his Call" from our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Protecting children with safe, functional home and facilities.
Ensure a bright future with proper schooling, higher education and advanced learning.
Raising children in the nurture of the Lord.
Each of the children are so different but what a blessing each one is.
Every one of our Cherish children are just as precious in God's sight.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed, Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

Donor

Rating: 3

I had the privilege to know about Cherish team through a regular donor of Cherish in Sydney, Australia. In August 2016, along with my supportive husband, Vivek Jogunoori, I personally visited Cherish to know the team and their work, as part of our Mission India project from Pendle Hill Baptist Church (PHBC), Sydney, Australia. We were bowled over by the love, discipline and bonding of Cherish children. Adorable children and a highly-dedicated father figure personified in David Subramaniam. The joy you enjoy in the time spent with Cherish Home is immeasurable.
We, eleven of us from Mission India team, PHBC visited Cherish home on 5th October 2016. What a beautiful blessed day it was! We all worshiped together, listened to the anointed sermon from Pastor Guy Johnston, PHBC, played games and lunched as one bonded family. We were all moved in our Spirit and every minute of the day was a blessing for all of us. We didn’t want to leave at all. Cherish is a blessing for our own Jogunoori family too. After Christmas, on 29th December, we all, my sons, daughter in law, my husband, brother in law, niece and nephew spent beautiful campfire dinner with Cherish family. Now, cherish is very much part of our own and church family.
David Subramaniam’s dedication is outstanding. Proper Faith will produce proper works. Cherish Foundation is one of the most beautiful stories of Faith found in the children and above all, David Subramaniam is truly "living to his Call" from our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Protecting children with safe, functional home and facilities.
Ensure a bright future with proper schooling, higher education and advanced learning.
Raising children in the nurture of the Lord.
Each of the children are so different but what a blessing each one is.
Every one of our Cherish children are just as precious in God's sight.

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed, Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Hi,
I had been associated with CHERISH Foundation for the time I was in Hyderabad. When I met children at CHERISH, I felt that Mr. David was trying his best to give a quality life to each and every child at CHERISH HOME. All the kids at CHERISH are provided with good education, nice sporting facilities. At the same time they are being groomed for Extra Curricular activities as well. I have spent several quality fun-filled moments with children and its feels great to work for such a wonderful cause. I would encourage others to help in anyway they can help CHERISH grow because I believe they are doing great with their job i.e. providing quality life to lovely and talented children over there and making them responsible to lead a successful life.

Hope to see them soon! :)
-Gaurav

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been associated with Mr.David and Cherish Foundation for the past few years. I found this organization doing well with sincere, committed and honest approach. My interactions with the children in CHERISH made me feel that genuine work is being exhibited for bringing up the homeless children.

I was touched by Mr.David's perseverance in making the children educated in good schools. The children are well disciplined and cultured.

Sincere Wishes to CHERISH for their future endeavours.

Warm Regards,
Ganesh
Hyderabad
(+91 9963276677)

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Donor

Rating: 4

Cherish foundation has been helping hundreds of homeless kids around hyderabad India to get a life that they deserve. I am blessed to be able to help this organization. May God bless the team who are the reason for the smiles on these kids faces. Keep up the good work.

2

Donor

Rating: 4

Few relationship are so close and special that we do not remember how long we are been a part of it. Since few years I am associated with Cherish. From long time I wanted to get associated with an NGO where I can play some small role and help the needy people. I came across Cherish one fine day, visited Cherish few times, met the children, felt really happy and realized somewhere the sense of responsibility that I have towards them. the Org is small hence need more help. My satisfaction that I could personally get associated with Cherish encouraged me to take my next step and I decided to take the responsibility of a child's monthly sponsorship and helping in their school needs once a year. I know my contribution in not too big. But I want to share this hoping that someone would get inspire and feel the happiness that I feel every month when I fulfill my responsibility. I think we should play our part when people like David sir has contributed whole life towards Cherish. Of course we cant do what David Sir is doing,but we can help him by helping those children.

Anita

2 Ralph M.

Donor

Rating: 5

In 2011 I had the privilege of spending time with the staff and children of the Cherish Foundation. The Cherish Foundation is a Christian Orphanage that is preparing young children to take their place in the new Indian Economy. They do this by providing a nurturing environment based on the Love of Christ and through a focus on education. These Children are loved, looked after and provided the adult attention that they require to mature into mature caring adults.

I am in awe of how much David is able to do with the funds that he has. I urge anyone reading this review to consider providing some support to Cherish, these children are worthy of your contribution and will benefit enormously from your gift.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was in India on an international assignment, a friend of mine from CORE LOGICS first introduced me to the 35 overwhelmingly loving caring happy and well cared for children. I spent nearly every sunday of the next four months with them. I want everyone who reads this to know that this foundation is well managed, and the children are extremely well cared for. You can be confident that your donation will be well spent. I urge anyone who happens to be in Hyderabad to call them, spend a day with them. You will keep memories that will warm you on those cold nights when you are alone. I don't know what else to say. I spent easily 16 days with them, they never fought, the never teased each other, they treated all of the others as siblings. They are simply amazing and you will be blessed if you have a chance to meet them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited back in 2008 and I only spent a short time with David, his wife, staff and children, but it was wonderful to see the dedicated work they do in bringing up the children in the knowledge of God's love for them. We experienced such hospitality and the children seemed so happy and settled there. In fact, it would have been wonderful to have spent more time with them... maybe in the future.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity/orphanage is run on a shoestring by a humble and truly dedicated man with vision. There are 35 children of various ages in the orphanage and their aim is to give each child a good start and a real chance in life. The children's stories are all different but very sad.

It was a pleasure on my last visit to India to see the children in their own surroundings, and to see how the orphanage functions. The children are extremely polite, well behaved, and courteous.

The aim is that each child when it leaves the orphanage will have a profession to follow in life.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

David Subramanyam is humble man, dedicated and vision oriented, its really a home, loving and god fearing children.

3 Andy30

Donor

Rating: 5

The Cherish Foundation is a wonderful charity that upholds the values and compassion that God would insist on by caring for orphans, widows, the poor etc... David always makes every effort to communicate with those who donate, God bless this charity and it's workers.

3 Sujaya C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A blessed place called cherish foundation one will find smiling and God fearing children playing and growing up as a family with Jesus around them in form of David ....

its a sincere prayer that this family stay blessed and focussed on keeping Christ first in everything....

We have had great cherishing experiences in joining them while celebrating birthdays of Nathan or Ethan or may be having crackers blast on the eve of Diwali for the glory of Christ

I have always regretted that I could be a very small part of this home but every initeraction of ours was as blessed as heavenly and as memorable as possible

I thank Dr Sujaya my wife who has always supported me in being a part of Cherish Home

Thank Mr Praful Dharod for sponsoring one Hepatitis B camp out of three organised

May God shower his choicest blessings on this Bethlehem of India

Dr Ashish Chauhan
MBBS MD CMC Ludhiana
Fellowship Diabetes CMC Vellore
Medical Director Eesha Multispeciality Hospital
Somajiguda Hyderabad
9177721257

2 Vicki43

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cherish Foundation is a wonderful home for children run by David Subramanyam, a very humble man who has dedicated his life to helping those that come into his care. All the children are happy, well-behaved and polite, studious and grateful for all they have (which is so little!). What these children need more than anything, in my opinion, is a home of their own. They are living in a run-down property that is being lent to them free of charge but they could be evicted at short notice. I can't even imagine how they could manage if that were to happen. The idea terrifies me when I think of the dangers that the children could be exposed to. I know Cherish extremely well and all I can say is that these children need to stay together as a family under David's care so that they can continue to thrive. A new home would ideally be twice as large so that another 35 children could benefit from this incredibly loving and caring environment. The children pray daily for a home of their own and my dream is to start a non-profit for this purpose. If anyone reading this would be willing to help, David can give you my contact information and I'll keep you informed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff at Room to Grow are devoted to supporting new families and changing their experiences of parenthood by offering guidance, encouragement and care as well as a magnificent array of material goods. As a consultant to the clinical staff I have been impressed by the knowledge, thoughtfullness and joy that the clinical staff bring to their work with families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

David anna is very committed man for his God given burden. Children are well disciplined. I and my wife love cherish foundation.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated for little children called orphans- a great organization, service done on mission mode giving these children them a proper life and who no longer would be orphans here.

3

Donor

Rating: 4

I have been to this organization few times and I celebrated my son and wife birth day here. I interacted with children and they are growing very well in a good environment. They have shown their love and affection. It's great joy, happiness moments to spend time with children.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

One Fine day i got some information from one of my friend that they had visited an orphanage(almost 30 kids present) and spent some time with the kids, which really changed the way, we look at life. They have so little still no complains, full cooperation between them and zeal to do something better in life. As per as our concern we have good families, great parents, opportunities still we complain, we fight, etc... Lots more to learn in life... I thought, and i requested my friend to plan one more visit, as i want to visit this place and do some donation, First time i have just donated Rs 2500 (not in the form of cash, but brought some rice, dal, and other daily consumables for the kids and care takers). We visited cherish orphanage and it was really great feeling, i felt so lucky for all that i have in my life, got from my parents, at the same time felt guilty that we don't even think much for those who are under privileged, thought this is not enough, i should keep coming here & donate something within my capacity! There was a guy Mr. David taking complete responsibility of the kids, absolutely great personality, what a man! By listening his complete story, I felt God is present in some form to care these kids! he is really a inspirational guy. Also he had some good friends who do regularly help him. So that's it After some time again we have planned a visited CHERISH. This time i have donated Rs 4500(rice, dal and other daily consumables). i felt everyone has at least should have some moral responsibility to visit such places and share some time with the special kids. I know very well my donations are very less, still am planning to regularize it and do as much as i can. "Visiting CHERISH and spending some time was absolutely a great experience"

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

my association with this foundation has helped to bring about a change so profound that I am honored to continue my relation with the foundation forever. the smile on the face of the children, who have a positive outlook and accept life as even more beautiful, and it is a lesson in itself! the work by the staff is commendable and I wish all the best wishes to them in the their future endeavors for which I pledge to be a part of! Thank you.