Maithri greatly appreciates your concern for the suicidal individual. Maithri values you for sharing its conviction that Suicide is a Cry for Help. Your desire to support and participate in Suicide Prevention activities is a noble one - it will certainly help save many precious lives.
Your valued support to Maithri will result in the strengthening of Suicide Prevention activities in Kerala. Kerala's suicide rates are at the higher end among the states and UTs of India.
Depending on your convenience, you can choose to support Maithri in the following ways:
- Make a Financial Contribution
Donations are accepted in the form of Demand Drafts or Cheques, made in favour of "Maithri Foundation Trust", payable at Ernakulam. Maithri is a registered charitable trust. Donations made towards it are exempt from Income Tax in India under 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961. Maithri has not authorized any person to collect contributions of any sort, on behalf of Maithri. You can also transfer your donations directly to our account.
South Indian bank: Banerji Road branch
Account name: Maithri Foundation Trust.
Account number: 0098053000051683
- Be a Volunteer
It goes without saying that volunteering has a meaningful and positive impact on the community. At the same time, there are also a number of benefits to the volunteer. Depending on the reasons and the age group of the persons who volunteer, the benefits of volunteering vary. These range from developing skills, to gaining work experience, to building a powerful network. Volunteering may be an outlet for natural talents, a pilot-test for a new career, or simply a handy way to help others. This helping others without expecting gain is a great way to develop one’s self-esteem.
- Be a Friend of Maithri
Friends of Maithri: If for any reason, one cannot become a volunteer, he can still support suicide-prevention activities in Kerala by becoming a Friend of Maithri. This is a loose-knit forum of people keen to associate themselves with this noble mission, but are unable to take active involvement for personal or organizational reasons. The Friends of Maithri can help the cause by spreading word about the organization, organizing awareness programmes on suicide prevention, helping in mobilizing resources etc. In the past, numerous organizations and individuals have helped Maithri in many ways. They have organized training sessions and awareness programmes, given us their platforms to introduce Maithri, sponsored events, given advertisements, mobilized resources etc. The friends of Maithri now consists of a large number of common people, professionals from the media, health services, engineering, industrial and commercial organizations etc. Anyone with a burning passion to help the distressed can be part of the Friends of Maithri fraternity.