Hope Public Charitable Trust, Chennai recently launched a campaign seeking donations to help fund its under-construction residential home and vocational training centre for abandoned special children. The under-construction project for a vocational training centre and residential facility for 200, is spread over 10,000 square feet. The project which commenced on 26 Jan 2020 was soon hit by the lockdown, and construction came to a standstill as funds dried up.
Hope Public Charitable Trust, based in Chennai, has been running homes for destitute mentally challenged children, men and women for the past 14 years. Apart from the residential homes the Hope Trust also provides those with mental disabilities vocational training.
The Trust’s latest campaign #Hope Needs A New Home, urges viewers to donate 1 square foot of Hope- #1SFtHope at INR 1,700. The online crowdfunding initiative led by an online campaign urges interested donors to help fund the ongoing construction work. To date, the Trust has been able to complete over half of the building construction work but is in dire need of funds to finance the remaining construction work. The film for the campaign is conceptualized and executed by Krishitha Communications.
Over its 14 years of existence, Hope Public Charitable Trust has rehabilitated over 110 destitute children, men and women and helped several of them to reunite with their families. The Trust has also been able to provide vocational training and education for over 250 incapacitated children with special needs.
Products made by Hope residents include bangles, earrings, agarbathis, candles, embossing paintings, phenol and much more. The Charitable Trust sells these products online, through its retail outlet and at its homes.
The new home, Hope Public Charitable Trust is building on the outskirts of Chennai, is spread across an area of 10,000 square feet with provisions for ramps, smart classrooms, vocational training centre, organic farming, special washrooms, therapy rooms and residential facility for 200. Hope’s New Home aims to reach out to more individuals in need and provide the right guidance, support and vocational training for incapacitated children and thereby help them to reclaim their dignity in society.
Urging viewers to donate, Dr V Nagarani, Founding Trustee, Hope Public Charitable Trust, Chennai, said, “Please help by donating one square foot of hope at www.hopechennai.com. Because their hope needs a new home.”