“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

As we begin the holiday season, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and its many lessons. None of us are likely to ever forget 2020! In one definitive strike, every one of the 7.5 billion souls walking this earth were impacted like never before!

Has this changed the way we think and live?
Are we more appreciative of life now that we have witnessed its fragility?
Do we appreciate the things and people we have taken for granted?
Do we believe that money and material things are not as important as relationships?
Are we resolved to make better use of finite time?

This is the perfect season to make a fresh start!

Christmas is a season of joy, of giving and forgiving. If we are moved in “a conspiracy of love” to forget old scores and restore broken relationships, lose the cynicism and fire the genial flame of charity and kindness in our hearts, then we have learned well indeed!


A leagacy in the making...

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In 2019, we told you about our vision to build a new home for abandoned girls with intellectual disabilities. We are happy to say that the new home is coming to life with each passing day!

Started on August 28, 2019, this project is truly a work of grace! We had been preparing for it back in 2017 but had a difficult time getting approvals from local authorities. Through sheer determination and (loads of) patience, the project took off. We call it a “work of grace” because six short months into construction, the pandemic struck and not only brought construction to a halt but also disrupted donor pledges. Yet, rising like a phoenix, the project resumed in full swing in May this year. Today, we have completed the entire structure, including the roof of the second and final floor. We now begin the next phase of constructing the walls with electrical and plumbing work.

By the end of 2021 this new “residential-cum-rehabilitation” home will house an additional 100+ abandoned children. It is equipped with a medical center, physiotherapy and special education class rooms, a vocational training center, dormitories, restrooms, a centralized kitchen/pantry, a dining room, hydrotherapy spaces, and a garden.

This Christmas, we invite you to join us in the last lap of construction. We know it has been a difficult year, so we will gratefully accept any amount you find in your heart to give. Faced with our own mortality like never before, we have a golden opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that secures society’s most vulnerable citizens. By helping us build this secure refuge that they can call “home”, you become a partner in this wonderful work of grace!

For project updates with photographic evidence, and to donate,


Roofing completed


Building of the ground/stilt and first floor


Building of the second and final floor

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Sri Arunodayam is a secular organization with zero tolerance for discrimination against children regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity, disability or gender.


Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust
Tel: 91-44-26511450; Mobile: 91-9444915803

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