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Udavum Karangal Of Usa

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children's Museums, Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Udavum Karangal is an Orphanage in Chennai, India doing a very needed service of taking care of all ages of people discarded by our society. You may already be familiar with the Institution and its founder Mr.Vidyakar. There are over 1600 residents now and many of them are young children. The organization has a main campus in Tiruverkadu, right behind the Amman temple there and it is only a 30 minute trip from Chennai. Please feel free to visit the Orphanage and see for yourself how clean and well kept the place is, how disciplined the children are and how well all residents are taken care of. The Orphanage supports mentally retarded people, AIDs patients, elderly and infirm people left on the streets, apart from all the children it takes care of, so lovingly.

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Rating: 5

I will have to admit my motives, when I first volunteered for UKSF, were purely selfish! As someone new to the bay area I was looking for avenues to meet people- so when someone mentioned they needed a person for a fashion show – I eagerly agreed. On my first day of 'rehearsal' I was surprised to find, behind closed doors on the quiet streets of Saratoga, different groups of people – singing , dancing and walking to different Indian songs. Although, I didn't know anyone there I found the group to be very friendly and welcoming – in fact, so much so that I volunteered to be in another walk. Sparing the details of a very fun filled enjoyable journey – I will tell you that being a volunteer for Udavum Karangal SF is above everything- FUN! But let it not be said that Udavum Karangal SF never fails to forgot or remind its volunteers, that the motivation for the fun is to help a very serious cause. Through its various events and volunteers, UKSF has assisted with the sponsorship of numerous children and projects – including the purchase of a vehicle, computers and medical equipment. Being able to be a part of an organization that helps those in need in a way that is enjoyable – made me sign up year 2!! For those of you thinking about volunteering for a charity, wanting to meet new people or even if you just simply want to be part of a fantastic stage production – UKSF is a great place to meet fun people, be creative, and last, but not least, help those who most definitely need your help. I'm very glad I got 'roped' in 3 years ago - UKSF has helped me meet a lot of wonderful people and allowed me to contribute to a great cause!