Sanjivani is has been providing assistance for medical, education, food, clothing, blankets and other essentials to the poor and needy in society since 1969. Lunch packets are given to general and municipal hospitals, protection from cold and rainy weather to the homeless, scholarships for needy students, servicer in times of natural calamities, help to blind and handicapped persons, medical relief, blood donations, collection of surplus food from hotels and parties and distribution to the poor - these are some of the diverse activities has been doing for the past 32 years

Right now, Sanjivani is focussing on relief work for victims of the Tsunami Tragedy in South India. They are working with the Golden Chain Fraternity, a registered trust in Pondicherry, South India. The relief work is in two phases
- Immediate help for the fisherfolk in the form of household kits, blankets, medicines, buckets, jerry cans for water etc
- Permanent Rehabilitation project  after proper survey and assessment. Here the plan is to build schools, community halls, medical centres etc for the welfare of the fishermen of the villages of Kuruchikuppam, ( 600 families)  North Solai Nagar (400 families),  South Solai Nagar ( 350 families)  and Vaithikuppam (750 families)

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Kshitij is an organization working towards gainful self-employment for mentally challenged adults. A group of parents have got together to build Kshitij which  produces exquisite stencil/block painted items such as Tablemats, Gift envelopes/tags/bags, T-Shirts, Napkins, coasters and several other items on demand.  Kshitij not only provides regular employments five days a week but also markets the items produced by the youngsters at the workshop.

Shanti Avedna Ashram is a hospice for terminally ill cancer patients. Food, medicine, clothing and other essentials are provided free of cost in this fifty bedded hospital to all the patients. The ashram cares for 400-500 patients per year for the past ten years. The Ashram runs entirely on donations.. It also offers `Day Care' on an out-patient basis to those who cannot get or do not want indoor admission, as well as a `Home Care' facility by a team which visits patients in their own homes. . They now have plans to add another fifty beds to offer patients alternative care under systems like homeopathy and ayurveda

Contact info for the charities
Mrs. Neela Bhatia/ Bharti Gandhi – Kshitij, 2 Patel Chambers, 1st Floor, c/o Dr. Kelkar’s Clinic, Above Vyshya Bank, Sandhurst Bridge, Mumbai 400007,Tel 2382 1126

Sister Norine, Shanti Avedna Ashram, 216 Mount Mary Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai 400050. Tel: 26427464 / 2645 4590

Mr. C Mehta, Trustee, Sanjeevani Trust, 2nd Floor, A1 Everest Building,  Tardeo, Mumbai 400034. Tel: 2351 2022 or 2352 3377