Change a life by donating today

By donating you help us support some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We appreciate the continued generosity of our donors now more than ever. The cost of helping a child live a better life can be less than the cost of a takeaway coffee per day!

There are a number of ways to make a difference to a child's life: become a regular donor, make a one off donation, or consider adding Friends of the children of Orissa to your will.
Every penny raised goes to India to help support the children.

Ways to donate

There are several ways you can donate or support us. Make a Secure one-off online donation using PayPal , or Just Giving. Make a regular donation – complete and return a Direct Debit instruction. If you are a UK taxpayer – don’t forget about Gift Aid! If you have a will, then consider leaving a legacy to Friends of the children of Orissa, find out more about legacy giving here.

Donations from our friends in America

If you are a US taxpayer, you can claim an IRS deduction by sending your donation to Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) Inc.

A 501C3 run by friends in New Hampshire in the United States.

Please send your check to:


Bill Rusforth, Book-keeper


P.O. Box 143

North Hampton

NH 03862



Please include a note with your check to say “please transfer this sum to Friends of the Children of Orissa in the UK.” 

CCED’s US Tax number ID is 020508966


The president of the CCED is William Maddocks, phone number:508-574-3285



You can found out more about the CCED’s work here


Help a child live a better life for less than your daily coffee

£300 a year, just £25 a month, pays for full time boarding for a girl who would otherwise be destined to live a bleak, destitute life.

Change a life with £0.83/day

Who we are

Friends of the children of Orissa is a Registered Charity, set up in 1992 to support a school for destitute children in Orissa (now officially known as Odisha) which is one of India’s poorest states.


PUSS provides safe accommodation, food and education for girls aged between 4 and 18. Many of the children live at the school full time although there are some who travel to school on a bus from local slums.

Society for Children (SOCH) is a non-profit organisation which has teams at Bhubaneswar, Berhampur and Puri Railway Stations.