FAQs

1. What is Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care?

Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC) is a holistic, multi-pronged community support and development initiative, powered by genuine empathy, love and care of highly motivated volunteers delivering high quality, charitable sustainable interventions for the welfare of mankind, animals and the environment. It encompasses a 10-Care Programme related to mankind, animals and environment, spread over 50 cities worldwide, with over 500 volunteers devoted to this cause.

SRLC includes 4 Trusts (NGOs) in India – Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust, Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Trust, Shrimad Rajchandra Jivadaya Trust, Shrimad Rajchandra Adhyatmik Satsang Sadhana Kendra.

SRLC also extends to charitable Trusts outside of India such as Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care USA, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (CANADA), Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (UK), Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (HONG KONG), Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SINGAPORE).

2. What is the concept of having these 10 Care programmes?

The focus of SRLC is to provide a holistic solution to the social development needs with dedicated projects and initiatives spanning across the entire spectrum of life. Every Care has various projects and initiatives whereby we address the needs of the society.

3. How do you ensure efficiency and effectiveness of so many projects?

Research backed plans:Each project undergoes primary research on the issues faced and their needs. A feasibility study is conducted thereafter, and post that, detailed budgets and action plans are prepared and then the projects are launched.

Defined Structure: Each of the 10 Cares have a dedicated Coordinator who drives the projects under them. Each project is given individual focus by a Project Head. Project Heads are supported by relevant team members for functional deliverables.

Accountability through periodic audits:All the projects are regularly audited and the financials are transparent and well-managed with the sole intent to make optimum use of resources for the highest benefit to the society.

Monitoring and Feedback: Projects are regularly monitored and reports submitted to the Core Team.

4. How are these projects funded?

Our primary source of funding is the generous donations of individual donors, corporates and foundations. We also receive funding/grants from the following:

  1. Central and State Governments of India
  2. Corporate Sponsorship for specific projects and initiatives
  3. Fund raising through mass events like Marathons.
  4. Sale of products made by our beneficiaries
5. What are SRLC’s unique characteristics ?
  • Our volunteers are driven by a spiritual way of life which forms the base of our value system. Our belief in the power of love and non-violence is instrumental in ensuring that we reach out to all living beings and spread peace, happiness and security.
  • Our 10 Care programme is replicable and development-driven based on sustainable models that can be scaled up to address gaps and holistically impact communities in a concrete manner.
  • We are a volunteer driven organisation. This helps keep our administration costs low and also allows us to channelise the maximum financial resources towards the causes we serve. This also brings in a high level of commitment and enthusiasm since the volunteers serve out of their free will and dedication.
6. Is your institution involved in Spiritual activities along with Social Care?

Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care is a part of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur. Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram is the International Headquarters of the Mission. It is a sanctified and vibrant Ashram located at Dharampur, Gujarat, with the primary purpose being to help seekers advance towards their goal of self-realisation. At Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram in Dharampur, spiritual workshops and meditation retreats are organised to help retain one's focus on the spiritual path, being conducive to the journey within, to experience deeper levels of consciousness. At present, the Mission has 102 centres, 41 Youth group centres and 227 Divinetouch centres for children's education worldwide which play a key role in moulding and transforming thousands of lives.

7. Is SRLC a religious organisation?

SRLC is committed to bringing about a transformation in the lives of the underprivileged, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or geography. We are present in 50 cities across the globe and our volunteers have reached out to the underprivileged in these cities through initiatives specific to the needs. SRLC is a spiritual organisation guided by the principles of Shrimad Rajchandraji, an Enlightened Being and the Spiritual Guide to Mahatma Gandhiji.

8. Do you provide service only to people of your own faith/religion?

As evident from the scope of our 10 Care programme, our services see no caste, creed or discrimination on any religious grounds. Our love and care extends to all human beings and beyond it, to the animal and plant kingdom as well. Our principles of service stem from spirituality which sees no differences in any living beings and thereby, accords equal respect to one and all.

10. Can we find out where exactly and for whom our donation is used?

Yes

11. Do you help individual beneficiaries?

We do extend help to individual beneficiaries across the projects on a need basis and on thorough evaluation at our end. Some examples include subsidised or free surgeries for patients at Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital, educational loans to needy students, distribution of stationery items to school students at subsidised rates, and saving an animal from slaughter. However, a majority of our work is done for community development. In certain cases, we may not be able to directly help an individual for (e.g. a patient in Mumbai may require a heart transplant) while we can treat him for free in our hospital in Dharampur; in Mumbai we can only help him connect to another NGO which can take up his case. 

12. Which geographical areas do you cover?

Our projects and initiatives are global, with presence in several cities of India, USA, UK, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. However, our primary areas of operation are Dharampur and Kaprada in the Valsad district of South Gujarat, which rank amongst the poorest in the country. The rural and tribal population of this area suffers from high levels of poverty and illiteracy besides having limited access to quality healthcare, education, social development and employment opportunities. Most of our institutions are located in the town of Dharampur in order to ensure the development of the local population.

13. Will I get tax benefits if I donate?

Yes, For more information, please click here.

14. Although I am not part of SRLC, can I be a volunteer? What is the process? Whom do I contact?

Any interested individual can join SRLC as a volunteer by clicking here.

14. Can I get a NGO participation certificate?

Yes, any individual who volunteers for SRLC can get a participation certificate, on request.

15. There is a specific area of interest that I want to be a part of; can I be a volunteer in that specific cause?

Yes, you can join as a volunteer for any specific cause from the 10 Cares as per your interest.

16. Are you area or cause specific?

We are not area-specific as evident from the fact that we are a global organisation; however we do take the support of like-minded organisations and NGOs to enable us to provide service in areas where we are not present and strive to ensure that help reaches to those in need.

17. Can we visit the beneficiaries?

Yes, you may visit the beneficiaries. We will plan the same for you such that their privacy and dignity is maintained.

ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICE

Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care
Patel Chambers, Third Floor, Plot - 13,
Padmakar L Khandke Marg, Mathew Road,
Opera House, Mumbai - 400004,
Maharashtra, India.
Tel: (022) 40023377 / (022) 40024477

Contact: 09820007752 (SRLC)
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SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA MISSION DHARAMPUR
INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram,
Mohangadh, Dharampur - 396050,
Dist. Valsad, Gujarat, India.
Tel: 07285040000

Website: www.shrimadrajchandramission.org