Care for Vrindavan

Care for Vrindavan is a U.S. Charity dedicated to raising funds and coordinating support for Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV). Food for Life Vrindavan is dedicated to the poorest of the poor, enabling communities to build lives of self-reliance, to providing them with the basic necessities for a wholesome life, and to supporting practical and educational programs to conserve their natural environment.

Care for Vrindavan
PO Box 982
% Bob Das
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States
(518) 587-5700
http://www.fflvrindavan.org

International Director & Trustee

Pietro Paolinelli

Management Team

Sudha Arora, Neeraj Saigal, Rajendra Singh, Sonia Chaudhary, Khushboo Shah, Seemanth Sharma, Yogesh Sharma, Rachna Bhayana

Board of Directors

Arvind Chawla, Neeraj Saigal, Padmanabh Goswami, Sudha Arora, William Criag Escalante, Pietro Paolinelli, Russel A. Noles, Neeraj Saigal, Rajendra Singh, Sonia Chaudhary, Khushboo Shah, Seemanth Sharma, Yogesh Sharma, Rachna Bhayana

Mission

Care for Vrindavan is a U.S. Charity dedicated to raising funds and coordinating support for Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV). Food for Life Vrindavan is dedicated to the poorest of the poor, enabling communities to build lives of self-reliance, to providing them with the basic necessities for a wholesome life, and to supporting practical and educational programs to conserve their natural environment.

Programs

FFLV operates a variety of programs that improve the lives and living conditions of the poorest of the poor in and around Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh India. These programs are provided free of charge and include an ambulatory clinic, feeding, livelihoods, women's empowerment and micro-credit programs; a sanctuary for cows; a paper manufacturing plant and organic farm, and environmental preservation and sanitation programs. FFLV major focus is a cluster of free schools that serve 1500 of the areas poorest children, providing food, clothing, and nearly year-round and extracurricular programming for students. It has an infant/toddler program and formal education programs that follow the state curriculum and serve students from Kindergarten through high school. 80% of its students are girls and girls are given preference in admission.

Statistics on Care for Vrindavan

Financial Statistics

  • Other funding sources: Government agencies, NGOs (e.g. Habitat for Humanity, UNDP), and individual donors, most of whom are developed through nonprofit partner organizations like Care for Vrindavan that are run by volunteers around the world.
  • Religious Affiliation: Many staff are devout Hindus but there is no discrimination in the provision of services