Fall 2020 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.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@arunapartnership.org.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

The challenges of 2020 have impacted all of Aruna Partnership's programs. Thank you for your ongoing support! You make it possible for our partners in India to carry on, with willing hands and open hearts, during this incredibly difficult time. 100% of every dollar you give goes directly to India to the programs you support. See updates.

Liz Soloway Snider with her family Bruce, Ari, Jesse, and Daniel Snider

Spotlight on Sponsors

School Sponsorships offer quality education and new opportunities to children from impoverished families. The relationships developed over the years often offer far more. When their sponsor child tragically drowned in 2007, Liz Soloway Snider and her family chose to support his younger brother. Read their compelling story.

Certificate of Appreciation

A Closer Look at Our Pandemic Response

In September, Shanthimalai received a Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence from the Indian government for their service to the local population during the pandemic. Shanthimalai Trust and the Mangalam Welfare Society (formerly Shanthimalai Handicrafts) continue to identify those in need and to do whatever they can to relieve their suffering. Read more.

2020 Fall Focus on Design

Focus on Design

In the dark, discouraging days of a global pandemic, the success of Aruna Designs is a surprising and beautiful affirmation that "the spirit of truth, commitment and compassion has always the longer breath". - Dr. Hugo and Anne Maier, founders of Shanthimalai. Meet the Aruna Designs team and read about sales in the USA.

2021 Calendars

2021 Calendar

This year all of the featured calendar images were taken by Anna Petry, an adventurous photographer from France. Spend a full year enjoying Anna's insightful photos and the accompanying stories and inspiring quotes! The calendars also make wonderful gifts and are a meaningful way to share this part of our lives with family and friends.

Your $10 donation/calendar helps support the widows of Om Shanthi.

To order: 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. Yes, I'd like to help!