Service To Mankind is Service To God
Growing up, we found ourselves surrounded by an abundance of resources and opportunities. There was access to quality education, extracurricular activities, and support of family and friends. In contrast, we came across large number of people every day that could not afford the basic necessities of life. Living comfortably, we were completely oblivious to the challenges faced by those living in poverty. It gradually dawned upon us that the combination of poverty and illiteracy had a paralyzing effect on their thinking, leading to a vicious cycle, one difficult to break through. In this scenario, to do nothing, we felt, would be inhumane. That is more so, when one is privileged and in a position to lend a helping hand. It did not take us long to decide to do our bit in helping out the underprivileged.
For several years, we have been working directly with the disadvantaged, while also supporting other organizations. More recently, we decided to donate one salary from the household of $ 200,000 or Indian Rupees 1.3 crores annually for five years, most likely renewable. We co-founded a nonprofit organization and started building teams and collaborations to fulfill our vision at the grassroots level. The organization would cut across religious, racial, linguistic, political and socio-economic biases to bring dignity and cheer to the underprivileged. Being physicians, we also felt compelled to play a role in halting the pandemic of the non-communicable chronic diseases through lifestyle modification. Having created some impact in few communities, we now wish to increase our efforts to support many more, and request your wholehearted support in this endeavor of ours. Together, we can do more. Won’t you join hands with us to wipe out the tears from many an eye?
Alok Agrawal, MD, FASN, FNKF; Nephrologist
Sangeeta Agrawal, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE; Gastroenterologist
Our Vision ...
is to take concrete steps towards a world devoid of preventable diseases and poverty
Our Mission ...
is to achieve sustainable development in the communities in the USA and India, particularly underserved, through:
a. quality education
b. women and youth empowerment
c. providing preventive health care
"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice."
- Nelson Mandela