5 years ago, three children were dropped off on the front step of a small, nondescript apartment building in Pune, India. The youngest clutched a small, tattered grocery bag containing the worldly belongings of all three - an extra T-shirt, two ragged pairs of shorts and a few marbles. Unsure of what awaited inside, they paused nervously for a moment before entering the house that would become their home, family and new direction in life.

Today, the Ashraya Initiative for Children provides a home and family to 12 extremely vulnerable children, offers education to over 200 others and works to build stronger families and healthier, more empowered communities through health services, vocational training, advocacy and community development initiatives.

Without your support, these children would not have the opportunities that they do today.
We owe so much of our success to you. From all of us at AIC, thank you!

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5th anniversary celebrations
To celebrate this special event, we are excited to share stories, memories, photos and reflections about the organization as a small but heartfelt token of our gratitude for sharing in this journey with us from our humble beginnings 5 years ago to the work that we do now. Click here to read more.

Recent updates from Pune
After a month of well-deserved vacation (during which we treated our Education Outreach children to a fun summer camp and our Residential Program kids to a short beach trip!), we're now back to school and busy as usual. Learn about everything that has happened at the project sites in Pune lately in our monthly updates.

We are participating in the Chase Community Giving contest
Vote for AIC in the Chase Community Giving Contest and help us share part of the $5 million in donations available to the top 200 charities. We are off to a good start and need to continue gathering votes!
In honor of our 5 year anniversary, please help us by voting and finding 5 of your friends or family who will support us in this contest.

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