Giving it back

I never feel more given to
than when you take from me-
when you understand the joy I feel
giving to you.

And you know my giving isn't done
to put you in my debt,
but because I want to live the love
I feel for you.

-- By Ruth Bebermeyer, 'Given To' Album

There was a time when people wanted to help out but could not do either because there was no resources or did not know how to help out or there was a lack of time. But, the last few years have been heartening. There are many individuals, small and large groups taking their role in taking care of the society seriously.

While there are many sincere teams taking time out of their lives to lend their hand, we do keep hearing in the news about fake associations. And, it gets difficult to distinguish between the two.

Here is a list of teams, NGOs, associations that we know personally or through our friends who are really doing their bit. We will update this list as we come to know of more.

Maruti Orphanage - Contact number: 9652666696. Contact Person : Madam Vijaya
Runs an orphanage in KPHB Colony for girls.

Bring a Smile - Contact Person: Archana Suresh -
The team runs drives to collect clothes, toys and distributes them in hospitals, slums or orphanages.

Robin Hood Army - Serve the hungry Citizen: Contact: FaceBook Page.

More to follow.