Children’s Hope India, in the US has supported our education program from the beginning.Dr. Harrison and her daughter’s first trip to India in 2000 they were inspired by the work of CHI when they visited Prayas Center in Delhi, one of the programs they funded. Prayas was a shelter for homeless children in Delhi. CHI funded the beginning of Ichche Dana Inclusive School.
Asha for Education, a volunteer run organization in the USA, has advised us from the beginning. When we received our FCRA they gave us financial support for our education program. We have received support from three chapters: CNJ, Cornell, and Colorado. Dr. Harrison and Dr. Purba Rudra were volunteers with Asha before the founding of Shishur Sevay.
Friends of Shishur Sevay (FOSS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit formed in the US. A lot of support comes from FOSS as the organization is approved for tax exemption. Dr. Harrison is also on the board of FOSS. Since its inception FOSS has been funding care of the children at ShishurSevay.
Vesuvius, India has led their support through their CSR program. The upcoming community free play-school, Children’s Smart Centre has been funded by them.
Success Menswear is a valued supporter of Shishur Sevay through their CSR programs. In 2019 they also chose us for their ‘Spread the warmth’ initiative, creating Fumage art that were to be displayed in their stores and given as gifts to customers and part of the sales proceeds to go to Shishur Sevay.
BarnenFramförAllt, A Sweden based organization, funded the wheel-chair for Bornali. The chair relieved the pressure of her head on her chest.
Child Help Foundation’s Kolkata chapter contributed towards the care of the children.
Danamojo, our online payment gateway made it easy for our donors (National & International) to donate.They continually offer support us in communicating with our donors.
Development Together, in Perth, Australia, matches the needs of programs with the skills of volunteers. Emily Goulet, first volunteer was a perfect match as she was experienced with the Tobii Eye Tracker. She contributed to a video we made: Tobii Eye Tracker Changing Lives at Shishur Sevay
Equal Health, Australia is an organization of health care professional who volunteer their services in India and other developing countries.
Equal Health, Their mission is: To facilitate Australian volunteers in the provision of free health care for communities in need, regardless of political or religious affiliation; with professionalism, integrity and cultural sensitivity. Different groups of volunteers, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Special Educators, opticians and others, led by Nicki Hurwitz, Kristy Tomlinson and, Gillian Hurley have led groups and provided their valuable services and inputs in positioning, feeding, communication teaching in numeracy and literacy.
Sri Sri Gonesh Jew Thakur Trust invited to visit Gonesh Gardens, a Gaushala (cow-shelter), for a sponsored picnic.
Other large organizations who support us are:
Akshara Whispering Willows Welfare Association
Bombay Masonic Benevolent Fund
Kripa Benevolent Trust
Madhu Jayanti International Pvt. Ltd. (TE-A-ME)
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)
Girdhari Lal Agarwal
Dr. A. Asokan
Kumar Mangalam Birla
R. L. Chauhan
Justice Sudhansu Sekhar Ganguly
Chandra Kanta Ghosh
Lt. Col. Nisa Gopidas
Nageshwar Rao Guntupalli
Dr. Michelle Harrison
Helen Briavel Holcomb
Shikha N. Murray
Prabir Kumar Nag
Reshma Nilofer Naha
Jennifer J. Pride
Aparna Ray Sikdar
BasudebSaha & mutual friends
Kamlesh Amritlal Sampat
Navneet Kumar Sharma
Pokala V Srikanth
Amazon Smile Foundation, A percentage of the price of productsbought through Amazon Smile goes to the charity of the buyer’s choice. Over the years Friends of ShishurSevay has received funds through the Amazon Smile Foundation.
World Ties Ltd., based out of the USA, takes adoptees and their adoptive families to their birth countries, to connect with their mothercountry and places they began their lives in. For the last many years adoptees from Kolkata have been visiting ShishurSevay, through the Ties Program.
Dalal Associates CPAs PC, donated funds for house renovations, covering damp walls, upgrading electrical wiring.
Some of our other supporters through FOSS include
Friends of Foster Care India and Network For Good and CVS Caremark.
Dreyfus Charitable Foundation, a grant making foundation based out of the USA, donated funds towards the expenses of ShishurSevay.
Cil Shaw- Brewer
Herman L Grubbs
Dr. Michelle Harrison
Nayan V Kisnadwala
Monica C Sullivan
Andrew Winter bottom
Andrei Volik ran the Boston Marathon to raise funds for ShishurSevay. While Andrei dada ran in Boston, the girls at Shishur Sevay ran a mini-marathon in the lane. Even Dora the Explorer joined the race.
Nayan Kishnadwala reached out to friends to help us tile the walls and bury electrical lines.
John Marshall was with us for just a day. Then he left and within day had found a donor for Masum’s urgently needed wheelchair and funding for removal of the asbestos roof and replace it with one more to the liking of the local cat.