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make a differance!

Team

Sharing Hands village school
Tommy Marrett (Director of Sharing Hands Ireland)

Tommy Marrett is a photograher and web developer and a full time volunteer with Sharing Hands running Sharing Hands Ireland on behalf of Sharing Hands India. Tommy's involvment in Sharing Hands came about after he started sponsoring a child back in 2005. All funds for projects are received by donations from people who have a love and a heart for the children and people of India.

Kingsly Lazarus
Kingsly Lazarus (Managing Director of Sharing Hands)

Kingsly and his wife Anita, along with his parents John and Rachel run the day to day affairs of Sharing Hands. Kingsly spends most of his days travelling between the homes and checking on projects and the needs of the orphanages. Kingsly plans, organises and oversees all the projects run by Sharing Hands.

Anita Kingsly
Anita Lazarus (Administrator of Sharing Hands)

Anita does all the administration work for Sharing Hands, which involves keeping a record of all the children in the orphanages and keeping track of the sponsorship programs. Anita is based in Chennai where she can spend time with her children.

John and Rachel who founded Sharing Hands
John and Rachel (founding members of Sharing Hands)

John and Rachel are the amazing couple who founded Sharing Hands. John and Rachel's vision all started by caring for 5 children, it has now grown to over 1,000 children with a 110 fulltime staff.

Orphanages

  • Chennai

    This is where it all started, with a couple who had a vision and a heart for the unwanted children of India. It was through the love and sacrifice of John and Rachel that has brought about the birth of Sharing Hands.

  • Rajasthan

    The Rajasthan orphanage project was given to Tommy Marrett by Sharing Hands as an Irish project. Within a few months the funds were raised to buy the land and lay the foundations for what now has become a home for many children who have come from difficult backgrounds.

  • Orissa

    The children in the Orissa home have some of the most heart breaking stories of them all. Many of them had seen their parents, grandparents and family members killed and now live with these terrible memories.

  • Andhra Pradesh

    All these lovely beautiful children eat, sleep and live on the floor of a small church. But every time I meet them they are full of happiness and joy and thank God daily for the blessings for what they have.

  • Sponsor a Child

    This is one way in which each and everyone of us can help. Between us all we can make a difference to the lives of these children.


Projects

Sharing Hands had to carry many boxes into remote areas on the rubbish tip to give to those who are living under plastic sheets or tarpaulins. These people are living well below the poverty line and the government has no rule over them and simply disowns them.

  • Paul-Peter making and filling the Hope Boxes

    Making and filling the Hope Boxes.

  • Sacks and boxes of supplies stacked and waiting to be separated into boxes

    These supplies will be distributed between 1,400 Hope Boxes.

  • A mother with her children delighted with her Hope Box

    A mother with her children delighted with her Hope Box.

  • A young girl receiving her Hope Box from a Sharing Hands worker

    A young girl receiving her Hope Box from a Sharing Hands worker.

  • Carrying Hope Boxes to the people living on the rubbish tip

    Sharing Hands had to carry many boxes into remote areas.

  • A family opening their Hope box

    A family opening their Hope box.

  • Young girl bringing her box of food underground where she lives

    This young girl brings her food box underground where she lives.

  • Family living beside railway eating their Hope Box bread

    Family living beside railway eating their Hope Box bread

  • Kingsly sitting with railway family

    Kingsly sitting with railway family after giving them their Hope Box.

  • Two children eating bread from the Hope Boxes

    These two children are enjoying their bread from the Hope Boxes