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Status of Funds Raised
Kerala is bravely
fighting against global pandemic COVID-19 utilizing all
its resources. Kerala has been the first state in India
to respond to this outbreak and set the standards for
containing it for others to follow. All medical
treatments relating to COVID-19 including the testing
are free for the residents of Kerala. This, along with
various schemes declared by the Kerala government to
feed and financially assist families impacted by the
much-needed 21 day lockdown declared by the Honíble
Prime Minister of India, puts the state on a huge
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi
Vijayan has made an appeal to the general public to
contribute to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
(CMDRF) to support many efforts undertaken by the state
government to help and support everyone impacted by the
lockdown and its aftermath.
To support Kerala
governmentís efforts to fight against the deadly
pandemic COVID-19, we request you to make a generous
contribution to CMDRF. As we have done during our
fundraising effort for the Kerala Floods, you can donate
the money to Care & Share and we will facilitate
transferring the funds to CMDRF.
Care & Share is
a 501 (c) 3 organization. Your donation is eligible for
both tax exemption and for employer matching.
is the time to support Kerala whole heartedly.
Contribute your share to Chief Minister's Distress
Relief Fund to show your care and concern.
1. Q: How long do you plan
to run this campaign?
A: We will run this till May
31st, 2020. You may make monthly donations as well if
you prefer to do so.
2. Q: Who do you plan to send the funds
A: We will be wiring the raised funds to CMDRF
(Kerala Chief Ministerís Distress Relief Fund).
3. Q: When
do you plan to send the funds?
A: Weíll make the
first transfer end of April 2020 and then at the end of
4. Q: Have you worked
with CMDRF before?
A: Yes, in 2018 and 2019 we worked
extensively with CMDRF and channeled more than $3.1
million. Please see
our newsletter for more details.
5. Why should I use Care &
Care & Share is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
charity organization that focuses mainly on projects in
Kerala. If you would like to take tax advantage or
company matching, then you may go through us. 100% of
the funds raised through this campaign will go towards
6. Q: Can I donate to Care & Share through
my employer portal?
A: Yes. You should be able to
find us with our EIN number 36-3708966 in your giving
portal. Our registered office is in Lockport, IL 60441.
Whether you donated through PayPal or employer portal,
remember to request matching if your employer extends
7. Q: What companies extend the
benefit of matching for your dollars?
T-Mobile, Expedia, Google, Apple, Boeing, Nordstrom,
Adobe, NVidia, Symantec, Accenture, eBay, Intel, Visa,
Oracle, Juniper, Nike etc. This is not a complete list.
Please check with your employer if they extend this
benefit. Benevity users, please look for project
"COVID-19 Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund".
8. Q: I have more questions. Is there
someone I can talk to?
A: You may email us at
email@example.com. If you donít get a response
in a reasonable timeframe, please contact Ashley
Elenjickal 425 273 6021 or Sajith Balan 425-599-6801.