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Bala Mandir Donor Options

"Bala Mandir is largely dependent on donations / sponsorship from its well-wishers for funding its activities. Various sponsorship schemes are defined and the donors could choose from these, provide a general donation, or sponsor any specific item or project as per their wish. All donations to Bala Mandir are eligible for tax deduction under Sec 80G of the IT Act.

Host a Meal for Bala Mandir Children

You can choose to share your special day (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, memorial days etc.) or an event in your life with the children in the Bala Mandir Home by hosting a meal. You and your family (upto 5 members) can also visit our premises and share the meal along with the children. We will try to accommodate your date in our calendar if not already booked or provide an alternative date.

Meals Regular Special*
Breakfast Rs. 3000 Rs. 5000
Lunch Rs. 5000 Rs. 7000
Tea Rs. 3000 Rs. 4000
Dinner Rs.5000 Rs.7000

*‘Special meals’ refers typically to meals having a different menu from standard fare, and often include a sweet and a fried item. Special meals are booked only twice/thrice a week keeping in mind the health and nutrition of our children.

Educate a Child
You could sponsor education for a child in Pre-Primary+Primary/High School/Vocational training. Your contribution will go towards support of the salary of teachers, educational aids, and special activities for academic improvements.
All donors will receive an annual report on the activities on the area chosen for sponsorship including profile and progress of the individual child that the donor would be supporting.

The children would be either from Bala Mandir home or students from socio-economically deprived backgrounds of the urban slum and rural areas who are studying in Bala Mandir schools / vocational training centre.

Scheme Name Ammount
Pre-Primary / Primary School Sponsorship Rs. 5000 per child
High School Sponsorship Rs. 7500 Per child
Vocational Sponsorship Rs. 15,000 per trainee
Sponsor Higher Education
Your sponsorship helps Bala Mandir support the higher studies for Bala Mandir children who are rehabilitated back with their families after finishing Standard X. This includes Higher Secondary studies and under graduation study in colleges. The amount differs based on the individual requirements of the child.

Typical funding requirement per child is indicated below

Higher Secondary Graduate Degree Professional Course
Normal range of support given per child per year Rs. 10,000
to
Rs. 20,000
Rs. 15,000
to
Rs. 30,000
Rs.20,000
to
Rs. 50,000

Students are encouraged to work part-time to finance at least some small proportion of their own course and help their family. They remain in touch with Bala Mandir through monthly contact sessions on 2nd Saturdays with social workers, who help them adjust to home life, handle peer and societal pressure and put in their best efforts in their academic pursuits.

You can sponsor higher education for a specific child, or choose to contribute to the larger pool for higher educational endowment funding. Donors will receive the profile and progress of the student supported by them.
Sponsor Medical Expenses
Bala Mandir has a comprehensive medical programme, which covers over 750 children and youth across all its units. This programme includes medical expenses, accident insurance, honorarium to doctors, functioning of the Vinayaka Clinic – Dental, Eye and Annual health check up for all children. Support is extended for special medical referrals towards test and treatment.

Those donating Rs.10,000 and more will receive an annual report on the activities of the medical unit.


Sponsor Events and Activities
There are several types of events in the yearly Bala Mandir calendar. This includes annual day functions, sports day and projects for its educational units, celebration of festivals, seminars and training programmes, holiday camps and club activities for children, inter school cultural events.

You could support an event or activity in Bala Mandir which would include expenses for the day, prizes for the children, honorarium for professionals and resource persons.
Sponsor Infrastructure Projects
With a large campus in the heart of urban Chennai, Bala Mandir is consistently looking at improving its infrastructure and having to undertake major repairs and maintenance works. With the 65 year history Bala Mandir has on its campus many buildings that are old and require critical repairs and improvements.

Specific projects have been defined in this area across Bala Mandir, and you could support the improvement costs, either partially or as a whole.
Provide a General Donation
You could choose to provide a general donation, to support the many activities of Bala Mandir and allow us to use it at our discretion.
Once the donor decides to support Bala Mandir it is now easy to complete the process. The payment process is different for the donors based in India and the donors based outside India. For details check the links below.


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