A philanthropic organization, Care & Share extends medical assistance to financially deprived patients of varying age groups. It also conducts public awareness drives on social causes and rehabilitation of people affected by calamities. Mr. Muraleedharan is the Chairman, Padmashri Mammootty, the Chief Patron and Rev. Father Thomas Kurian, the Managing Director of this Foundation.
The key initiatives of Care & Share are:
Organises free heart surgeries for pediatric patients below 12 years, listed as â€˜Below Poverty Lineâ€™, in Kerala and Lakshadweep by mobilising funds for the surgery. In association with leading hospitals in Kerala well equipped to perform coronary surgeries, this scheme aims to rescue 100 children from life-threatening heart diseases every year.
Prateeksha, or hope and optimism for the future, is reflective of societyâ€™s aspiration to discard its gloomy past and embrace a bright and better tomorrow.
Social taboos like smoking, drug addiction, alcoholism and other similar evils are on the rampage today. Children are most vulnerable to such vices. To ward off these social evils and to reform society, the organisation has been conducting vigorous programmes regularly. Mass media campaigns, posters, hoardings, billboards, Internet, emails and SMS are the tools adopted to curtail the spread of these social evils.
Suraksha, or safety as the name suggests, is a primary concern addressed by the Foundation to rebuild the lives of those hit by the vagaries of nature. To this end, the society has formed a full-fledged â€œNatural Calamity Management Systemâ€ equipped to meet any eventuality during natural calamity and to provide appropriate rehabilitation to those affected.
An awareness campaign against drugs and substance abuse, which gives counselling in educational institutions across the state.
Poorvikam, the recent initiative of Care and Share International Foundation which aims at the welfare of tribal people started in 2012.
Mr. K. Muraleedharan is the Chairman of this medical institution that caters to the healthcare needs of people in the locality. The institution has over 10,000 beneficiaries so far, who are either provided free treatment here or sent to other hospitals for specialised care by sponsoring the entire treatment cost.