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Dr. Viji George and Joseph and Shruti Philips Co-Host Gathering to Discuss Mission that Serves the Poor in India


By Staff

Jul. 5, 2017:  On Thursday, June 22, former Concordia president Viji George and Joseph and Shruti Philips co-hosted a dinner party at the Georges' home for approximately 50 guests. One of the purposes of this event was to raise funds to ship a 40-foot container of medical supplies to Bethany Hospital, which is operated by the Christian Mission Charitable Trust.

One of the purposes of the gathering was to inform people about the Christian Missions Charitable Trust ("CMCT") organization operating in India, whose initial mission to serve orphaned and abandoned children has grown over the years to a mission to serve the entire spectrum of needs touching hundreds of lives in India every day. The organization has a staff of over 350 people. 

The organization was founded in 1974 by Dr. Colleen Redit, who came to India as a teenager heeding a call to serve the needy. The primary focus of the organization, which is rooted in the Christian tradition, is to empower the destitute to find a way out of their dire circumstances.

In a time when government services to the poor are meager at best, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) like CMCT carry a much heavier burden in filling the gaps in services to the poor of all castes and creeds.

CMCT currently operates 27 services, including elementary and secondary schools, orphanages, child sponsorship opportunities, vocational education and training, soup kitchens, hospitals, mobile health clinics, leprosy rehabilitation, rural development projects, and food distribution.


Below are descriptions of some of the programs taken from its website:


"Education, in countries like India, is a reliable ladder to social mobility. CMCT provides quality primary and secondary education that launches disadvantaged children into productive careers and out of poverty."

Orphanages and Child Sponsorship

"Children who are orphans or of parents who cannot care for them are cared for by CMCT. An active international child sponsorship program provides support for the care of these children."

Soup Kitchens

"In spite of a booming economy, scores are afflicted by poverty. CMCT operates several soup kitchens that provide much-needed sustenance."

Food Distribution

"In addition to soup kitchens, CMCT distributes 'rations,' or essential food items, so people can prepare nutritious meals in their home for their families."

Bethany Hospital

"Bethany Hospital in Chennai provides both outpatient and inpatient care for those who do not have access to health care. Apart from primary health care, a range of specialists volunteer to see patients on a regular basis."

Mobile Clinics

"CMCT brings medical care to where the need is. Many in rural India do not have access to quality health care where they live. The mobile health clinics provide a much-needed service closer to where people are."

Medical Camps

"CMCT holds regular medical camps where free medical checkups are offered to the poor. These camps draw many who cannot afford quality health care. . . . With the help of Orphan Grain Train, a wide range of medical supplies has been collected that has been loaded by volunteers into the container which awaits shipping."

Those who wish to contribute to the organization may do so by sending a check made out to Orphan Grain Train and mailing it to Viji and Janet George, 1 Langdon Terrace, Bronxville, NY 10708. Contributions are tax deductible.

Pictured here:  Outdoor dinner party on the back patio at the home of Janet and Viji George.   

Photo by Carol Mittelstadt



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Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. To learn more about how you can contribute to the efforts of the BBC, with time, money or planting, please email Karen Day. President: George C. McKinnis

Karen Day
Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5. Troops 1, 2, and 4 meet at the the Scout Cabin Troop 5 meets at the Reformed Church, and has a different web site . Brennan Carley is the Scoutmaster.

Joseph Stineman
President of Bronxville Scout Committee, Inc.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Volunteer Director: Patricia Meyers
364 Gramatan Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10552-3294

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. Board of Director Co-Chairs: Jayne Warman and Robert Wein.

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville League of Woman Voters

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that “encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy though education and advocacy. The Bronxville League serves Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. Their primary duty is “voter service, registering new voters and keeping the public informed of important issues being considered and voted on by governing bodies.” They have monthly board meetings and monthly coffee meetings, where there is usually a speaker to talk about a current issue. They organize and moderate candidate forums for local government elections and periodically hold public meetings on a topic of interest with a guest speaker. They also put out a monthly bulletin. President: Adelaide DiGiorgi, Editor of Newsletter: Janet Jaidi
P.O. Box 321
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville PTA

The Bronxville PTA is “the umbrella organization that presides over and is the primary source of funding for the Elementary, Middle and High School Councils. They raise money through their annual Memorial Day fundraiser and through PTA membership dues and provide approximately $100,000 to the Elementary, Middle and High School Councils. “Advocacy, education, training and support are their key areas of focus.”
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.
For further information please contact: Executive Director, Peggy Williams (, Chairman, Pierre de Saint Phalle

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville. Director: Jillana Valente
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. Director: Richard W. Shoup

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” Director: Tracy Rutherfurd

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. President: Nina Evison


Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”
PO Box 430
Bronxville, New York 10708

Lawrence Hospital Center Volunteer Services

The Lawrence Hospital welcomes volunteers to help in a variety of areas including working the Bargain Box resale shop, which is “the major fundraising effort of the Lawrence Hospital Center Auxiliary.” Volunteers also work in the Emergency Department, at the Information services Desk, in Patient Care in Food Services and other areas. Director of Volunteer Services: Terry Marino

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers noon day meals to the homebound elderly, ill or disabled. Monday – Sunday 11am – 1p

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” President: David McBride

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”

Bronxville Director: Sue Tozzi
200 Pondfield Road


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