Appeal 2024-2025

Dear Friend,
Greetings of love and peace from Father Ben Chinnappan. I am sure that you are doing well. I pray that you and your loved ones remain in good health and enjoy the joy and peace of the holy season. Let us open our hearts and give ourselves through selfless love, compassionate words, and deed. A simple, humble, and loving service for our sisters and brothers is a great way of building humanity. Your generosity accomplishes something very simple yet very powerful. It touches people’s hearts with God’s love through your gift and deepens our collective commitment together.

For the past 24 years, Dalit Solidarity has served as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society and uplifted their lives. Together we changed many lives and transformed them to a dignified life. You are truly the reason for our success! As supporters and friends of Dalit Solidarity, you can be proud of what you have made possible. I credit all our success to God Almighty, your generosity, kindness, and above all, your prayers. Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment, and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals like you.

Please join the Dalit Solidarity family today and change a life. Your support will enable us to continue our mission. All donations to Dalit Solidarity are tax-deductible. Please forward your tax-deductible donations to ‘Dalit Solidarity,  P.O. Box 178995, San Diego, CA 92177.’

Father Ben Chinnappan, Founder & Director
Phone: +1-708-612-4248
Email: dalitsolidarity@gmail.com

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Library Project by Shaunya Kumar!

Shaunya Kumar, a rising high schooler from Shakopee, MN, is the youngest of our volunteers. As a first-generation Indian in the US, she is deeply passionate about philanthropy and giving back to communities in India. Her article ‘Analyzing the Indian Caste System and Americans’ Roles in Resolving India’s Most Pressing Developmental Issue’ is focused on how American residents can reform marginalizing stigma and social norms. Currently, with Dalit Solidarity, Shaunya is supporting several educational programs for children and implementing her own initiative of raising access to diverse literature and books for youth. Dalit Solidarity is very grateful to Shaunya for donating $3500 through winning essay competitions to support the education of Dalit and Tribal Children.

Dalit Lives Matter! Make Your Impact

Dalits are the victims of an ancient form of persecution and segregation in India known as the caste system.  Caste is based upon the Hindu belief of “Karma,” the notion that one’s present life is based on the good and bad deeds of their previous life. Thus, if one is born into a life of struggle, it’s because of past misdeeds. Such thinking excludes the impulse to offer charity, because each person “deserves” their current status in life and must work out his or her own destiny. Approximately 25% of India’s 1.3 billion people are Dalits — that comprises nearly 300 million people!  Even after 75 years of India’s independence and economic advancement in recent years, Dalits remain marginalized, invisible and oppressed. Social exclusion, economic sanction and lack of education deprive the Dalits of basic human rights, even today. This suffering group is kept far from the benefits of equal education, career advancement or political opportunity.

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About Us

Dalit Solidarity, a non-profit charity was established as a 501(3)© Tax-Exempt organization with EIN 25-1865082 in 2000 in the US to promote equality and justice for Dalits who have been marginalised for centuries under caste oppression. We are incorporated as a charity in Pennsylvania and registered both in Illinois & California as charities. We are members both in San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and in BBB as an accredited charity. We have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from @GreatNonprofits. We earned a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2021. Dalit Solidarity has earned a/an 85/100 rating on Charity Navigator.

programs

For many children in India, school is just a dream. Caught in the cycle of poverty and exploitation, they are lost to education, and therefore, opportunities in life. Education is the key to providing children with the knowledge, and skills to earn a living leading to a healthier, more productive life. Dalit Solidarity serves as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society, encouraging, and educating them. Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals and organizations

Empowerment

Education and development were great tools of social empowerment and emancipation. We believe every human being should have opportunities to succeed in life, irrespective of one's caste, religion, race or language or where  he or she is born.  Dalit Solidarity has been a beacon of hope and a source of blessings.   As supporters and friends of Dalit Solidarity, you can be proud of what you have made possible, even as we look forward to what comes next.   Dalit Solidarity has been silently revolutionizing their lives for the better future. Empowering them with knowledge and education is the key to power and success.

Everyone can help change the world

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A Child

to improve lifestyle of underprivileged society

Making an Impact for Dalits

120,000+ Dalit Children

(65% girls from the marginalised communities) were directly and indirectly reached.

Educate A Child

9600+ Students

graduated from various schools and colleges benefited from our sponsorship program.

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65+ Villages

have children benefited from our education program in and around Villupuram District.

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1500+ Patients

are treated every month from the surrounding villages in Villupuram District, India.

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1800+ First Responders

from local villages have been trained to be the First Responders for emergency.

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250+ VHPs

Village Health Programs have been conducted in and around Villupuram District, India.

Provide Healthcare

70+ Homes

constructed for widows and poor families living in Villupuram District, India.

Provide Shelter

150+ Milk Cows

have been distributed to widows and the poor in Villupuram District, India.

Provide a Milk Cow

700+ Widows

have been benefited from Thalirgal Self Help Group in Villupuram District, India.

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900+ Orphan Children

have been benefited directly from our outreach program through various institutions.

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30+ Institutions

Extremely deserving charitable, health and institutions are supported in India.

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4500+ Families

were provided with dry ration and livelihood during COVID-19 pandemic in India.

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