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Peoria, Illinois Chapter
Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center
1 College Drive, East Peoria
AIM for Seva
AIM for Seva was born from the heart-led mission of founder Swami Dayananda Saraswati to address the obstacles faced by children of impoverished rural India in accessing quality education and health care. The concept of building chatralaya, or free student homes, in close proximity to schools took root, bringing value-based education right to their doorstep – and forming the foundation of our unique holistic model of care and support. Our chatralaya serve as a true home away from home in every sense, providing a loving, nurturing environment and a richly balanced life for children from grades 4 through 12.
Since 2000, AIM for Seva’s chatralaya, schools and hospitals have been making it possible for these children to develop into healthy, self-confident, responsible citizens – fully prepared for career and life.
Peoria Chapter Coordinators
In 2019, the Peoria Chapter has the goal of making a capital investment in a recently built free student home (chatralaya) in Washim, in Maharashtra. Also, through the child-sponsorship program, the goal is to cover the cost of complete care for the 50 boys who will be taken care of in this chatralaya. The AIM for Seva holistic model provides for their health, nutrition and educational needs in a safe and supportive environment so that they may reach their full potential.
Impact of Your Gifts
20 million lives touched in rural India since 2000
2,300 villages reached across 16 states in rural India
School dropout rate reduced 90% among children enrolled in chatralaya
80% of students pursued higher education or secured employment
Chatralaya Sponsored by Peoria Chapter
Washim Chatralaya for Boys
Our 2023 U.S. goal is to raise $2,350,000 for the following:
Sponsor complete care for 3,500 children ($1,750,000)
Fund student scholarships ($500,000)
Support hospital expenses ($100,000)
Be the Movement
Our chapter goals can only be reached through the donations of a caring community. Your generous donation to AIM for Seva allows us to continue to invest in the lives of children most in need throughout remote areas of India. Through our nurturing, education and support, these children are realizing their full potential – and being empowered for lifelong success. Please make your gift today and help us continue to transform rural India, one child at a time.
Want to Leave a Legacy? Honor a loved one by funding a chatralaya or special project in their homeland and dedicating it in their name.
AIM for Seva earned highest rating for the sixth consecutive year.
Ways You Can Give to AIM for Seva
There are many options for contributing to AIM for Seva, allowing
you to make the best choice for your life and financial goals.
Debit Card, Credit Card or eCheck
Make a one-time contribution – or set up convenient recurring payments for a more significant impact in the lives of our children.
We can accept your personal or business check made payable to AIM for Seva and mailed to: PO Box 639, Saylorsburg, PA 18353.
Check our matching gift company list to see if your employer offers a matching gift program. If your company is not listed, you can inquire as to whether they would consider matching your contribution, allowing your gift to have greater reach and impact
Give seamlessly and easily through an ACH or wire transfer. Simply call our office at 570-402-1244 to make the necessary arrangements.
A gift of long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds can offer you not only income tax savings but also the advantage of reducing or eliminating capital gains taxes. For stock transfer instructions, please call 570-402-1244.
Donor-Advised Charitable Fund
Make your one-time or ongoing contributions to AIM for Seva through your donor-advised charitable fund.
Qualified Charitable Distribution
For those 70½ or older, a QCD can be made from a traditional IRA free of federal income tax, while receiving a charitable deduction for income tax purposes. Your contribution might also satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
Consider naming AIM for Seva in your will or living trust. Bequests, which can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, help maintain the long-term financial health of our nonprofit organization.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you’re looking to volunteer your time and talents to touch a child’s life in a more tangible
and direct way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about volunteer opportunities.
AIM for Seva is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States.