August 10, 2019: Rain
and landslides ravage Kerala one more time. Malabar
region, which bears the brunt of the devastation, is
literally thunderstruck. In addition to Malabar,
non-stop showers have hit people's lives in Kottayam,
Ernakulam and Idukki districts as well. Death toll have
already crossed 50; Nearly 1.65 lakh people from around
41,000 families are housed in 1,221 relief camps across
the state. The state has witnessed over 80 landslides
across eight districts in the past couple of days.
During 2018 flood,
we ran two successful campaigns – one to support CMDRF
(Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund) and the other to
build and repair houses. We transferred, $3,300,000
($3.3 Million) towards CMDRF and helped to rebuild 43
new homes using another $225,000 for the families
impacted by this flood.
Let’s join hands
together one more time to help Kerala recover from this
1. How long you plan to run
We will run this till October 31st,
2. Who do you plan to send the funds to?
We’ll run two separate campaigns. One campaign will be
aimed at building or repairing the houses destroyed in
the disaster in direct partnership with local NGOs.
Second campaign will be for CMDRF (Kerala Chief
Minister’s Distress Relief Funds). As a donor, you have
the choice to decide where your donation needs to go.
3. When do you plan to send the funds?
transfer CMDRF funds at the beginning of every month.
Most of company matching come around 6 weeks later. Eg:
Microsoft, TMobile, Expedia, Apple etc send their
employee contribution matching donation on the 25th of
the following month. We will wire 100% of the matching
grants along with next transfer. Housing project funds
will be transferred to partnering NGO as soon as
beneficiaries are chosen and construction is ready to
4. Can I get information on who
benefited with my donation?
For your donation towards
House Building projects, we’ll have the full beneficiary
details available. For CMDRF donation, there is lot of
information in https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in.
See http://www.careandshare.com/housingproject.html for
the 2018 housing beneficiary details.
should I use Care & Share?
Care & Share is a 501 (c)
(3) non-profit charity organization that focuses mainly
on projects in Kerala. If you would like to take tax
advantage or company matching, then you may go thru us.
100% of the funds we receive will go towards the
projects you choose.
6. How often this page will
We will update at least once a week while
donations keep coming.
7. Can I donate to Care &
Share through my employer portal?
Yes. You should be
able to find us with our EIN number 36-3708966 in your
giving portal. Our registered office is in Lockport, IL
60441. Whether you donated through PayPal or employer
portal, remember to request matching if your employer
extends that benefit.
8. Will I get any
confirmation from Care & Share after I donate?
we will acknowledge your donation typically in less than
6 hours. You may hear from one of the two program admins
- Ashley Elenjickal or Sajith Balan
companies extend the benefit of 200% match for your
As far as we know only Apple and Gates
Foundation offer this benefit. Expedia has 200% match
during their giving campaign month of September.
10. How are beneficiaries selected for building house?
We choose households with
- Elderly people (age above
- Special needs
- Cancer or similar
11. Who will carry out the work?
location, there is a group of masons, carpenters, roof
builders, etc. They will be monitored either by Care &
Share Kerala Chapter members or our point of contact.
12. I still got questions, is there someone I can
You may email email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us via
For more details,
please reach out to -
Ashley Elenjickal (425) 273-6021
Sajith Balan (425) 599-6801
Santhosh Nair (425) 770-2595
Thank you for your