All donations to Sri Rakum School for the Blind are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G(5) (VI) of the Income Tax Act.
"We Live On What You Give"- This statement is painted boldly above every Rakum School Donation Box. These are bright, large boxes with slots for different types of donations.
Rakum School children live largely on the good will and charity of patrons and the public. Some days this is just not enough. To meet their needs, Rakum also accepts old clothes, books, shoes, vessels and toys. Old materials like newspapers and bottles are recycled or sold.
We have listed the food, materials and resources needed for our students this month. This is another way of contributing to our cause. Thank you for your generosity in advance.
*Braille items are sourced from Katpadi in Tamil Nadu. We would be happy to give you their contact details should you wish to get in touch with them to donate to our cause.
|Marker pens (All colors)|
|Cursive writing books|
|Box files (large)|
|Box files (small)|
|Bunk bed with pillows & bed sheets|
|Cooking vessels (5 lt capacity)|
|Generator/ Power backup devices|
There are many ways to contribute towards the maintenance and well-being of our children. You can:
- Sponsor a single meal or all the meals for the day
- Provide grains, rice, flour, oil, spices and vegetables for our kitchens
- Give us consumables like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, combs, brushes etc.
- Supply us with notebooks and other stationery.
- Offer clothes, shoes, blankets, pillows, bed sheets
- Donate money
Drop into the school closest to you anytime. Get directions here.
New initiatives like this website and professional management help from the IIM Calcutta Alumni are being implemented to help Rakum mobilize funds and supplies for the growing needs of the growing number of children