Who are we?
Assisted approx 9000 unprivileged beneficiaries, we are a team of spirited individuals, from diverse backgrounds and expertise who believe “Unity In Diversity” and can make a difference and that, it is important we return what we got from society by helping to uplift the way of living among our unprivileged communities. Our beginning was simple and with sincere intentions, to create support structures that would help provide tools like education and public healthcare services to marginalized communities thereby alleviating poverty. The Founder has been associated with various mainstream social service organizations in India since his early days.
It was twilight of 30th January, 2011, the 63rd death anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi i.e Mahatma Gandhi, when a professional team of seven like-minded individuals came together over a coffee table at a theme park in Mira Road, Mumbai with an idea, purpose and commitment to empower and impact the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized Indian communities and discussed the formation of a non-governmental organization (NGO) that would address many pressing issues related to education, public health and poverty alleviation.
Christened as Helping Hand Foundation, HHF was officially founded in the year 2011, (registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860 & The Maharashtra Public Act, 1950). The name connotes the efforts to lend a helping hand to every needy especially the unprivileged and marginalized communities.
6th April each year is celebrated as “Foundation Day” of Helping Hand Foundation.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
We are a philanthropic foundation legally constituted in compliance to Indian law as a voluntarily, apolitical, secular, non-sectarian, non-discriminatory, non-proselytizing, non-for-profit & non-governmental multidisciplinary charitable social service organization directly benifitting marginalized and unprivileged communities in the thematic verticals of education, public health and poverty alleviation through numerous projects that seeks to empower and impact their lives irrespective of any affiliations, caste, creed or gender in rural and semi-urban geographical locations of India.
As a direct service philanthropic organization, we provide financial and non-financial aid to our beneficiaries. Over 09 years of operation, we have developed a rigorous process of identifying, monitoring and evaluating genuine beneficiaries we empower and support. Our monitoring and evaluating skills help us in judicial disbursal of support interventions and tracking their utilization.
Our all-embracing approach ensures that through the programmes we support, we reach out to diverse target groups that include children, youth, women, men and elderly from the marginalized sections of the society and help them lead a life of dignity.
Our beneficiaries comprises mainly of the following but not limited to irrespective of caste, creed, gender, affiliations and our interventions target those areas where Poverty and socio-economic indicators are below the national average.
- Members from unprivileged & unaffordable families /communities/settlements / hard-to-reach areas.
- Children / students from slums & migrant families / irregular daily wage laborers
- Children / students and families of drug addicts, alcoholics, disturbed families
- General Public (Rural & Semi-Urban areas)
- Elderly / Abandoned / Depressed / Sick / Women / Children / Adolescents.
- Govt Departments (Police, Fire Brigade, Municipal Corporations)