We raise donations by asking individual Cdn. Friends/CCRS to collect their spare change. We then send 100% of the donations to the Board and Executive Director of the Cathedral Relief Service (CRS). The Canadian donation is applied to projects and programs designed and delivered by CRS to the most destitute of the underprivileged members of society in the City of Kolkata and surrounding villages.
As a registered non-profit Society in Canada we partner with CRS, a registered, non-profit, secular organization that has been operating in Kolkata since its inception in 1974.
The risks are high for the poor families served by CRS, many of whom live in slums, in rural villages, or on the sidewalks of Kolkata. Risks include hunger and thirst, child labour, illiteracy, child abandonment, abuse and battery of women, child exploitation and trafficking, alcoholism, drug addiction, disease, and hopelessness.
Below is a list of what the Cdn. Friends/CCRS does not do: