Helpers of the Handicapped, Kolhapur work with a vision of making people with disabilities productive and self-supportive citizens leading fuller lives with dignity.


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233/6 E, Atmaram Apartments, Gen. Thorat Marg, Opp. Hind Nagar Society, Tarabai Park, Kolhapur – 416 003, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Helpers of The Handicapped

Helpers of The Handicapped, Kolhapur

‘Helpers of the Handicapped, Kolhapur’ work with a vision of making people with disabilities productive and self-supportive citizens leading fuller lives with dignity. In order to attain this vision, we provide all the necessary rehabilitation assistance for enabling persons with disabilities to attain and maintain their optimal physical, intellectual, psychological, economic and social functional levels. We have created barrier free infrastructure by way of school, hostel-cum-rehabilitation centres and training centres at Shantinagar, Unchagaon (E), near Gadmudshingi, Tal. Karveer, Dist. Kolhapur for ensuring effective delivery of rehabilitation services in an ongoing manner.

Our major focus area is rural communities with a special thrust on women, children and youth with disabilities. The strategy is to empower them through integration and rehabilitation. The enabling tools are inclusive education, vocational training and healthcare regardless of their religion, caste, creed or place of domicile.

After registering a person with disability, we carry out their medical check-up and arrange for their corrective surgery, appliance as per medical advice. This improves their mobility and functional capacity. We have a physiotherapy centre which helps them in maintaining the attained physical capacity. Depending on their age, they are then given quality academic education or vocational training. Hostel facility is provided. They are encouraged in sports, arts and culture. Special efforts are made to impart computers and other soft skills to make them employable.

During last 40 years, we have supported 38,489 people with disabilities by way of medical aid (including corrective surgery and physiotherapy), aids & appliances, educational aid, vocational training, hostel facility (for stay, food, transportation etc), encouragement in sports, arts and other personality development ventures. In addition to this, we have created infrastructure like Hotel-cum-Rehab centres, training centres, and school in Unchgaon, Kolhapur & Cashew Processing Training Unit in Swapna Nagari located at Village: More, Post: Wados, Tal: Kudal, Dist: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra to boost the confidence and moral. In turn they become physically challenged employable human resource.

Helpers of the Handicapped (Annual Report 2022 - 2023)

Regd. Office: 223 / 6, ‘E’, Atmaram Apartments, Tarabai Park, Kolhapur-416 003

Under Societies Registration Act, 1860 Mah / 2999 / Kolhapur, 29-03-1984
Under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 F / 2888 / Kolhapur, 11-06-1984
Under Foregin Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1961 083860033, 01-03-1994
NITI Aayog Unique ID MH / 2017 / 0166438
Approval for Tax Exemption u/s 80-G of IT Act,1961 Unique Registration Number : AAATH0724JF20210, Section / sub-section / clause / proviso in which approval is being granted :- 11-Clause (i) of first proviso to sub-section (5) of section 80G, Date of approval :- 21-03-2022, Assessment year or years for whivh the trust or institution is approved :- From AY 2022-23 to AY 2026-2027
Under 12A (2) of Income Tax Act, 1961 Unique Registration Number :- AAATH0724JE19859, Section / sub-section / clause / sub-clause / proviso in which approval is being granted :- 01-Sub clause (i) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1) of section 12A, Date of approval :- 08-02-2022, Assessment year or years for which the trust or institution is approved :- From AY 2022-23 to AY 2026-2027
For undertaking CSR activities CSR00019074 dated 11.12.2021


We help persons with disabilities achieve their full potential in life and work.



To take care of physiological, safety, belonging, love, esteem and self-actualization needs of persons with disabilities.


Major Focus Area & Target Group

Education, Health Care and Empowerment of persons with disabilities regardless of their religion, caste or creed with a special thrust on women, children, poor and rural people without limiting to any geographical region.

HoH Board of Trustees


Mr. Pramod Deshpande President
Mr. Manohar Deshbhratar Vice-President
Ms. Tejashri Shinde Secretary
Ms.Pradnya Magar Joint Secretary
Mr. Abhijit Gare Treasurer
Ms. Rekha Mutalik Desai Organizer
Mr. Nandkumar More Trustee
Mr. Subodh Mungale Trustee
Dr. Chhaya Desai Trustee
Mr. Kaustubh Bankapure Trustee
Mr. Zakir Bagwan Trustee


Mr. Abhijit Gare President
Mr. Manohar Deshbhratar Vice-President
Ms. Rekha Mutalik Desai Secretary
Ms.Pradnya Magar Joint Secretary
Mr. Subodh Mungale Treasurer
Ms. Tejashri Shinde Organizer
Mr. Nandkumar More Trustee
Mr. Kaustubh Bankapure Trustee
Ms. Gyani Batheja Trustee
Mr. Awinash Pendurkar Trustee
Mr. Tanaji Desai Trustee

Our Patrons

Caring Friends Philanthropy Group, Mumbai
Drishti Human Resource Centre, Mumbai
Arpan Foundation Non-profit organization, California, USA
Anam Prem Parivar Social Organization, Mumbai
Mangaonkar Family, More, Kudal Donor of Swapna Nagari Project Land
Anand Yatri Parivar Philanthropic Group, Kolhapur
Mr. Vijay Pusalkar Industrialist, Pune
Mauli Group Philanthropy Group, Mumbai
Smt. Anita Gopal Dandekar Philanthropist, Pune

Our Advisors

Mr. Subhashchandra Desai Retired Metropolitan Magistrate –Mumbai
Dr. Sunilkumar Lawate Writer and Social Worker
Mr. Sharad Samant Chartered Accountant – Kolhapur
Mr. Sanjay Vhanbatte Chartered Accountant, Kolhapur
Mr. Shrikant Kekde Social Worker, Kolhapur
Mr. Sushil Nashikakar Civil Engineer, Gargoti
Mr. Anil Naik Entrepreneur, Kolhapur
Mr. Vitthal Kotekar Mind Trainer, Kolhapur

Our Helping Hands

Mrs. Jayashri Gokhale Fund-raising, Sewing Unit & Hostel
Mrs. Manjiri Karkare Fund-raising, Sewing Unit & Hostel
Mr. Abhijeet Patil Volunteer
Mr. Neelkanth Joshi Fundraising
Mr. Sudhanshu Naik Fund-raising, VTC & School
Mrs. Prabha Kamat Philanthropist, Kolhapur
Mrs. Shubhangi Mahekar Education
Prin. Pramod Mhangore Our Schools
Miss. Anjana Lagas Public Relation

Our Auditors

M/s. Powar, Samant & Jadhav – Chartered Accountants

Our Tax Consultants

Mr. S.D. Herlekar, CA Kedar Kumbhojakar, CA Gangadhar Haladikar & CA Pranav Moghe

Our Company Secretary

CS Mangesh Narvekar, Kolhapur

Our Advocates

Adv. Kundalik Gund Patil, Kolhapur

Adv. Vidyadhar Joshi, Kolhapur