KAW Charity Activities in 2007

  1. Dec 9, 07: KAW EC' 2007 has donated a sum of 500 dollars for sponsoring another orphaned kid in an S.O.S village in Kerala. (Details of the child will be disclosed only to KAW memebrs upon written request) will be supported by KAW for 3 years.
  2. Sep 16, 07: KAW EC has successfully organized an OnamSadhya for the 70+ members of LittleFlower Orphanage in Kundara as part of KAW's Onam Celebrations.
  3. Sep 16, 07: KAW organized a Bone Marrow Donation drive in association with the Onam Event on Sep 16th.
  4. Sep 4, 07: KAW is currently supporting two Drinking Water projects (Construction of 2 Rain Water Harvesting Tanks) of 20,000 Indian Rupees for two families in Soth Chellanam, Kochi-8, Ernakulam District of Kerala (Details of the households will be disclosed only to KAW memebrs upon written request) along with many other charity initiatives.
  5. Aug 31, 07: KAW EC' 2007 has donated a sum of 1000 dollars for sponsoring 3 orphaned kids in an S.O.S village in Kerala. The Children with IDs - CCI00023, CCI00024, CCI00025 (Details of the children will be disclosed only to KAW memebrs upon written request) will be supported by KAW for 2 years. SOS state head for Kerala, Mr. Sudheesh Kaimal would like to express his deepest gratitude to all the KAW members for our valuable gift to the children for this Onam.

Thanks to Ram Pranam, Ojus John and Ashley Elenjickal for coordinating these activities.

  1. As a Project Leader For United Way - Day of Caring - Sept 21st 2007 -
    http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwkc/volunteer/news/volunteerdoc2007
  2. http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwkc/org/opp/21556628.html?project_id=10239563345 is a good one for computer-savvy KAW members. Its mainly data entry sort of thing and Ashley is already coordinating the effort to find volunteers for the same.

The following are few examples of the charity work that KAW has been able to organize in the recent past..

Support for Bone Marrow Donation drive

Here's a time when your helping hand will save two precious human lives. Vinay & Samir, suffering from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). For details, kindly visit the websites - http://www.helpvinay.org/dp/index.php & http://www.helpsameer.org/. The time/location of the drives are given below:

When : Saturday 7/21/2007 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Apna Bazar, 2245 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98007
Contact Person: Anish Talati --- (206) 790-9183

When : Saturday 7/22/2007 11.00 am
Where: Gurudwara Singh Sabha of WA, 5200 Talbot Rd S, Renton, WA, 98055
Contact Person: Gita Gisin --- (206) 618-6088

Lending a helping hand to KFB

On Saturday May 12th, 17 KAW volunteers helped the Kent Food Bank (KFB) in sorting a portion of the tonnes of food that came in from the letter-carriers drive. The typical job was to unload the food from the truck, sort it, pack in boxes and store inside the Kent Food Bank warehouse! Fun and satisfying! KAW's enthusiastic volunteers helped from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in sorting the food items. KAW thanks the coordinators Ojus John & Binoy Varughese and all the following volunteers for showing their support to the community...Ashley Elenjickal, Tom George, Neeni George, Suresh Goraphy, Krishnan Sreenivasan, Deepa Krishnan and our committed youth brigade of Angela, Allen, Shawn, Tushara, Sanoj, Soby, Noble, Nelvin & Syba. Way to go! Click here for some photos of the charity event

Help for Viraj's Family

We recently did a charity drive with suport from Care and Share, to financially help the Family of a boy who was diagnosed with Leukemia and underwent treatment at Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington. Through this drive, we rasied a sum total of $12,730. Thanks to Jyothish & other volunteers for heading this.
Contributions Eligible for Company match $5,475
Non-Matched contributions (Checks made to Care & Share) $450
Non-Matched contributions (Checks made to KAW) $1,330
Matching contributions from Employers $5,475
Total $12,730

Help for Tsunami victims in Kerala

KAW, with the help of Care and Share, raised $8000 towards Tsunami relief efforts in Kerala. Totally we contributed around $12000 donation (including matching funds) to Rotary Club Global of Kochi thru Mr. John Titus and FOKANA. The donation was specifically intended to help the Tsunami victims in Chellanam village in the Ernakulam district of Kerala.

We are very proud to inform you that construction of 2 out of 4 homes are in
their final stages in Chellanam. The expenses for each home being built is about 1.5 lakhs. The Rotary Club of Cochin Global is providing all the engineering expertise and supervisory work through their member Rotarian L. Gopakumar, a senior renowned architect. Manual helping work and other expenses is also arranged by the Rotary Club.

FOKANA and the Rotary Club of Cochin Global are planning to build a total of 18 homes. The money we have provided will be only sufficient for 4 completed homes. They plan to use the remainder for the 5th home as well.

Cascade Hall Voluntary Work

We had about 40 volunteers working for about 5 hours for Community Psychiatric Clinic in Seattle to build a walkway for the inmates.

About Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC):For more than fifty years, Community Psychiatric Clinic has maintained a reputation for excellence by helping thousands cope successfully with everything from the challenges and stresses of everyday life to serious mental illness. For more information check out their website at http://www.cpcwa.org.