How to Support / Donate
All the donations to Lebenshilfe are exempted from income tax under section 80 G of Income tax act of Govt. Of India.
Your Donations are greatly appreciated either by cheque/DD on the name: LEBENSHILFE and can be sent to the following address
Lebenshilfe For The Intellectually Disabled
Dr. T.Saraswathi Devi
26, Lawson’s bay
Visakhapatnam, A.P, India – 530017
Phone number: +91 891 2553285 (Office); +91 88971 29764 (Cell)
For Outside Of India
Jaya Uruma (or) Chakri Uruma
Overseas Advisers, Convenor Goodwill Guardians
4638 Saginaw CT
Plano, TX, 75024 USA
Phone: 214-551-2007 (USA)
Taking care of the mentally challenged is the collective responsibility of families concerned, professionals committed and government elected. Everyone in the society should shoulder the responsibility and work together for the overall development without leaving them to their fate. If considerable care is taken, appropriate attention is paid and proper activities are planned suitable to their potential, no wonder these people with mental retardation can be converted into useful contributors of the society. Lebenshilfe has accepted this responsibility as a social commitment.
Imparting Free Training – Lebenshile’s Policy
It is Lebenshilfe’s policy to impart free service to poor students no matter what caste, creed, or religion they belong to. This takes the burden off parents: their children are safe and comfortable with us. Beyond that, both students and parents feel Lebenshilfe is their home, their community.
Insufficient Resources – Greater Challenges
We started Lebenshilfe with financial support from a few Lebenshilfe organizations in West Germany. Our first 7 years we began with a staff of 3 working with 12 children. Then the Ministry of Welfare of the Central Govt. stepped up with a partial grant-in-aid to meet our running costs. Today 454 people of all ages are being served at our school. Along with the growth of our population, so have grown our needs. Meeting the expenditure for service providers such as teachers, aides, kitchen and janitorial workers has become a challenge as our institution grows.
Why Lebenshilfe Looks At You?
We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of countless philanthropic individuals and organizations who have contributed in ways both large and small to our work. But ours is an ongoing need. In this situation, Lebenshilfe looks to you for your hearty support. Your positive response and generous donations will enable us to continue with this important work.
How can you support us?
Adopting A Mentally Challenged Child / Essential Service Providers
1. Child: $40 per month includes breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, reasonable clothing and amenities for daily living.
2. Essential Service Providers: $100 per month, honorarium helpers and other support workers.
3. Assistant Teachers / Therapists: $125 per month (honorarium consolidated).
4. Special Educators: $150 per month (honorarium consolidated).
Our immediate goals include:
- Installing Solar panels to provide energy for cooking, hot water for bathing, etc.
- Installation of a Lift (Elevator) for HIDDEN SPROUTS building for the benefit of the severely handicapped.
- Construction of Da Vinci homes for independent living facility.
- Strengthening vocational and income-generation projects.
- Donations to Corpus Fund.
Monetary Support For Daily Activities
Help by donating money, goods, school supplies needed to run the school. Please note that Lebenshilfe offer all the training, education and rehabilitation to mentally challenged kids free of cost. .
Get Involved – Volunteer Your Time To Help With Kids & School Work
Donate your time by helping out with school activities. You can also donate your time by spreading a word about Lebenshilfe with your friends, families, at your work/office/business in person or on Social Media. Check out our Social Links. We have internships available for full time/part-time volunteers.