Tree plantation for cause support – Set 1

We have planted 1st set of trees on 08 March 2016. Total trees planted are 12. These trees are planted in support of below causes:

20150701 BE final year Mechanical student from a village near Salem
20150808 BSc (Electronics) 3rd year student from Kodaikanal
20150704 BCom 3rd year student from Kodaikanal studying in Madurai
20150807 Final year Diploma student from Salem Attur
20150804 Chennai student need help to buy hearing aid to continue his study
20150702 BE EEE 3rd year student from Krishnagiri asking for help
20150706 BE Civil 2nd year student from Krishnagiri
20150810 Final year BE(IT) student from Krishnagiri
20150703 BE Civil 3rd year student from Krishnagiri
20150805 BE 1st year Civil student from Kanyakumari
20150905 MSc Maths 2nd year student from Vellore town
20150904 MBBS 2nd year student from Chennai studying in Trichy

Location : Vaanagam, Nammalvar Ecological Foundation, Suruman Patti village, Kadavur post, Tharagampatti, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Cuddalore flood relief work report

This is an official report created by Aalayam Foundation for the flood relief work conducted in Chennai and Cuddalore area between 04/12/2015 and 12/12/2015. Though Education for underprivileged in our vision, this disaster has called us to do this relief work on humanitarian grounds.

We heart fully thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers, friends and all our supporters.

Total Expenses: Rs.2,81,671 (includes material purchase, logistics etc.)

Day 1 – 12/04/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored and distributed Biryani, Veg meal, Biscuits, Bread, Milk, Tea, Candles, Match boxes, Tablets, Water bottles for 500+ people in Pallavakkam, Neelangarai, Adayar

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed, Satheesh Kumar, Shafi Ahamed and friends from Manadi, Triplicane
  • Friends – From Manadi and Triplicane
  • Expenses – Rs.29,750

2) We have sponsored 250 packets food for flood affected people in Porur, Annanagar, Valasaravakkam and T. Nagar

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed
  • Friends – Karthik Sambasivam, Madhura Bhuvaneswari
  • Expenses – Rs.12,000

Day 2 – 12/05/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored and distributed Biscuits, Bread, Milk, Tea, Candles, Match boxes, Medicines, Water bottles for 500+ people in Kooturpuram, Palikaranai, Velacherry, Ramnagar area.

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed, Satheesh Kumar, Shafi Ahamed, Rajesh Kumar, Dhayanithi R, Gafoor Arsan
  • Friends – Shahul Hameed and friends from Manadi, Triplicane
  • Expenses – Rs.18,010

2) We have sponsored 800 dinner packets food for people stayed in Loyola college camp.

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed
  • Friends – Karthik Sambasivam and Madhura Bhuvaneswari
  • Expenses – Rs.30,000

3) We have sponsored 6 bed sheets, 2 nighties, 5 sarees, 2 dothies for flood affected people in Poonamallee area

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Rajesh Kumar, Satheesh Kumar
  • Expenses – Rs.2,740

Cuddalore area (Marrakannam)

1) We have sponsored and distributed Bread, Biscuits, Candles, Match boxes, Water bottles for 80+ families in Manadipattu and Kaanimedu villages in Marrakannam area (Marrakannam to Thindivanam road).

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar
  • Friends – Anand, Vicky and Driver anna
  • Expenses – Rs.12,563

Day 3 – 12/06/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored 100 liters of milk to flood affected children in Thiruvettiyur area

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteer – Satheesh Kumar
  • Expenses – Rs.3,800

2) We have sponsored 650 nighties, 262 bedsheets, 700 inner wears, 50 sanitary napkins and 200 diapers to Kanaginagar, Chemenchery, korukupettai area. These things were distributed through E. Agayarkani Advocate, Mandhaveli

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Satheesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Dhayanithi R
  • Friends – Rahul
  • Expenses – Rs.1,37,308

Cuddalore area (Marrakannam)

1) We have distributed Blankets, Towel, Bread, Biscuits, Candles, Match boxes, Water bottles for 80+ families in these areas. The materials were sponsored by friends from Tiruppur.

  • Sponsors – Vijaya Kumar friends from Tiruppur
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar
  • Friends – Muthu Saravanan, Raja, Santhosh, Manikandan, Vicky and Kumaran
  • Expenses – Rs.380

Day 4 – 12/12/2015

Cuddalore area (Sharuhasanpet, Anugampattu, Thoopukollai, Ahathanapuram, Ayikuppam, Melpathi and Vadakkuvellore Neyveli)

1)We were able to reach 1155+ families and distributed Rice, Dal, Vegetable Oil, Biscuits, Sleeping mats, Sarees, Lungi, Towels etc. We received all the materials from Sponsors who shipped from various places like Hyderabad, Trichy, Erode, Vellore and Virudhachalam. Our volunteers collected the materials in Chennai and Pondicherry for packaging and distribution. Pondicherry friends helped us with repacking to family package (6kgs rice + other materials).

  • Sponsors – Bharati Airtel (Hyderabad) and Dr. Vikram (Trichy)
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar, Satheesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Navin Thomas, Shafi Ahamed, Dhayanithi, Issac Jamin, Veeramani, Alen TM
  • Pondicherry Friends : Anand, Kumaran, Nidhya, Vicky, Pongavanam, Menaka, Sarasu, Kuppusamy, Elumalai, Mani, Krishna, Hari, Velu, Ravi, James, Perumal, Udhaya, Nandha team (Marrakannam)
  • Drivers – Selvam, Rafi, Sekar, Venkatesh
  • IRB Police (Pondicherry) – Saravanan, Vadivelu
  • Chennai Friends – Sherin, Franko, Justy Shyjin
  • Expenses – Rs.35,120

For more information about the donors, please visit the cause page – https://www.aalayam.org/cause/5065

Our website is more secure now with SSL

To be more secure we have installed 128bit SSL certificate to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted. Though we do not store any payment card information in our database adding a SSL certificate to protect any donor, beneficiary and volunteer data stored in our website database.

As we always say “We are a step ahead in protecting privacy of both donor and beneficiary”

Many thanks to our IT team for a fabulous job.

Celebrating Joy of Giving Week – 2014

In view of the “Daan Utsav” our champions are visiting a tribal village, Chinnur Colony in Kodaikanal district on 18th Oct 2014. During this visit we are interacting with around 25 children to understand their problems and see how we can help them in their education. As part of our trip we are collecting used clothes for the above mentioned children. We kindly request you to donate any used clothes for the children aged between 5 to 15 years and we will be happy to deliver it on behalf of you!

Please contact the below volunteers for Chennai drop-off:

Bhaskar K –  9600100205 (Arumbakkam)

Krishna Prasad – 9840770156 (Mogappair)

Shanmugan – 9444505152 (Maduravoyal)

If anyone outside of Chennai wish to donate, please courier it to our office address: Aalayam Foundation No.114/3, Ponniamman Koil Street, Sri Mahalakshmi Nagar, Numbal, Chennai, India – 600077 For any questions, please contact us at 044-32000780 or info@aalayam.org

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Now accepting credit/debit card and net banking

On our 1st anniversary, we are very proud to announce that from now supporters can donate to the cause using your credit/debit card or net banking. This feature was requested by many supporters and it will help our supporters to donate quickly and seamlessly. With this update when a payment is successfully supporters can see their payment information immediately.

We have partnered with PayUMoney to process payments online and currently integrated their PayU button. As a payment processor they charge us a percentage (approx. 2.5 to 3%) of every single transaction as service fee to process payments online. As per 100% to beneficiary policy, Aalayam team is going pay the service fee on behalf of the donors.

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1st Champions meet in Chennai

Our 1st Champions meet held at Chennai on 23-08-2014.

Agenda:

  • Introduction from everyone
  • Discussed about our recent experience
  • Discussed about our review process
  • Discussed about the problem students face today

Highlights:

  1. Decided to apply for 80G tax exemption, so donors can get tax exemption for the donation amount.
  2. Integrate credit card payment gateway, so donors can seamlessly donate to the cause.
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We are 100 percent organization

We call ourself as 100 percent organization.

All donations for cause are 100% given to beneficiary

Organization expenses are 100% funded by core members and NO donations accepted from public

Every single person work 100% as volunteer and NO compensation given

Causes are reviewed 100% genuine to make sure every single donation is reaching the deserving student

How causes are reviewed and approved

Value Statement:

One of our value statement states that,

Only genuine causes should gets approved by Aalayam.

The Review process is based on this value statement.

Aalayam has an extensive Review Process for the beneficiary causes.

Some salient features of this Review Process are:

A total of 5 members constitutes the Review Committee to review and approve the cause for fundraising

Apart from the Review Committee the Champions are involved to verify the cause information update the Review Committee.

A number of documents were verified to validate the identification and the genuine nature of the cause.

All members of the review committee deliberate and present his\her views for everyone else in the team.

We work for consensus from all team members. And a majority of the members needs to approve the cause to collect donations.

Only Aalayam verified causes will be open for public fundraising in the website.