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From the beginning, over 25 years ago, we made a commitment to send 100% of your donations directly to the programs in India that you support.

Today, Aruna Partnership is still run entirely by volunteers who pay all of their own costs. 100% of the gifts we receive go to the people you want to help.

You may make a general donation of any amount.
I would like to make a one-time donation, to help in the area of greatest need.
Contributions to the Shanthimalai Skill Development Program (formerly PTP) provide vocational training and higher education to young people in need of support.
You may make a gift of any amount.
  • $250 covers 1 semester of special needs teacher training
  • $400 pays for vocational training for an auto mechanic or electrician
  • $1,200 covers costs for 1 year toward a Nursing degree
The Om Shanthi Project seeks to open hearts and minds to the plight of women in great need, sharing our own good fortune in hope of a better world for us all. You may make a gift of any amount. Funds for this project are used for:
  • building projects for the Om Shanthi Old Age Home
  • food and free medical care
  • handcraft training for destitute women
The Girivalam Seva Project employs widows and other destitute women to care for the ancient pilgrim route that circles the Holy Mountain Arunachala at the heart of the district we serve. Many thousands walk this path continuously, leaving huge amounts of waste. This causes a serious health risk, especially to children and animals. Girivalam Seva honors the Mountain and educates villagers about the importance of environmental stewardship.
  • $10 installs one trash barrel along the road
  • $140 employs 4 trash collectors for 1 month
  • $500 covers the costs of Girivalam Seva for two weeks
Donations to the School Sponsorship Program enable local children receive a quality education while remaining in their villages.
You may make a gift of any amount.
  • $85 buys a child hot lunches for 1 year
  • $420 covers the cost of a child's education for 1 year
  • $4,200 pays for a child's entire education

SPONSORING a village child's education is a rewarding experience that requires a ten-year commitment. You will receive a photograph of the child when you sign up and can watch your child's progress through annual photographs and school reports. If you choose to write to your sponsor child, you will receive a letter once a year in return.

NEW SPONSORS If you are interested in supporting a child yearly for 10 years, please send us an email at for more information.

CURRENT SPONSORS may pay online here.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please click here to print a form to include with your check.

Please make checks payable to Aruna Partnership and mail to:
Aruna Partnership
c/o Kate Butler
432 West Durham St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

THANK YOU! Your support is an essential part of everything we do!

The Aruna Partnership is a non-profit organization incorporated in the USA and recognized with 501(c)3 status. Donations are fully tax deductible in the United States.

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