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Karuna Charities Washington, Inc. has donated well over $350,000 to good causes since its inception in May 1998.  Karuna's activities are summarized below.

2017:

bullet Montgomery College: $5,000 towards the Karuna Endowed Scholarship Fund, February
bullet Diapers, paper plates, cutlery, bath tissue, etc., Stepping Stones Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, June
bullet Embry Rucker Shelter, Reston, Virginia; Prepared and served an Indian meal to 100 people, August
bullet Computer and printer costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, August
bullet Pillow sheets, bedding supplies, etc., The National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda, Maryland, August
bullet University of the District of Columbia, $5,000 towards the Karuna Endowed Scholarship Fund, August
bullet Food and cleaning supplies, Mother Teresa's Home, Washington, D.C. September
bullet Educational course for needy woman, Abused Personss Program, Montgomery County, October

2016:

bullet Driving school costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, January
bullet Car down payment for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, March
bullet Tuition towards a nursing course for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, May
bullet Prepared and served an Indian meal to 100 people at Embry Rucker Shelter, Reston, Virginia, May
bullet Diapers, paper plates, cutlery, bath tissue, etc., Stepping Stones Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, June
bullet Moving costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, June
bullet Lawyer's fees for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, June
bullet The Universities at Shady Grove Foundation, $5,000 towards the Karuna Endowed Scholarship Fund, Maryland, June
bullet Donation, Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association, Delhi, India, July
bullet Car repair costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, July
bullet Learner's permit costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, August
bullet Pillow sheets, bedding supplies, etc., The National Center for Children and Families, Washington, D.C., September
bullet Food and cleaning supplies, Mother Theresa's Home, Washington, D.C., October
bullet Car repair costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, November
                    

2015:

bullet Kaiser Permanente bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, Maryland, March
bullet PEPCO bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, March
bullet Storage bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, May
bullet Rent for need woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, May
bullet Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) $5,000 towards the Endowed Scholarship Fund, May
bullet Embassy of Nepal, Washington D.C., $10,001 to the Earthquake Relief Fund, June
bullet Donation, Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association, Delhi, India, August
bullet PEPCO bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, August
bullet Pillows, sheets, bedding supplies, etc., The National Center for Children and Families, Washington, D.C., September
bullet Attorney fees for needy woman, Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and and Sexual Violence Services, Virginia, October
bullet Diapers, paper plates, cutlery, bath tissue, etc., Stepping Stones Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, November
bullet Food and cleaning supplies, Mother Theresa's Home, Washington, D.C., November
bullet Car insurance costs for needy woman, Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and and Sexual Violence Services, Virginia, November
bullet Car repair costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
bullet Car repair costs for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
                                                      

2014

bullet Auto services for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, January
bullet Karuna Charities Endowed Scholarship Fund - $5,000 Montgomery  College Foundation, Maryland, May 
bullet Karuna Charities Endowed Scholarship - $11,000, The Universities at Shady Grove Foundation, Maryland, May
bullet PEPCO bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, June
bullet Diapers, paper plates, cutlery, bath tissues, etc., Stepping Stone Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, June
bullet WSSC for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, January 2014, Maryland, July 
bullet Donation, Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association, Delhi, India , August 
bullet Pillow sheets, bedding supplies, etc., The National Center for Children and Families, Washinton, D.C., September 
bullet Apartment holding fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, October  
bullet Childcare services for child of needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, October 
bullet Food and cleaning supplies, Mother Theresa’s Home, Washington D.C. , November 
bullet Rent for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
bullet Rent for a needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
                                          

2013:

bullet Rent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, February
bullet Donation, Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association, Delhi, India, March
bullet Car insurance for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, May
bullet Diapers, towels, brooms, trash bags and cleaning supplies for Stepping Stone Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, June
bullet Moving expenses for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, July
bullet Donation (Scholarship) University of Shady Grove Foundation, Maryland, Maryland, July
bullet Beauty School Kit and Exam Fee, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, September
bullet The National Center for Children and Families (school bags and school supplies), Washington, D.C., September
bullet Mother Theresa's Home, Washington DC (food and clothing supplies), November
bullet Missionaries of Charity, Washington DC (food-meats, cleaning products, napkins, coffee etc.), Washington, D.C., November
bullet $10,001 Donation to Red Cross donation for the Philippines Disaster Relief, Decemb
bullet Odhisha relief efforts - $500 Odhisa Society of America, December
bullet Car costs for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
                                    

2012:

bullet Attorney fees, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, February
bulletRegistration fee, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, March
bulletSmall household appliances, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, cooking utensils, and healthy after school snacks for children, Stepping Stones Shelter, Rockville, Maryland, March
bullet Attorney fees for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, April
bullet Attorney fees for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, April
bulletDonation (Scholarship), University of Shady Grove Foundation, Maryland, Maryland, June
bullet Attorney fees for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, June
bulletCar costs for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, July
bulletDonation, Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association, Delhi, India, August
bulletMVA fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, August
bulletEducational fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, August
bulletElectric bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, September
bulletCondo fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, October
bulletRent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, October
bulletAuto repair costs for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County, Maryland, December
bulletCommunity Service, The National Center for Children and Families, Washington, D.C., December
                                         

2011:

bulletDonation to the District of Columbia (UDC) Foundation in January
bullet  Telephone bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in February
bulletCommunity Service, cooked and served dinner for 75 people at at shelter in Reston, VA in June
bulletSmall household appliances, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, cooking utensils, and healthy after school snacks for children at Stepping Stones Shelter in June
bulletBaby products, small appliances, bed sheets and basic toiletries for the National Center for Children in July 2011
bulletDonation for the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association, Delhi, India in July
bulletWSSC, Water Bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletRent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletRent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in September
bulletCommunity Service on Gandhi Jayanti at Missionaries of Charity, Mother Theresa's home in September
  

2010:

bulletDonation to Nabaldip Sarasvati Balika Bidyapath (School in West Bengal, India) in January
bulletDonation for Haiti Relief to the American Red Cross in March
bulletCommunity Service, DC Central Kitchen in June
bulletDonation  to Delhi Commonwealth Women Association in June
bullet Rent for needy woman, Fairfax County in August 
bulletAttorney fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletRent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletB. G. & E. electric bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletWSSC, water bill for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in August
bulletRent for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in September
bulletNational Center for Children and Families (baby products, small appliances, bed sheets and basic toilet supplies) in September
bulletMother Teresa's Home (cleansing products and kitchen and cooking supplies) in November
bulletLawyer's fee for needy woman, Abused Persons Program, Montgomery County in December
   

2009:

bullet Provided help to a needy woman at the American International Institute of Health through the Abused Persons Program in January
bullet Conducted Community Service at the National Center for Children/Family in February
bullet Paid the utilities for two needy women through the Abused Persons Program in April
bullet Established a Karuna Endowment Scholarship for $11,000 at the University of D.C. Foundation in May
bullet Conducted Community Service at the Stepping Stone Shelter in May
bullet Paid the training fee for a needy woman through Reston Interfaith in June
 

 

2008:

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Provided rent for two needy women through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland, in January bullet  Donated to the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association school in India in January bullet  Provided tuition assistance to two Montgomery College women through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland in January and February bullet  Added to the Northern Virginia Community College Scholarship Fund bullet  Donated cash to the Nabadip Saraswati Balika Bidyapath in Bengal, India bullet  Paid attorney fees for a woman in the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland bullet  Paid for the Post Office exam for a woman in the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland bullet  Paid landlord fee for a woman in the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland bullet  Provided community service at the National Center for Children & Families bullet  Provided community service at Mother Theresa's home bullet  Provided community service at the Stepping Stones Shelter bullet  Contributed to Missionaries of Charity in December bullet  Winter clothing drive

2007:

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Provided rent for a needy woman through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland, in January bullet  Donated to the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association in India bullet  Provided tuition assistance to a Montgomery College woman through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland bullet  Donated cash to the Nabadip Saraswati Balika Bidyapath in Bengal, India bullet  Established Montgomery College Foundation scholarships in Maryland for needy and deserving students bullet  Provided household supplies to the residents of the Stepping Stones Community Shelter, Rockville, Maryland bullet  Provided rent for a needy woman through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program, Maryland, in October bullet  Provided rent for a needy woman through the Montgomery County Abused Person's Program,  Maryland, in November bullet  Provided household goods for the needy through the National Center for Children/Families bullet  Donated household supplies to the Missionaries of Charity, Washington D.C.

2006:

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Provided supplies for AIDS patients at Sisters of Charity bullet  Donated toiletries to residents of the Stepping Stone Community Shelter in Rockville, Maryland bullet  Donated cash for Nabdip Saraswati Balika Bidyapath in Bengal, India bullet  Donated cash for the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association in Delhi, India bullet  Donated cash for a burn victim in Kerala, India bullet  Donated cash for a needy patient in Kerala, India bullet  Two Annual Karuna Scholarships (for $1000 each) established for needy students at the Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia bullet  Donated needed items to the Abused Persons Program in Montgomery County, Maryland (May) bullet  Donated needed items to the House of Ruth in Washington, D.C. bullet  Donated needed items to the Abused Persons Program in Montgomery County, Maryland (March)

2005:

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Donated $10,001 for Hurricane Katrina relief to Louisiana Congressman, Bobby Jindal from New Orleans bullet   Donated toiletries and other essential items for the disadvantaged to Reston Interstate Incorporated in Virginia. bullet   Supported three individual in the Abused Person Program offered by Montgomery County in Maryland. bullet   Provided money for a child's brain surgery in Kerala, India. bullet   Donated cash for a school for poor/disadvantaged girls in West Bengal, India. bullet   Donated a sewing machine to facilitate a Baltimore woman's independent living. bullet   Tsunami victims, India--contributed $10,000 to the Prime Minster's Relief Fund.

2004:

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Regional Cancer Association, Trivandrum, Kerala, India--contributed towards the construction of a waiting hall for the patients. bullet  G.G.S.F--supported a young cancer patient's treatment. bullet  Provided cash to enable a needy woman under Crisis, Income, and Victims Services, Montgomery County, MD. Assistance was given for her transition towards independent living bullet  S.A.B--Supported a needy woman in her transition toward independent living. bullet  Community Service--National Center for Children and Families. Donated cleaning supplies, including vacuum cleaners, baby supplies, etc. bullet  Provided probono legal services to three distressed women. bullet  Supported a  young, teenage girl, a cancer patient from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. bullet  Provided career training for a young Sri Lankan woman who was under counseling with the Abused Persons Program.

2003:

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Donated turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of Central Union Mission, Washington, D.C. bullet  Donated housewares, child care items, and $300 cash to the residents of the Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville, Maryland. bullet  Donated cooking materials, food, and cleansers to Mother Tereas's home in Washington, D.C. bullet  Donated housewares and baby care items to the residents of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland. bullet  Donated $500 to a pastor for assisting a young Harijan boy with leukemia in Sasphavattpop village, Kerala, India. bullet  Donated $500 to the Jan Kalyan Trust in Noida, Delhi, India towards financial support for a 24/7 medical facility for the elderly.  

2002:

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Donated $5000 to the Friends of Action for Securing Health for All (ASHA) in New Delhi, India.  ASHA's founder and director, pediatrician, Kiran Martin was awarded the Padma Shri award by the President of India for her outstanding contribution to the slum dwellers of Delhi.  ASHA provides health care and promotes economic development to the poorest sections of society. bullet  Donated 35 turkeys at Thanksgiving to the homeless at Central Mission Union. bullet   Donated cleaning supplies to AIDS patients at Mother Teresa's Home. bullet   Supported abused women in a program run by ASHA in the Washington area. bullet   Donated backpacks and other school supplies to the residents of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland. bullet   Donated cleaning supplies and baby supplies to Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville, Maryland. bullet   Held the fourth annual Karuna Golf Tournament. Net proceeds benefit two battered women under Crisis, Income, and Victims Services, Health and Human Services, Montgomery County, MD. Assistance is being continued for their transition towards independent living. bullet   Net proceeds from the 2001 Diwali Gala--$15,000--went to firefighters.  Karuna donated $10,000 to the Firefighters' Widows and Children's Fund in New York and $5000 to the Arlington Fire Station in Virginia.
2001:
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Provided $1,000 cash to an abused woman in the Washington metropolitan area. bullet  Delivered toiletry and other supplies to the Missionaries of Charity "Gift of Peace" in Washington, DC. bullet  Provided Thanksgiving turkey to the residents of Federal City Shelter. bullet  Held the third Karuna Golf Tournment fundraiser and fourth Gala Diwali Dinner and Ball Fundraiser. bullet  Donated School Supplies to National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda, Maryland. bullet  Donated almost $10,500 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake, India. bullet  Provided cash support to the Navrangpura village uplift program targeting local handicraft women workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. bullet  Provided financial support to a needy woman supported by ASHA, Inc. in the Washington metropolitan area. bullet  Served meals and provided toiletries to members of the Helping Hands Shelter in Maryland. bullet  Donated clothes and blankets, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake.

2000:

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Held the second Karuna Golf Tournament fundraiser and the third Karuna Gala Diwali Dinner and Ball fundraiser. bullet  Collected and donated clothes along with a check to the American Red Cross for cyclone victims in Orissa, India. bullet  Donated money for legal fees and medical care for two abused women who are protected by the ASHA organization in metropolitan Washington. bullet  Observed Gandhi Jayanti by serving meals to patients at Mother Teresa's Home in Washington. bullet  Helped a young student in need in Washington. bullet  Provided Thanksgiving turkey at the Federal College Shelter in Washington. bullet  Supported Nabha Nishana, a blood collection center in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. bullet  Supported Dignity Education Vision International (DEVI), a village-based school for poor children focused on the education of girls. DEVI is headquartered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. bullet  Provided money for phone cards for destitute women sheltered by ASHA in Washington. bullet  Provided money for Operation Smile when it operated on children with cleft lips in Jamshedpur, Bihar, India.  

1999:

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Held the first Karuna Golf Tournament fundraiser and the second  Karuna Gala Diwali Dinner and Ball fundraiser. bullet  Provided cash donations to an orphanage, the Cancer Research Institute, an abused women's shelter, and a charitable organization in Pinglewara, India. bullet  Served meals at the House of Ruth and the Federal College Shelter in Washington. bullet  Observed Gandhi Jayanti by serving meals to patients at Mother Teresa's Home in Washington. bullet  Provided a check to Congresswoman Connie Morella for an Abused Persons Program in Montgomery County, Maryland. bullet  Donated cash to the Children's Hospital in Washington. bullet  Helped flood victims in Bangla Desh. bullet  Provided a donation to a charitable institution, Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington.  

1998:

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Held a successful inaugural fund raiser in June and the first Karuna Gala Diwali Dinner and Ball. bullet  Provided assistance to two orphanages, a Women's shelter, and two hospices in India. bullet  Assisted victims of Hurricane Mitch in Central America. bullet  Observed Gandhi Jayanti by serving meals at the House of Ruth and visiting patients at Mother Teresa's home in Washington.

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