The handicapped and poor children in Southern India grow up scorned, despised, and uneducated; they have no chance for a decent life. They are often exploited as street beggars for others to obtain food and money. St. Mary’s School and Orphanage for the Handicapped, Deaf and Poor in India was founded by Fr. Antony (a Catholic Indian Priest) in 1997 to provide for these unfortunate children and give them hope and opportunity for a life that has meaning and a future. All children in need are admitted to St. Mary’s regardless of background, culture, or religion.
Fr. Antony’s life long mission is to care for these handicapped, poor and orphaned children by providing shelter, clothing, food, and most importantly, education. The handicapped children at St. Mary’s are respected, cared for, and well educated in the schools of St. Mary’s. Fr. Antony motivates the children with love and educational opportunities, and the children respond with confidence and excel in their studies. These handicapped and poor children consistently receive academic awards and have won many state and countrywide academic competitions.
All donations received through Help the Helpless are used for the support of the children at St. Mary's School and Orphanage for the Handicapped, Deaf, and Poor in India. There are now over 2000 children being supported by this program.
For as little as $15 per month, you can support a special needs child. Your donation will provide this child with an education as well as all the child's need at the orphanage, including medical needs. We also accept donations in any amount to cover the needs of St. Mary's school, such as paying for teachers' salaries and to cover things like electricity and other expenses associated with running the school and orphanage. Your donation, in any amount, goes a long way in the support of these children.