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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The mission of akshaya usa is to serve humanitarian needs of mentally ill disabled men and women.

Programs: The mission of akshaya usa is to serve humanitarian needs of mentally disabled men and women.

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20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jen C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Inspiring and worthy of sharing...I wanted to send the story of this wonderful organization to others! Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Akshaya is a great organization to help spread humanity in the world. I like their mission of feeding the poor who cant feed themselves.It has been a pleasant experience donating to them.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw a video of Akshaya on facebook. I was absolutely in awe of this mans sincerity in dealing with the poor and downtrodden of India. I checked out his website and saw all the Rotary references there. I immediately made a donation because I trust Rotary 100% and if they are associated with this I knew that it was100% real and trustworthy.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Happy to see someone finally working for the right people. I wish you all the best and hope your teams dreams come true

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Ruben K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nice initiative. Hoping to see them helping more people...

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work of this organisation first came to my attention as I watched the founder on CNN Heroes being honoured for his superhuman efforts to feed the poor in India. Astounded by Narayanan Krishnan's commitment and dedication to hungry and homeless individuals I felt that Akshaya USA should be supported. Inspired by this cause i have donated money and I hope to promote this worthwhile cause in the UK. The issue of hunger and extreme poverty in India can be tackled through the publicity and support given to organisations such as Akshaya USA. I have visited India and witnessed the hopelessness of the destitute first hand. I cannot begin to explain the helplessness and frustration that I experienced at this sight. I promised to myself that when I returned to the UK I would endeavour to help those working tirelessly to combat the evils of poverty and social inequality. By pledging my support for Akshaya USA I hope to have moved a step closer to realizing my dream of helping to serve those who are in need and more importantly supporting those on the front-line who work daily to help those who have nothing. Long may the Akshaya USA organisation continue.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Akshaya for some time now and have been looking at the work he has done and the commitment shown by Krishnan and one of my very close friends visited his place and has shared the great work he does
It surely is an inspiration to a lot of people to see the work of Mr,Krishnan
He has not only brought hope to the people on the streets in Madurai but also to the world to keep alive the tradition of giving.
It surely is a great sacrifice to be doing at such an young age. This is surely and truly one go greatest acts of selflessness,
The one incident which really was touching was the incident and comment from one of the destitute people to Krishnans mother on her first visit . The comment being that she is blessed to have a son like Krishnan , who is the reason for the person to be alive.
And i think he has taken the next step of building the home so as to take the people away from the streets and house them . This i think is Vision .
Mr.Krishnan has brought hope to a world where there is anger, greediness , selfishness and war.
So in a nutshell Mr,Krishnan is selfless, humble , inspirational and a visionary.

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Jane P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

just sharing what I have learned and see someone with the true love of the Lord in their hearts..willing to give of themselves before others and working hard to help the less fortunate. most ppl work hard to better their own lives but this is something we could all learn from. May the Lord bless your work and all you have done.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended a lecture at BITS Pilani by Mr. Narayanan Krishnan. He is an exceptional human being and a exemplary figure for the human race and particularly Indians. He is doing an excellent job in the south and i hope people work out similar things in every part of India as well. I am a student right now, and i wish i could be more associated with him and his association as a volunteer in my vacations or something. All the Best to all your ventures.

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Jack D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Krishnan is an excellent example of humanity at its best. From the moment I saw the video documenting what the Akshaya Trust is doing great work. He goes against the conventional norms of the caste system by feeding and shaving the members of the mentally ill & destitute. This foundation is very much in need of support.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first read about Krishnan and Akshaya on CNN. As i learned more about Akshaya and Krishnan's work I was inspired do something for this group. Krishnans commitment and selflessness is truly great. So, i have talked to my friends and they too were inspired. We are right now collecting funds to donate to Akshaya.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Mr.Krishnan has sacrificed his career and lucrative life and voluntarily chosen a hard path (for the rest of us) to serve the helpless and homeless. Mr.Krishnan and Akshaya volunteers serve hot food to the most neglected people in our society three times a day without expecting anything in return. It just amazes me everytime I think about it as we live in a society where we are too busy to take care of just our own needs. Also, Akshaya is taking it a step further by trying to make the lives of homeless and helpless better by building a home where such helpless people can live peacefully and without suffering the exploitations of antisocial elements. This is going to be true for women and children who are on the streets and many of who are mentally challenged as well. Thanks to Akshaya and Mr.Krishnan for showing us all what moral courage and kind-heartedness is all about.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It is always a difficult one to vote one cause over the other. But reality is such, and for now, one winner is chosen amongst the other winners who await a delayed gratification. Few reasons separate Akshaya Trust’s cause, efforts and passions to the others, except for one, and that is, it is their time to get the recognition and its deserving accolades. Driven by sheer magnanimity, selfless and un-withering love for the discarded of a society, Akshaya Trust has tirelessly and I’m sure tiredly at times, continued their efforts to care for almost a decade now. This selfless care has made the difference for those discarded in a society where some like them only clothe in tatters while not too far away someone else sprays Chanel No.5 onto themselves. Akshaya Trust has enabled even the life in tattered clothes to continue living, calm the grumbles in their stomachs, and sit in peace to listen to the protesting voices in their heads. Most importantly, they have encouraged their survival to be in dignity allowing them to share at least one commonality with some of their fragrant, affluent country people.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Krishnan is the Mother Theresa of this generation.With a lucrative career in hand nobody would have taken the decision of a lifetime to serve the needy.He is a true role model for every one and Akshaya has shown a way to many who wanted to do charity but didn't had a direction.God bless Akshaya & Mr Krishnan.
Satheesh,Atlanta

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Phyllis J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard of Akshaya from my good friend Latha who is also now a board member. She had visited Akshaya and met with Narayan Krishnan. Just listening to the details was so emotionally moving. It takes a lot of selflessness to take that first step to make a change in the lives of the old, homeless and hungry that we see everyday but pass by without a second glance. Hats off to Mr. Krishnan and the work he is doing.

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Liz V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of Krishnan's work via the CNN Heroes video and was deeply moved. Seeing what one concerned human being can accomplish in the name of compassion makes me ask myself how I can be of service to the poor.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i learned about akshaya at the cnn tribute to heroes event. i was completely blown away by the simplicity of narayanan's message, his earnest humility, and the powerful mission to help those society has deemed un-helpable.

my tears flowed, and i decided right then and there to donate to akshaya rather than spend money on gifts for my family and people who i work with: agents, managers, publicists, and the like.

i made up a letter detailing narayanan's mission, complete with pictures i obtained from akshaya. almost everyone i sent the letter to informing them of my donation chose to make their own donation as well; not to impress me, but because they, too, were so moved by this incredible story of one man being the change he wishes to see in the world.

G-d bless narayanan for showing me that the beauty of love and giving is not for nothing; it can transform lives, communities, and even those of us in show-biz hollywood.

Mayim Bialik, Ph.D.
Actress and Citizen of this amazing world

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I hartfully congratulate all directly or indirectly working individules to Akshaya. They are working for a good cause and proving the saying 'helping people is worshiping God'.

I want every one to put their hands forward to be part of this greate cause.




Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping the needy and poor and ccaring for them in the way they can directly benefit is by no means an easy task. The trust has taken pains to serve people at their place, which is truly noteworthy

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my opinion Humanity is the lifeblood of our civilization. The trust works on Human values. The trust has a very noble cause and it spreads humanity to rest of the world by its mission and action.
We need to understand that development along with human values is needed in current era. God has created this world free for everybody and by human values we can make it better place to live in.

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