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among our children through Tamil Cultural School. . .
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Many members of the New Jersey Tamil Arts and Cultural Society (NJTACS) have decided to create a fund named “NJTACS Tamil Orphanage Fund”. We will continuously collect funds for various organizations taking care of our Tamil children in Sri Lanka. 

Charity Projects

In the past, NJTACS members and students participated in a fund raising event to help the 9/11 victims.  NJTACS also raised funds for many orphanages and assisted hospitals in Sri Lanka in procuring medical equipment.

Tsunami Relief Projects

NJTACS responded swiftly to the December 2004 Tsunami and created the “Sri Lanka Disaster Relief Fund”. A committee of members was elected to raise funds and manage the effective use of it not only to provide immediate relief but also to support long-term rebuild of villages and towns destroyed by the Tsunami.

 The short-term relief activities included:

  •    Addressing the situation with missionaries in Sri Lanka to initiate support for fifteen orphans
  •   Procuring medicines and medical equipment to those affected   by the  disaster
  •   Working with various organizations to provide medical equipment to hospitals 
  •    Providing house-ware and other essential items to 300 families in the evacuation camps 
  •   Assisting in a clothes drive to send over 15,000 pieces of to the victims

 In addition to the above immediate response, NJTACS is considering various reconstruction activities such as:

  •   Establishing a recurring support for up to 50 orphans placed in a reliable orphanage under close supervision of NJTACS
  •   Participation in reconstruction of one or two villages partnering with a corporation or a governmental organization

 A typical reconstruction of a village will include a hospital, library, school, parks, play ground, sewage systems, shops, commercial area and housing units.

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