Toronto-Calcutta Foundation Activities in India
By A Correspondent
The Toronto-Calcutta Foundation (TCF) began in 1988 when a group of Torontonians in business, teaching and academia came together to consider ways in helping alleviate poverty and need in Calcutta. We comprise an international executive (board of directors) in Toronto, with supporting members-at-large, and a management board in Calcutta.
All organizing and fund raising in Toronto, and some in Calcutta, is done by volunteers. The international executive has no paid staff and these officers absorb the almost all regular administrative costs in Canada. Thus, practically all the money raised in Canada goes directly to the Calcutta board.
Eye camps were held at Raghunathpur, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal in memory of Dr. Joseph O'Connell on January 20th, 2013. 198 patients were seen and 150 pair of glasses were given.
Dr. Kathy O'Connell, his wife and Ms. Jennifer Northcote, Volunteer from Toronto were present. Jennifer will be there to volunteer her time for TCF for a year and Kathy is visiting Kolkata.
Photos Credit: Jennifer Northcote