Caring Friends (CF) Mumbai, is an informal group of friends, who have come together to act as a bridge between outstanding NGOs and donors. We do the due diligence – visit, assess and assist the NGOs – so that every rupee that the donor contributes is used optimally. Our only criteria to support an NGO is the excellence of work and factors like caste, creed, religion, region or gender do not matter. As of today CF is associated with more than 30 NGO in 10 states of India, they work on various issues like the welfare of children, women, farmers, physically challenged, tribal, animals and also NGOs working on government reforms.
Arpans mission is to serve humanity by supporting institutions that work at the grassroots level and to distribute 100% of the collected funds. Arpan allows you to select the cause that is dear to your heart and the institution of your choice. We ensure that every dollar that we collect reaches that institution without any deduction for overheads.
Arpan bridges the gap among institutions that do admirable work and individuals like you who are keen to contribute their mite for the welfare, overall growth and development of the most neglected segments of society.
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Mr. Rameshbhai Kacholia founded Caring Friends in 2002. He is the driving force behind this organisation. Rising from a modest background, Uncle (as Mr. Ramesh Kacholia is fondly called by all his associates, volunteers, friends and well-wishers) overcame multiple obstacles to establish himself as a respected professional with reputed companies. His deep love for humanity and boundless compassion for the under-privileged regularly led him to social work from an early age. The turning point in his life happened in 1981. Deeply moved after reading an article on Baba Amte’s Maharogi Sewa Samiti , he visited “Anandwan” and life was never the same again. With time, Baba Amte became his mentor and treated him like his son. From being a self-appointed Ambassador for MSS, he began helping many other outstanding, but relatively unknown social institutions with the active encouragement of Baba. In 2002, Ramesh Uncle finally gave up all his business responsibilities to engage fully into social work and to utilize all his expertise and knowledge and leverage upon his strong network of contacts for the benefit of society.
Mr. Nimeshbhai Sumati , is Nimeshbhai to everyone in the Caring Friends Family. He has spearheaded the growth of the organisation since 2005. His main focus is on “ QUALITY “ and to strengthen the organisational fundamentals. A keen social entrepreneur, he recognizes a social problem and undertakes painstaking research and background checks to identify a credible and efficient social organization in that space for ‘Caring Friends’ to support, nurture and grow. He is very passionate about visiting all CF associated organisations in different states in India on a regular basis for continuous evaluation, many time with new potential donors and supporters. Nimesh is working to build a solid team to take the ‘Caring Friends’ platform to a truly national level