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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You may donate securely online using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit or debit card. You may make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation, as for sponsorships. To process your donation, we use "Paypal," the secure online donation.

Give by Mail

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, 2012 and June 2013.    Form 990

Distribution of Fund
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2012 and ending on June 30, 2013, Dalit Solidarity spent $ 310,346.00 to provide quality health care, education and economic development for India's poor. Most of our funds were used to upgrade our class rooms and health center to accomodate more students in our educational and vocational training program.

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.

Benjamin Chinnappan (biography)

Donna Mullin, Esq.

Susan Benedict, DSN, RN, CRNA, FAAN
Maureen McGrath