Tears Foundation (TF) is a relatively young organization established with the aim to provide aid to physically and mentally challenged individuals residing in Mumbai. Its main area of operation is the slums of Wadala and Nalasopara. TF has also been involved in various other charitable activities like sponsoring mid-day meals, childrens education, computer training sessions, awareness drives, and so on.
Some of their recent activities are as follows:
Survey: Tears conducted a survey of Subhash Nagar and Jai Bharat Nagar, an area adjacent to Wadala Bridge, near Ackworth Leprosy Hospital to identify and provide treatment to more than a dozen cases of leprosy. Since inception, over 150 children, 24 youth, 300 families and 60 patients diagnosed with leprosy have directly benefitted through TF’s programs. Through the survey, it also identified the number of mentally challenged and physically handicapped people residing in the area and are now working towards providing them residential facilities.
Free Food Grain Distribution: An event was organized to distribute 5 kilograms of food grains to people from economically underprivileged background residing around Wadala. More than 300 families were provided with wheat, rice, pulses and sugar.
Charity Event: Tears visited leprosy patients at Ackworth Leprosy Hospital and provided them with food, as well as clothes and medicines.
Street Play and Rally: Tears organized a number of street plays from Wadala station to Dadar station in support of women against violence. The event got covereage in The Times of India and Maharashtra Times newspapers. TF also conducted awareness campaigns on Female Infanticide, Child Rights, Right to Education, Sanitation & Hygiene etc.
Income Rs6 lac
Expense Rs5 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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