Greatness of a person is always measured by what he or she can give back to the society. There are thousands of people who are suffering due to poverty, lack of education and limited access to proper health care facilities. To help this cause people should opt for philanthropy and donate a part of their wealth for the betterment of the society. Touching Souls Internationals a New York based nonprofit organization which has been leading the way when it comes to running projects for the poor and the underprivileged in some of the most backward region of Bangladesh.
Touching Souls International has been sincerely working for the poor and the underprivileged for more than 25 years. It has actively targeted three key areas namely – education, health care and social awareness. The nonprofit organization has been running many projects which include sight restoration and blindness prevention project, cleft-lip surgery, club foot surgery, artificial limb surgery and palliative care treatment. These projects have helped people in the backward areas as most of them do not have access to proper health care facilities.
Many people have been benefited by Touching Souls International’s education initiative through philanthropy. It has been running schools for the kids in villages and the slums. Apart from this the organization also provides scholarships to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue schooling due to poverty or orphanage. It also provides Journalism fellowship for researchers excelling in the field of environment. This initiative by the nonprofit organization has encouraged many people to take to investigative journalism. It also runs projects on child health care, maternal health care, arsenic awareness and rehabilitation for the paralyzed.
Initially it was run as a nonprofit family organization but in the last two years it has got financial contributions from a few individuals. It has been actively campaigning among people to take to philanthropy to bring about a change in the lives of thousands of people. The result of the active campaign has been encouraging as some people have come forward and donated for the programs being run by Touching Souls International in Bangladesh. This has given the organization the much needed enthusiasm to move towards some of the most ambitious projects.
The nonprofit organization has given many willing philanthropists a platform to donate their money and see every cent being utilized for betterment of the poor and needy people and making society a better place to live in. When it comes to contributing for countries like Bangladesh many people take a back step due to the absence of a proper and accountable channel which works for the betterment of this country, where more than half the people live below the poverty line or marginally above it. Touching Souls International has become that missing link between the donors and the projects happening on ground. Most of the philanthropists are happy to see donations being utilized for the betterment of people in Bangladesh.
In the year 2009 Touching Souls International became a registered nonprofit organization, which is entitled to 501(C) (3) tax-exemption. This makes all the donations made to Touching Souls International tax deductible. All the projects are passed after thorough scrutiny to attract more people towards the cause and encourage them to take to philanthropy. Donors are regularly kept updated on the projects and activities through the website and blogs.