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"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn

Over the years, COOJ has been functioning mainly through donations received through its well wishers and business establishments. We do charge for our services, but the income generated from this is inadequate to cover up our expenditures. Besides this, we follow a strict policy that no person will be refused our services due to financial constraints and as a result we have a number of clients who either do not pay completely or pay only partially, the fees. Our commitment to honesty, transparency and accountability has been our pillars, building an institution which is trustworthy in the eyes of our contributors.

How you can help us?

  • Contribute financially.
  • Volunteer time.
  • Share your expertise and knowledge.
  • Market our products.
  • Giving our clients opportunities to work.
  • Spread the word about COOJ and its work

If you feel you have skills/ talents which you would like to offer us, do not hesitate to get in touch. You could be a writer, musician, photographer, businessman, computer savvy college student, sportsman, artist, teacher, doctor, nurse, housewife, or even a retired senior citizen - as long as there is enthusiasm, there may be something you could do for us!!!

Financially, you can support us by:

  1. Sponsoring vocational training material (Rs. 20,000 per year.)
  2. Sponsoring a financially backward client at Sahodaya (Rs. 30,000 per year or Rs. 2,500 per month.)
  3. Sponsoring a stipend given to a client at the COOJ Sheltered Workshop (Rs. 10,000 - 18,000 per year.)
  4. Sponsoring refreshments for our clients (Rs. 1,500 per month.)
  5. Sponsoring part/full rent of our current premises (Rs 10,000/- per month)
  6. Sponsoring birthday gifts for clients (Rs 300/- per gift)
  7. Donation to the corpus
  8. General donations (any amount.)

Donations may be made through locaI cheques or demand draft payable to "COOJ Mental Health Foundation" payable in Mapuca, Goa.

All donations to COOJ are 50% tax exempt under Section 80G of the IT Act, 1961. We are also permitted to receive foreign donations under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 Registration No: 271830158.

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We highly value all contributions and can only emphasize how essential each and every donation is to the running and expansion of COOJ. Do join us in our task to generate wellbeing in one of the most marginalized sections of society and support COOJ in whatever way you can.

Add meaning to your celebrations during festivals, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc by supporting the COOJ mission. Continue your legacy upon death by naming COOJ in your will Commemorate the life of your dearly departed loved one by donating to COOJ in their name.

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After completing my school, I joined the J.J. School of Art and I studied for five years before completing my graduation, after which I started working as a commercial artist in an advertising agency. I later went to Dubai for a year and then I came back to Mumbai. I used to drink alcohol regularly and in 1993, I gave up drinking, which was quite tough, and then joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Slowly I started smoking. That was ruining me and I was slowly losing control over myself. I was even shouting at my mother a lot, which is why I went to rehab. Through God's blessing I was able to overcome the habit, although I still in depression. I then joined COOJ and that made me feel much better. Now at the age of 48, I can say that I am feeling happy after joining COOJ, all the sessions we have and the games make me feel like it's my second home. I was given opportunities to revisit art by making paper bags, cards and painting on gift bags etc. I feel nice to say that I like COOJ as it brings me out of my shell.
Dylan Arthur