GreaterGood has given more than $35 million to non-profit charities around the world since 1999. Learn more.
Skip navigation
Every Purchase Funds Food and Care for Rescued Animals.
Skip navigation

A Home & Schooling for Orphaned Girls in India

Item # 52928

& More Details

Please choose:




Roll over image to zoom in

Provide a home and education for India's most vulnerable children — orphaned girls.

With over three times the population of the United States and only one-third of the space, India faces many unique challenges, including an estimated 18 million street children. Over half of the children in India are malnourished, and this proportion is much higher for children living on the streets.

The Hindi words for child and donation, Baal Dan provides many of these children with safe housing and quality education. With a hands-on approach, Baal Dan's volunteer staff personally visits orphanages throughout India, where they carefully select the very best environments for orphans and street children. When they can't find such a place, Baal Dan helps develop new facilities, including schools, libraries, and orphanages.

By working with grassroots partners, Baal Dan can identify and resolve their most critical needs, guaranteeing individually tailored project goals while effectively distributing limited resources and minimizing overhead. For example, just $20,000 can support sixteen girls and staff for an entire year. This covers all expenses, including shelter costs, medical care, nutritious food, and quality education.

This means you can help by sponsoring an orphaned child for one week for just $24.

Report from the Field
An Enduring Partnership
July 2015

"Baal Dan's partnership with GreaterGood has evolved over time. In 2007, GreaterGood grants were used to provide funding for schoolgirls and orphans in Calcutta. The grants helped fund school fees, uniforms, books and meals for children who lived in unimaginable poverty. Now in 2015, these girls are older, well educated and on their way to bright futures.

When Baal Dan expanded outside of India to support grassroots projects in places like Haiti and Honduras, GreaterGood was there to support us. GreaterGood's generous donors continue to help provide education and food to kids in developing countries around the world.

Sincere thanks from Baal Dan to GreaterGood, and we wish this organization so much success for years to come." —Tanya Pinto, Executive Director, Baal Dan.

Inside the Bachpan Girls Home

Baal Dan Charities was formed to support the basic needs and social welfare of impoverished children (mostly orphans and street children) in India, and to promote their welfare. Since 2006, Baal Dan has provided aid to over 3,000 children through grants made to a coalition of grassroots partners such as orphanages and NGOs that are focused on orphans, street children, and impoverished children (including refugees).

Free Standard Shipping in the U.S. on your entire cart when you donate $15.00 or more in our Gift That Gives More™ program. See Current Promotions for details.

Why a Gift That Gives More™ is a smart, effective donation.

100% of your donation will go to the program described above as a grant through GreaterGood stores do not receive any profit from donations through this Gift That Gives More™; we bring it to you in the spirit of the greater good. We even pay the credit card transaction fee, so every cent of your donation goes to charity.

Please note: A free downloadable certificate is available to print for easy gift giving for any non-disaster related Gift That Gives More™. The "gift message" field during check-out does not apply to your Gift That Gives More™ certificate.

Your donation is 100% tax-deductible in the U.S.A.

You will receive a receipt from for your taxes. has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of

Check with your employer: your company may match your donation.

People buying this item also bought:

A Space to Learn for Native American Students

From $5.00

Fund Native American GED Students

From $5.00
Help Native Americans earn their GED!

Diagonal Rays Stonewashed Tee

From $32.99
On Sale!

Protect Lion T-Shirt

From $19.95

Paw Print Hooded Rain Jacket

From $25.99
On Sale!

Paw Print Mid Rise Knit Boots

Buy a Pair, Give a Pair

Dogs Galore Ultralite Rain Boots™


Buy a Pair, Give a Pair!

Hand-Beaded Tuxedo Tunic

From $19.99
On Sale!

Paw Print Contrast Fleece Hooded Jacket

From $32.95
Buy a Coat, Give a Coat!

Purple Paw Women's Casual Shorts

From $14.99
On Sale!

Paw Prints Always In My Heart Pocket Token

One of our favorites!

Popular Now: