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Help Empower
Empowering the underprivileged youth of today with a better tomorrow!

Who We Are

Help Empower is a  non-profit organization founded and run by youth to help our local and global disadvantaged communities through better education, food, healthcare and livelihood.

Our Founders

Sisters Sanya and Sanah Goenka believe that by creating awareness for underprivileged children’s education, health issues, and gender equality they can inspire others to become involved in undertaking charitable projects to help those in need. Sanya is a Sophomore in high school and Sanah is in 6th Grade.

The Goenka sisters always believe in helping others and giving back to their community. From a young age, they have been involved in fundraising efforts and volunteering at various sites at home in Wellesley, MA and in India through different organizations.

Our Mission

  • Create awareness and raise funds to provide programs that give girls in deprived communities the right to education, improved health, and gender equality.
  • Involve the young generation of today to help improve the lives of those in need
  • Undertake meaningful charitable projects to help people from poor socio-economic backgrounds and communities.
  • Create awareness and raise funds to provide programs that give girls in deprived communities the right to education, improved health, and gender equality.
  • Involve the young generation of today to help improve the lives of those in need
  • Undertake meaningful charitable projects to help people from poor socio-economic backgrounds and communities.

Our Story

Sisters Sanya and Sanah Goenka (15 and 11 years-old, respectively) have been visiting India every summer to meet family. During their trips there, they witnessed the effects of homelessness, poverty, and illiteracy firsthand. They wanted to help in whatever way they could. They were inspired by their great-grandmother, the Late Smt. Radhadevi Goenka, who was a renowned social worker, staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi, and a freedom fighter. She started the Bhartiya Seva Sadan as a consequence of her resentment of the prevalent education system in the British rule and a lack of girls’ education. [Read More]

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Our Projects

Book Drive for Biden-Harris Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service ( 2021 )

Help Empower is participating in the Biden-Harris Presidential Inaugural Committee’s National Day of Service ( https://bideninaugural.org/day-of-service/) with a Book Drive for underprivileged children in the Boston area. Accepting engaging and culturally diverse books ( new or
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Help Thank our Healthcare Heroes Campaign for COVID-19 (2020)

We are currently fundraising to thank healthcare workers on the frontline by donating meals to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston Children’s Hospital and workers at other local hospitals. Our medical
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Youth Ambassador Projects

Our Youth Ambassador Mentorship Program & Projects: The Centre St. Food Pantry in Newton, MA ( www.centrestfoodpantry.org ) works tirelessly  to end hunger and provides households that need help with pre-packed grocery bags of…Read More About Women’s
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Help Educate during Covid-19 (2020-2021)

The recent coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of uncertainties and disrupted education with school closures for several children nationwide. With schools going online it has become a challenge for
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American India Foundation – Light a Lamp Campaign (2015-2019)

AIF is a non-profit organization helping underprivileged and underserved communities in India. AIF has raised more than $118 million and impacted about 5.6 million lives from across 24 states of
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Awareness & Pen Pal Program

Created awareness through presentations and speeches for the AIF – Light a Lamp campaign at Buckingham, Brown and Nichols school, Wellesley Public school and community events like IFNET Newton Diwali
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