Spring 2016 Newsletter


All activities of Aruna Partnership are inspired by the vision of Dr. Hugo Maier and his wife Anne Maier, founders of Shanthimalai Trust. We are unendingly grateful to the Maiers (affectionately called Appa and Amma), to the beloved people of India, and to you our donors for the privilege of participating in this work.

Newsletters will be emailed twice a year. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@arunapartnership.org.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Because Aruna Partnership is run entirely by volunteers, 100% of donations to our programs go directly to those in need in India. Our programs depend on your generosity for their success. Read about the difference your gifts are making!

Spotlight on Sponsors

Spotlight on Sponsors

Diane and Ed Kellogg have supported the School Sponsorship Program since 2000. They currently sponsor Oviya, a 5th grader. When a former sponsor child hoped to get a Master's degree, they eagerly offered to help him as well. Read why.

A Closer Look: Alumni Teachers

A Closer Look at Girivalam Seva

Without organized trash pickup, toxic waste causes a serious health risk, especially for children and animals. Two years ago, Amma began cleaning the pilgrimage road circling Arunachala. Her devoted offering, "Girivalam Seva", is awakening new awareness. Learn more.


Focus on Design

Sometimes product design is a winding road. Other times, there's a straight line from idea to final product. Working with our friends in India, we discover creative solutions to the challenges, and delightful products with classic appeal emerge! Read more.

Online Donations

It's easy to donate online to the program of your choice. Donations are fully tax deductible in the United States. Donate now!