October 31, 2021

Mann Vaasanai - Philly helps Sivagangai reach Phase I goal

Launched in 2018, "Mann Vaasanai" is the single largest fundraising and corporate initiative since the formation of TNF in 1974. The goal of the "மண் வாசனை" project is to ensure the sustainability of selected TNF USA Board sponsored projects by using the accrued interest of corpus funds established for all 38 districts. Our Phase I goal is to raise 50 lakhs rupees for each of the 38 districts. 

We are happy to announce, Sivagangai district adopted by the Philadelphia chapter has reached that goal during the first week of October.

Congratulations to the All Women led Philly team! 

Chairperson: Aruna Krishnamurthy 

Secretary: Priya Krishnamani 

Treasurer: Nellikkani Alagapan 

Committee Members: Dhana Ramasamy, Rupa Suresh, Umayal Manivasagam & Usha Vedavanam

Please donate whatever you can today to your district of choice to achieve the Phase I goal for the remaining 37 districts.

Remember to save the dates, May 27th through 29th, 2022 for the 48th National Convention in Dallas, TX as the goal of the convention is to raise these much needed corpus funds.

District Corpus Fund Status (As of 8th October 2021)

Education Scholarships - An update

TNF sets up scholarship fund for orphaned children during Covid

The impact of Covid runs beyond the pandemic for many leading to many children losing their parents to the deadly disease. As part of the Covid relief efforts of TNF, a sum of Rs. 51,28,994 is invested in a corpus fund and its interest earnings will be used to support the orphan children’s education in the coming years. 
To address immediate needs, a sum of Rs. 5,05,675 has been allocated to the current year’s scholarship. A total of nine students have benefitted from the program amounting to a sum of Rs. 1,85,585. 
TNF thanks its donors and partner organizations for coming together and helping during the need of the hour and making everlasting difference in the lives of the attracted.

Walkathons get donors to come together for the TNF cause

Youth make impact in TNF Walkathons

Our dynamic youth continue to spread their wings making impact in their own little way, one activity at a time. Continuing the grand success of the summer essay contest, youngsters from three chapters stepped in to support the walkathon fundraisers. Here are a few highlights of how they made a difference.

  • Arun Chinnakaruppan, a 10th grader from Macungie, PA announced that he will adopt an ABC School in Sivagangai district. He plans to fund the project with his earnings by offering tennis coaching. 
  • Abirami Chinnakaruppan, first prize winner of TAYMAI Grant 2020 shared details about her project “EYEducation for You”.

  • Shanthi Bhaskar, second place winner of TAYMAI Grant 2020 shared her rewarding internship experience at the Arasangudi GHSS near Trichy.

  • Preethi Bhaskar, a 10th grader from Downingtown, PA shared snippets from her essay she wrote contesting in TNF’s first ever essay contest.
  • Ganesh Kumarappan, Priyanka Chandrasekar, Arun Arunachalam, Sindhu Chidambaram, Apoorva Selvakumar, Varsha Shaktivel and Shreya Rajavelu from Austin made and sold tie-dyed T-shirts to raise funds.

  • Sahana Rajesh, Dhaarini Prasad, Trisha Shankar, Jeevaa Sundaraam, Rishi Dhayananth & Adi Madhavan from Columbus OH hosted a Youth Fun Fair with games such as ping-pong ball & spoon, Tug of war, 3-legged race, obstacle course race and scavenger hunt.

    Are your kids interested in being part of the youth efforts! Write to yyp@tnfusa.org.
     Empower them to make a difference!

Upcoming Chapter Events

TNF Houston chapter will be hosting Children's Day celebration and India's 75th Independence Day celebration on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

The celebration will be marked by contests for different age group of kids (Coloring, Fashion Show, Drawing, Songs & Dance). Entrance is free, but donations are welcome.

For more details about the event and to know how to register your child in a contest, contact Mala Gopal @ 281-387-8118. 


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