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KAW Charity

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that a new charity wing named 'KAW Charity' has been created under Kerala Association of Washington. KAW Charity has been created as a non-profit corporation under the Washington State law, and has already been awarded the 501 (c) (3) status under the Internal Revenue Code by the IRS.

The fundamental goal of KAW Charity is to build up and expand on all the charity efforts that were historically pursued by the previous committees. The driving force behind this effort was the rationale that an organization of our size, opulence, and 28 years of history should engage in charitable efforts at a larger scale and give back to the community and the needy. We also reasoned that more focus on charity has the potential of driving deeper engagement across our youth with KAW as we entrust them with driving those efforts.

Mission Statement

KAW Charity is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its purpose is to work with communities within USA and across the world for relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged; help people who are in need irrespective of race, religion, gender, nationality or ideology; and support other charitable organizations with similar charter.

With this, we completed the action item assigned to the 2018 KAW EC by the General Body convened on 24th of Feb, 2018. At this proud moment, we would like to acknowledge all the past Executive Committees of KAW who paved way for this and provided support.

KAW Charity ByLaws

Our Charity Activities

Kerala Flood Relief Fundraiser - #Rebuild Kerala

Toys for Tots Charity Drive on 15th of December 2018, 9:30 AM to 1 PM

KAW Charity is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps to collect toys for the underprivileged children during this holiday season through a program called "Toys for Tots”. This is the first venture of KAW Charity, and we humbly request you to donate generously and make it a success.

How to donate?
You got the following two options:
1. We are conducting a toy collection drive at the Lake Washington United Methodist Church (address: 7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033) on 12/15/2018 from 9.30AM to 1 PM. You can drop the toys at this location, and the venue/time also coincides with our general body meeting. We will have two US Marines present at this location from 11.30AM to 1PM. You and your children can interact with them and learn about what they do
2. If you are unavailable on this day, please write to the secretary at by or before 15th of December and we can arrange a pick up