Hello to all the extended family of our Autism for help Village Project. In this first quarter of 2012 we have been extremely busy. We have finally applied for and continue to seek issuance of the 10A, 10D and 80G (permission for Indian donors to be given tax rebates for contributions and for us to bring in money from abroad). The Chartered Accountant we hired in 2010 continues to work on these and related processes to realize the vision of the AfhVP.
In February, 2012, AfhVP entered the GlobalGiving Video competition. While we were not selected as finalists, we urge you to check out the video, as it gives a glimpse of the challenges we are overcoming to pursue the creation of the Autism for help Village Project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi2lB0x93Z8
On March 14, GlobalGiving will hold the first Bonus Day of 2012! The Bonus Day will start at 12:01 am EST on March 14th, 2012.
GlobalGiving will be matching online donations made on Bonus Day at 30% until the $50,000 in funds runs out. They will also be offering additional prizes for organizations that raise the most on Bonus Day and have the most unique donors-- so please do spread the word to friends and relatives, a move which will be greatly welcomed.
Slowly but surely we are ensuring that all the groundwork to create the Autism for help Village Project is prepared, all legal details completed etc
Thank you very much for your continued support. Through your generosity, we can accomplish all we need to establish the Autism for help Village Project as a comprehensive umbrella of help in Southern India.
(report prepared by Michele Baron and edited by Dr A.V.Koshy)