Can I send them a gift?
LIFEgivers may send a monetary gift with regular support to the Mukti Mission US office for birthdays. We recommend not more than US$10. This is a sizable amount in Indian Rupees. Birthday or Christmas gift money is pooled so that each resident, some of whom don’t have sponsors, will receive a gift. This avoids conflict and enables all to share equally in the blessings. LIFEgivers MAY NOT send packages. Not only may items be confiscated by Indian Customs, but the Mission could be in danger of appearing to receive contraband goods. At NO time may LIFEgivers send money directly to India. It is a punishable offense in India to receive money through the mail. All money clearly marked “Birthday/Christmas gift” will be forwarded 100% to Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission, India.
ow long do I need to sponsor the resident?
Those under Mission care need a LIFEgiver for the entire time they are dependent on Mukti Mission. We encourage LIFEgivers to be involved for the long haul. Many LIFEgivers are helping their sponsored resident for over 10 years and find it a blessing. The children need sponsorship until they marry or become self-supporting; wages for older girls who stay and work at Mukti or become part of the staff are also paid from these funds. Staff workers, of course, need financial assistance for as long as they are involved in the ministry at Mukti. If circumstances change, and a LIFEgiver finds it necessary to discontinue their sponsorship, please notify Mukti Mission US.
What happens when the resident I sponsor leaves Mukti Mission?
LIFEgivers will be notified if their sponsored resident leaves the Mission for any reason and match another resident to the LIFEgiver for continuing sponsorship.