As 2020 draws to a close, a time for giving

We are halfway through December 2020 and for many, the end of the year couldn’t come quickly enough. 2020 has been the year of the COVID 19 pandemic. It has been extremely difficult for people all over the world. Almost 70 million (7 crores) have been infected and 1.6 million lost their lives. India alone witnessed around 1 crore infected and over 1.5 lakh casualties.

HCNF wishes all of you a safe, healthy and sharing Diwali.

As we are getting ready for Diwali we need to stay safe and protect ourselves and those around us. HCNF is currently working with partners in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Parbhani supporting needy children and families with food, hygiene / education kits for 3500 families.

COVID 19 Support Update – September 2020

Warm greetings from Help for Children in Need Foundation (HCNF). Since our last update, the COVID 19 pandemic situation has changed significantly. The numbers which were earlier rising quickly have slowed down, particularly in the last 15 days as more daily recoveries have been reported than new infections.

HCNF starts work in Chennai

Tamil Nadu is one of the states with the highest number of COVID cases and therefore requires urgent attention. Through continued support from our donors, HCNF has not started work in Chennai as well to ensure food and hygiene kits for families and especially children who need help.

COVID relief work in Delhi

As the country continues to fight with this pandemic and many families struggle for basic food – young children and babies are at the highest risk. Nutrition at this stage in life is crucial especially for children in vulnerable, migrant communities who anyway face crucial challenges to a healthy childhood.

HCNF continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: A report

It’s over 80 days since the first COVID infection was detected in the country and while the initial days were calm – the situation escalated very soon. Some states where the earlier cases were detected, declared a lock down by 20th March and a Janata Curfew was called by the Prime Minister on the 22nd of March.

Providing food materials to children and their families.

Our on ground partner in Pune – CYDA (Centre for Youth Development and Activities) has been hard at work distributing food material packs and hygiene kits to families around Pune. So far they have distribute over 300 packs and there is demand for many more.

The families who have benefited are mainly daily wage labourers who have no other source of income in these trying times.

Lending a helping hand during these times

Our partner in the Trilokpuri area in Delhi have been busy identifying families in dire situations who need help the most. Supported by our corporate partner Hellmann Logistics 75 children and their families now have enough food and do not have to struggle for survival during these times.