Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) is a not-for-profit organization established to empower and positively impact the marginalized and vulnerable communities across India. They operate in Thane and Mumbai and implement projects based on education, public health, and other community development initiatives thereby creating sustainable impact.
Their activities include:
Public Healthcare: (i) Heath Check-ups: Free medical health screening camps are organized in which beneficiaries are screened for height/weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood group and eye screenings. Free medicines based on consultations by qualified physicians are provided. Records of the patients are maintained and post-camp analysis is done to determine remedial services and improvement in the camp team. (ii) First Aid Assistance Centre: This Centre has been setup in the premises of Our Lady of Vailankanni Shrine to medically assist the pilgrims who visit the shrine every September. Patients are stabilised and referred to nearby hospitals/healthcare centres and provided free medicines. (iii) First Aid Boxes: Free first aid boxes are placed at identified five vantage points in and around Uttan and are regularly maintained and replenished by HHF. (iv) Adult Health Literacy: Free seminars are conducted in association with local churches for the fisher folks on topics like sex education, abortion, basic laws, female diseases, health and hygiene.
Education: A free Balwadi (Crèche) has been set up at Uttan for migrant labour communities where basic English and Marathi are taught to children falling in the age group of 3 to 14 years. The sessions are conducted for an hour and a half every morning. Free biscuits and school stationery are provided to the students.
Poverty Reduction: Several bags of pre-owned clothes are donated by individual donors as well as employees of corporates and distributed to members of the Adivasi communities residing in Uttan.
Workshop for NGOs: Free day-long interactive workshops are organised for local NGOs on management, financial accounting, CSR activities, and fundraising.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs2 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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