Women’s Forum

The KCS Women’s forum is a group that connects, educates and supports women of all ages in our community. We value friendship, individuality, education and fostering a sense of cohesiveness among the community members. We provide opportunities and experiences that will empower our members and also inspire them to give back to our community through mentor-ship, volunteering and charity work.

2019 Activities

Collected over $7300 at our Annual Fundraiser and Charity Dinner for Snehalayam Project to help build a house for a widow and her daughter from Palakkad district.

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2018 Activities

Collected $8,935 for Snehalayam Project to build a house for the needy family in Kozhikode.

Volunteered at the Maryland Food Bank.

Kerala Flood Relief Fundraiser – collected and donated $35,476 to various organizations to support the flood victims in Kerala.

2017 Activities

Collected and Donated $11,821

  • Snehalayam, a new project to build a house for the needy family in Kerala.
  • Snehalayam 2017 we built a house for a family in Alappuzha.
  • PRATHEEKSHA – to provide education for the under privileged children for a full year.
  • Hope for Henry Foundation for Cancer Research - care for seriously ill children and their families
  • Dhisha Kerala’s Oppam Project – to provide education materials.

Volunteered:

  • The Grassroots Crisis Intervention by providing home-made dinner every month.
  • NVFS Serve Campus – Provided home-made food every quarter.

2016 Activities

Collected and Donated $5325

Donated to:

  • PRATHEEKSHA – to provide education for the under privileged children for a full year.
  • Hope for Henry Foundation for Cancer Research - care for seriously ill children and their families
  • Ellicott City Flood Relief
  • My Life Learning Inc

Volunteered at:

  • The Grassroots Crisis Intervention by providing dinner every month
  • Cloth drive in June

2015 Activities

Collected and Donated $5,000

Donated to:

  • Hope for Henry Foundation for Cancer Research - care for seriously ill children and their families
  • Thanal Balashramam - to help provide education for the under-privileged children of ages 10 and below.
  • Radha Krishna Public Trust – a home that provides a HOME for the mothers.

Volunteered at:

  • The Grassroots Crisis Intervention by providing dinner every month.
  • LAWS – Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter in Leesburg, VA
  • NVFS’ Serve Campus – Provided home-made food every month.

2014 Activities

Collected and Donated $6,400

Donated to:

  • Little Flower Mercy Home
  • Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Orphanage and Rehabilitation Center
  • Emmanuel Snehasramam Children’s Center
  • Montgomery Women’s shelter

Volunteered at:

  • Women’s Center in Rockville, MD - A shelter for homeless women.

Activities 

  • Stitch-n-style workshop (3)
  • Mind, body & soul workshop

2012-2013 Activities

Collected and Donated $6,100

Donated to:

  • PRATHEEKSHA – to provide education for the under privileged children for a full year.
  • Regional Cancer Center in Trivandrum (RCC) – to the Poor Patient Welfare Fund for supporting women cancer patients.