YRGCARE initiatives are supported by generous contributions from individuals, corporate houses, and other community networks. Our care and support services are often stretched to their limits with regard to resources. We welcome your contributions in cash, or in kind, for equipment, medications and . Donations to YRGCARE are eligible for tax deductions under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. The Foundation is registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs to receive Foreign Contributions under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) vide registration No. 75900530 / 12 July 1991.
We are grateful for your support. All donations are applied 100% towards programme costs without any deduction for overheads.
A few of the donations opportunities are as under. You can also volunteer your time and efforts.
At present, our aim is to assist talented young women who have the scholastic credentials and show professional promise, but lack the money that is required for a medical education. They could have been admitted to one of the following medical colleges in Chennai. Every year approximately around the month of June, we will provide the necessary funds to the candidates who have been selected to enable their education for that academic year. For those who would like to commit to sponsor a candidate from the time of her entry to medical college till the time she graduates, we will provide a photograph of the candidate and a brief annual report of her progress. For more information, please review http://www.yrgcare.org/projects/s-s-educational-fund/
Goal: Talented young women with scholastic credentials interested in a medical education but lack the funds. This year more than 8 students were sponsored.
Support: Rs. 68,000 covers tuition fees and minimal other costs relating to hostel, books, etc.
Residential and day camps for children living with HIV. The purpose of Camp Rainbow is to make camping magical for these children and help them learn essential life skills. The therapeutic recreational model used in these camps is based on child centric approach and child behavior management techniques developed by Serious Fun Children’s Network, USA. Through Camp Rainbow, children learn to not only better manage their illness, but also able to thrive socially and emotionally on their way to becoming healthy, self-confident adults.
Goal: 5000 children within the next 5 years for Camp rainbow in India
4.3% of HIV infections occur in new born in India and for those under the age of 15, mother to child transmission remains the most significant route of infection (NACO, 2010). An estimated 56,000 babies are born with HIV every year in India (NACO 2012).
The key components of this project are awareness and demand creation, expanding ARV prophylaxis, case management for mother baby pair, optional caesarean section for the mother, and nutrition support for the infants. YRGCARE laboratory also supports the early diagnosis of new born with DNA PCR. Over fifty children are born at our centre presently.
Over 200 children with good standing at the YRGCARE pediatric clinics will receive comprehensive medical care and free Antiretroviral therapy free of cost.
Support: Rs.12,000 (USD 200) per child will cover medical care cost for one year.
365 Good Friend raises resources for free nutritional support to in-patients at the VHS-YRGCARE Medical Centre.
Support: Rs 100 per patient per day pledged via the Foundation’s KATHIR DHAN initiative