BENEFITING: World of Children Inc
Iyyappan Subramaniyan’s older brother was born with Down Syndrome. Growing up, this made Iyyappan especially sensitive to the challenges families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities face, including severe social stigma. These challenges sometimes result in children with these disabilities being abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves. When he was just 21 years old, Iyyappan decided to do something to help these children. He founded Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust to provide the first home in Tamil Nadu dedicated to caring for, protecting, and rehabilitating abandoned children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thirteen years later, it remains the only official, state-certified reception facility for abandoned children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The children living at Sri Arunodayam receive food, shelter, clothing, medical care, developmentally appropriate education and rehabilitation programs. Most of all, they regain what they have lost – a home and a family. World of Children Award will DOUBLE MATCH all donations made through this page between September 15 and October 21, 2016, up to $10,000. That means your $10 donation turns into $30 for children. Your $100 turns into $300!