Vishranthi Charitable Trust

Last Updated On: March 8, 2007


Put a smile back on an aged face . . . And in your life, happiness will grace.

VISHRANTHI
Home for the Aged Destitute Women

Introduction   How does 'Vishranthi' work?
Typical day at Vishranthi Who manages Vishranthi?
Where do you fit into all this? Donation Schemes
Contact Address Action at Vishranthi


Introduction

There are some amongst us who never give a thought as to what the future might bring. And continue to live with the belief that our children will certainly provide the succour we need in our old age.

And when it does not happen, we're shattered. With neither financial nor emotional support, we come to cross-roads in life. It is then that institutions like Vishranthi come to our rescue.

How?

By providing a roof over our heads. Along with love, affection and care.

How does 'Vishranthi' work?

Vishranthi came into existence in 1978 when a voluntary organisation of housewives called the Monday Charity Club, decided to provide the sustenance to aged women. Starting out with only one inmate in a rented house at Chromepet, Vishranthi today has over 100 people and has moved into a one-acre plot at Palavakkam.

Today, Vishranthi has solar heaters, gas cylinders and industrial ovens, which provide the energy for hot water and cooking at the campus. Freedom of action being the guiding philosophy at Vishranthi, the Campus mates take stints at gardening, nursing, tailoring or cooking. By this, every individual at Vishranthi develops the feeling that it is her home - particularly in the absence of her "rest" home.

A typical day at Vishranthi

6.00 AMWashingResident of Home
6.30 AMTea and Kitchen work
7.00 AMBathing, cleaning and occupation therapy
9.00 AMGruel made of ground pulses and cereals served
9.30 AMBhajan
12.00 NoonLunch and rest
3.00 PMHandicraft
4.30 PMTea and snacks followed by Bhajan
5.30 PMEntertainment and Recreation

Click here for some photos of activities at Vishranthi.

Who manages Vishranthi?

The Vishranthi Charitable Trust manages the funds and buildings of Vishranthi. Every two years, the Trustees are elected by the members of the Monday (Charity) Club. Various Shramdhan Committees have been formed to take care of the various aspects of running the home - efficiently and viably.

Where do I fit into all this?

With greater number of people knocking at the doors of Vishranthi - we need your help to maintain and extend the facilities to more people. You can help in any single way which you can afford.

Donation Schemes

Last Updated On: March 8, 2007

SchemeRs.Purpose
Akshaya Patra Endowment2,000Part payment for the day's feeding
Antima Kaingarya1000Expenses for last rites
Sponsorship(revised info soon)Maintain 1 inmate for 1 year
Dhanvantri500 and aboveMedical Expenses
Different Meals250 to 2,000Lunch, Dinner, Tea
One simple lunch800 
One lunch with sweet1250 
One lunch with sweet and fruit/vadai1500 
One full day's feeding with sweet2,000 
Tiffin400 
Night milk200 

Donations in kind are also welcome. You can bring in foodgrains, clothing, toiletries or medicines for the people at Vishranthi. For citizens of India, donations to the Vishranthi Charitable Trust are exempted under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. People who wish to donate using cheques can please make it in favour of "Vishranthi Charitable Trust" and post it to the administrative office or the home (address given below).

Further information will be added to this page soon. Please visit again to get all details about this organization

Contact Addresses:
Vishranthi Charitable Trust
Flat No. 1, Sapthagiri Apts.,
83, T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai 600 018
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 91-(44)-2499 6634

Vishranthi
28, A. V. M. Rajeswari Gardens,
M. G. R. Salai, Palavakkam,
Chennai 600 041
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 91-(44)-2449 0972

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