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Coimbatore

Helping hearts reach out to the needy hearts

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A group of college friends registered ‘Helping Hearts India’ as a social service organisation in May 2009. Through this they have been involved in carrying out different kinds of social service activities. This is a self-funded group where all its members make a contribution on a monthly basis and the amount is purely by choice.

The group’s projects are directed towards helping orphaned children, keeping the environment clean, offering medical services to the needy, and giving extra coaching to Government school children. About six years have passed and ‘Helping Hearts India’ has managed to make a difference in many people’s lives through its various projects that are diversified into many areas.

Once in college, today, the members of this core team have completed their higher education.

They are doing well in their respective careers and this has prompted them to take their philanthropy services to the next level.

“We have taken two premises on lease and have started a fully functional home for orphaned children. We have an individual home for the older people too,” N. Ganesh, one of the founders, says.

‘Helping Hearts India’ has recruited 30 fulltime staff to take care of the kids and the elderly. All routine and special needs of the kids and elderly persons are taken care of by the group. The kids are sent to school and medical expenses of the aged are also sponsored by the group.

Recently, ‘Helping Hearts India’ adopted a ward in the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and it has christened it Special Ward Health Care Centre.

“Patients at CMCH who do not have attendants to look after them are admitted to this ward. One of our volunteers is assigned to such patients. They stay at the hospital with the patient 24×7. The patient is taken care of till he or she is discharged from the hospital,” Ranjit Kumar, one of the founders, says.

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