Care & Share, a non-profit
501(c)3 charitable organization, was launched in 1990 by
a handful of professionals who felt compelled to reach
out to a world with ever increasing needs. Acknowledging
the excellent efforts of existing charities, Care &
Share chose to work cooperatively with organizations
that provide “hands on” assistance, by helping to
shoulder the burden of fund raising and recruiting
volunteers for various events.
During first decade of its
operations Care & Share mainly supported the projects in
United States. It reached the homeless and hungry
through partnerships with local charitable organizations
such as Olive Branch Mission (Chicago’s oldest
charitable agency), Living Light Outreach Center in
Englewood, Daybreak Family Support Center, Morning Star
Mission in Joliet, Apna Ghar (Our Home) in Chicago and
weekly feeding program at the People’s Church in
Chicago. Care & Share also conducted free eye clinics
and free distribution of eye glasses for the most needy
people. Starting 2000 Care & Share is more focusing on
projects in India especially in Kerala State. A Kerala
Chapter was formed in year 2002 and spearheading in
various social welfare programs. We support orphanages,
pain and palliative care units, cancer and chronic
kidney patients, help poor students with scholarships to
achieve their higher education dreams and conduct
regular medical camps for the early detection of eye
problems and other diseases such as Asthma, Chronic
Kidney Diseases, etc.
Care & Share also responds
whenever there is a greater calamity. When Hurricane
Katrina hit the costs of United States, Care & Share
promptly reached out by donating to Salvation Army.
Similarly, when South Asia was struck by Tsunami, Care &
Share responded by building houses for the victims in
Chellanam Village in Kerala, India.
Care & Share recognizes
individuals who exhibit extraordinary selflessness to
their community through its Humanitarian of the Year
Award. This has helped to reach out the individual’s
work to a bigger crowd and also to gain more support for
the cause he is working for.
Each person involved in
Care & Share works solely on a voluntary basis. This
helps ensure that every penny donated, finds its way
into the hands of deserving recipients.