Support India Flood VictimsNEPAL EARTH QUAKE  TRAGEDY


The earthquake in Nepal on 24th of April, shattered the lives of many families and brought with it untold devastation and misery. Natural calamities such as an earthquake, bring with it untold suffering, grief and loss of hope. To counteract the fury of nature, the prompt response of the human community, is needed to restore hope, and resurrect those brought low, to regain lost confidence and build their lives anew. Let us jointly respond to the need of  the Nepal Region  for relief and rehabilitation work.  Our efforts will be better coordinated and will have greater impact for the people in need. We assure the people of Nepal, of our support and prayers in this hour of suffering. It is at the peripheries of life that our faith and commitment are more challenged and become more.

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Please join the Dalit Solidarity family today by sponsoring a child, or offering a loved one the gift of a donation in his or her name. Your support will enable us to continue our mission. Please mail your tax-deductible donations to "Dalit Solidarity, Inc. Post Box 112, Hines, IL 60141."Please print the form below and send it in with your check or money order.

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Call us at 708-612-4248 or leave a message and we will call you back. Please have your Credit or Debit Card ready.

Dalit Solidarity, Inc. is a tax-exempt and charitable organization and therefore all contributions are tax-deductible. Please make your check payable to "Dalit Solidarity, Inc. Post Box 112, Hines, IL 60141" and mail this to the same address.

Tax Status
Dalit Solidarity, Inc. is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization. All donations to Dalit Solidarity are tax-deductible. IRS Determination Letter and IRS Form 990 for the tax years beginning July 1, 2017 and June 2018.    Form 990,   Our Financial Statement 2018

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Distribution of Fund
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018, Dalit Solidarity spent $ 392660.76 to provide quality health care, education and economic development for India's poor. 

Dalit Solidarity | Distribution of Funds

Raj with Phone“Dalit Leader,” “Freedom Fighter,” “Youth Advocate,” “Champion of the Poor,” are only a few of the titles used to describe the Director of our Dalit Leadership Academy.

Under Fr. Raj’s strong and capable leadership, Dalit Solidarity has grown from a small organization that provided housing for a few students, to an organization that provides health care, education and economic development programs for thousands of India’s Dalits.

Raj with MicA Dalit himself, from the Villupuram District, Fr. Raj joined the seminary at age twelve. There he began his lifelong love of learning. Fr. Raj’s educational accomplishments include bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology, a law degree, and master’s degree in sociology. Beginning in June, he will spend six months in Nova Scotia, studying at the Coady International Institute in their Development Leadership Program. He is a strong advocate of the importance of quality education for the Dalit community, and has been instrumental in the development of our education program.

For the past seven years, Fr. Raj has also been the pastor of Vellakulam Parish, where he supervised the construction of a new church, parish center and school and served as the administrator of the parish school. In addition to his pastoral duties, he serves as the Director of the Job Placement and Training Center for Dalit Youth in Chennai. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a girls’ home for tsunami victims.

Fr. Raj utilizes all the latest technology in his work. He is rarely seen without a cell phone, microphone, iPod, or laptop. His responsibilities are overwhelming; yet he manages them with the utmost competence, true compassion for his fellow men and women, and always with a smile.

We are truly grateful for Fr. Raj’s many years of dedicated service to Dalit Solidarity and are proud to be able to call him the best of “Friends”.

The majority of Dalit Solidarity's work is in the Villupuram District in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Our rural clinics and Community college are located at Odiaythur, Kakkanour and Ayandur near Villupuram. Our educational institution are located at Vikeravandy near Villupuram.

Our new community college and conference center is located in the town of Kodaikanal, in the Palanai Hills in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu.


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Dalit Solidarity is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors.

President & Executive Director
Benjamin Chinnappan (biography)

Dalit Solidarity was formed in 2000 by Ben Chinnappan, a Dalit from south India. Having gone through the pain of untouchability and segregation even as a child, the founder dedicated his life to improve the lives of his fellow Dalits through empowerment. Although the founder lives in the USA, he is very much in touch with his roots and ground reality of day today

Donna Mullin, Esq.

Donna is a director in the Tax Department at Boyer & Ritter where she provides tax consulting services for a variety of clients. She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting and ten years of experience in the private practice of law. She has extensive experience in estate planning and administration, individual taxation, fiduciary taxation, non-profit entity taxation, and representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Donna is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania and serves on the board of the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County. She is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.


William Parker

William J. Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of GrandView Asset Management, a firm which offers fee based money management headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is the father of six children, three of whom are living with Fragile X and Autism. Having children with special needs has spurred him to create Special Planning, LLC, a firm which specializes in Estate Planning and Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Loved Ones. With success comes the responsibility of stewardship. William Parker primarily concentrates his philanthropic efforts on children with disabilities.

Thomas DeAngelis

A former Catholic school religion teacher and football coach, Tom served on the boards of his Catholic grade school, and currently serves on the board of two Catholic high schools.  Tom has an MBA in finance, and has worked in finance, strategic planning and acquisitions, as well as plant management, human resources, and as lead consultant for major process transformations projects for Fortune 100 companies. Currently hTom has joined Stewardship: A Mission of Faith as the flag-bearer for the Catholic Schools Initiative at Stewardship: A Mission of Faith. 

Leenus Thiag

Leenus Thiag is a Registered Nurse (RN) - General practicing in Chapel Hill, NC. s a healthcare provider in Chapel Hill, NC.The provider is (1) A registered nurse is a person qualified by graduation from an accredited nursing school (depending upon schooling, a registered nurse may receive either a diploma from a hospital program, an associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), who is licensed or certified by the state, and is practicing within the scope of that license or certification. R.N.’s assist patient in recovering and maintaining their physical or mental health

Vincent Thiag

Sr Manager GSC Operations at Lenovo. Highly accomplished, results-driven Program Management professional with proven ability to facilitate corporate success through effective leadership and performance of sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing, customer relationship management, and demand management. Special expertise in electronics manufacturing industry.  Work with business planning team, product team, BU team, supply/ demand planning teams (both NA and China based) and various plant operation teams globally. Received awards for outstanding performance excellence (Long Term Investment-LTI Award from the Chairman of Lenovo in Jun 2017, and WOW Award for CX from NA President in Oct for 2nd half 2017, and another LTI Award in Jun 2018)