In 2002 Alamelu Children’s Homes was recognized as a charitable organization in Canada. Virtually all the funds we raise are donated directly to the orphanage. Our board is entirely volunteer; there are no paid staff, and our expenses are minimal (bank charges, postage, etc). I have just made my seventh visit to SKGA this winter (2013). I have watched children grow up and start families. I now correspond with several on Facebook. Most have normal working class lives; some have excelled. One young woman has become a doctor.
Support from Europe has been reduced to a trickle while we in Canada are holding our own. A few years ago SKGA had 175 children under their roof and now it has less than 130. The cost of food in just a few months in 2009 doubled, and it continues to climb along with inflation which has hovered around 9% for several years.
We need your help more than ever to continue supporting the children there.
Peter Lakin, Toronto