Posted by: The I AM Foundation | February 21, 2012

A 50th Birthday Puts Books in the Hands of 100 Children in Arumbakkam, India

Thanks to Aroon Chanai, Vice-President of The Holualoa Companies, who turned 50  in January 2012, The I AM Foundation is able to gift 100 children’s books to Udavum Karangal, a children’s organization in Arumbakkam, India serving children and adults in need.

For his 50th Birthday Aroon invited friends and relative’s to make a donation to The I AM Foundation instead of receiving gifts. In honor of the donations from Aroon’s Birthday, The I AM Foundation chose Udavum Karangal to receive 100 I AM! Affirmation Books for the children and teens in their community. And a special thanks to Prem Carnot, staff member at The I AM Foundation who connected us with Mr. VIDYAAKAR at this organization while on a recent Book Gifting Mission and trip to India.

The I AM Foundation thanks Aroon Chanai and his generous friends and family who participated in this campaign. If you would like to make a donation to support more books going to Udavum Karangal, please put their name in the comments field of the donation page.

Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands) is a registered, non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit social service organization, established in 1983, with the sole objective of serving people in need. Life surprises you when you are least prepared for it. For Mr.Vidyaakar who was running a small community centre in the slums of NSK Nagar, surprise came in a ragged bundle of clothes. Within it was a frail child crying his heart out and reaching out to him with his puny fingers. When he gave his hand for the little boy to hold, it was the beginning of an ardent journey. Udavum Karangal (Helping hands) was thus born to help anyone who needs a hand to stand and to this day, it continues to give hope where there exists none.


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