"All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop
John F. Kennedy
Vaidehi Herbert - President
Linda Skibinsksi - Secretary and Board Member
Shona Mitchell - Board Member
Bill Chase - Board Member
Michelle Rose - Board Member
Jim Bray - Board Member
Cyndee Fehring - Board Member
Louise Arakaki - Board Member
We named our organization Kolam Charitable Foundation because Kolam art, which is done with
dots, curves and lines, symbolizes charity to the meek and poor. Traditionally, rice flour is used to
do kolam, because kolam was an artistic way to feed the ants and insects. Today, some homes use
limestone powder to make kolams since it's easier to create clean lines with it.
The meaning of the word Kolam is beauty in the Tamil language, and we think charity is very
This is an ancient art of the Tamils and continues to this day, and is created at the threshold of each
house. It is referred to in old Tamil literature from 200 A.D.
Our first set of kids will start college in June 2009. Most of them want to go to engineering colleges.
All of them come from very poor backgrounds.
Please join us in this effort. We give 100% of the donations to the deserving poor. All
the administrative and operating costs are borne by the board members.
27 out of 28 children who took up the 10th grade public exam in Imayam School in
India, got A grades. One student got B grade average. This is the first group that took
up the public exams. Their papers went to a central location for evaluation - much like
|Do you know? In rural India, it costs only:
300 dollars a year to put a kid through high school - for tuition, books, 2 sets of uniform, lunch
and a pair of sandals.
100 dollars to buy a sewing machine for a poor woman.
15 dollars to buy prescription eyeglasses.
Only 500 dollars to give a woman a milk cow with which she can totally support her family.
|Kolam Charitable Foundation, Inc.
6213-A Kahiliholo Road
Kilauea, HI. 96754
|A Kauai based IRS approved 501 (C) (3) charitable organization
A uniquely 100 % charity agency. No overhead, no admin. costs
Helps women and children achieve economic independence
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