Fall 2017 Newsletter


All activities of Aruna Partnership are inspired by the vision of Dr. Hugo Maier and his wife Anne Maier, founders of Shanthimalai Trust. We are unendingly grateful to the Maiers (affectionately called Appa and Amma), to the beloved people of India, and to you our donors for the privilege of participating in this work.

Newsletters will be emailed twice a year. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@arunapartnership.org.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

All of our programs depend on your generosity for their success. Read about the difference your gifts are making, and see where you feel your help is needed most. As volunteers, we send 100% of every penny you donate directly to India to the projects you support. See updates.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

From start to finish, the educational program sponsored by Aruna Partnership at Shanthimalai is a work of great love. Under the watchful gaze of Arunachala, children are succeeding: living proof of the efficacy of donor support. Learn how.

Spotlight on Sponsors

Spotlight on Sponsors

Lynn and John Adams have sponsored students at Shanthimalai's Sri Ramana Maharshi School since 2003. Steady, long-term support from caring sponsors like Lynn and John is key to the success of the Aruna Partnership School Sponsorship Program! Read more.


Focus on Design

SCRAPPIES are here! Sales of these adorable little creatures, made from vibrant fabric scraps by young widows at Shanthimalai's handicraft center, provide the women with a living wage, medical care, and educational support for their children. Read more.

2018 Calendar

2018 Calendars

With beautiful photos and heartfelt text, our 2018 Calendar tells the ongoing story of the Om Shanthi Project and the Shanthimalai Handicrafts Development Society. Selected pictures, quotes and stories are sure to offer you a year of delight, inspiration and joy!

Your $10 donation/calendar helps support the widows of Om Shanthi.
To order contact: handcrafts@arunapartnership.org.

Online Donations

It's easy to donate online to the program of your choice. Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law in the United States. Donate now!