Telugu Association of Memphis

TAM GIVES BACK - A Charity Platform

The Vision of "TAM GIVES BACK" is to build a RESPONSIBLE, TRANSPARENT & TRUSTWORTHY Charitable Platform to provide an opportunity for "Telugu Origin" community and all others to Care, Contribute & Support our mother land and "local" community we live in through various charitable as well as volunteering programs.

COVID-19 Charity in India, 2020

TAM has volunteered and donated funds to various organizations by coordinating through reliable and known sources, to help, assist and respond to the pandemic in the greater Memphis area and back home.

Abhaya Foundation (Hyderabad, Telangana) – TAM donated $1500

Abhaya foundation helped with food supply for the migrants, daily wage workers, and the other needy people within Hyderabad. They have delivered 3Lakhs food packets.

Amrutha Kalasham (Dry groceries) for people who cannot afford buying them as they are deprived of income due to Covid-19 situations (Daily wage workers, construction workers, and servants).

Providing coverage for remote villages where there is a dire need for ration, masks, and other hygiene needs.

TAM funds are now serving a hospital with cooked food for 300 people for the next 40 days.

To know more about this Organization please visit

Abhaya Kshethram (Renigunta, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh) – TAM donated $1500

Abhaya Kshethram's main focus areas are Education, Vocational training, Care for physically and/or mentally challenged children and Rescue and rehabilitation of children in vulnerable conditions.

To know more about this Organization please visit

COVID-19 Memphis Charity and Volunteer work, 2020

Volunteering at Mid-South Food Bank (January)

On January 20th TAM volunteered for the Mid-South Food Bank, in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum, to host their King Day Food Drive benefiting our hungry neighbors across the Mid-South. For this event, TAM volunteers were OUTSIDE of the museum collecting non perishable donations from patrons.

Charity at TAM Sankranti (February)

During the Sankranthi Sambaralu community members donated food cans to support TAM Charity. Youth Committee managed the food cans collection at the event.

Collierville Food Pantry (March)

Donated food cans from the Sankranti event along with the generous contribution from the TAM Board.

COVID-19 Fundraising (March)

Thanks to the generous donors from the community. TAM raised $1880 with a fundraising campaign on Facebook.

PPE to healthcare workers (April)

Donated face shields to the physicians in our community covering the three major hospitals Baptist, Methodist and St. Francis.

PPE to Police and Fire Department (May)

Donated face shields to both Memphis Police and Fire Departments. TAM representatives could meet Mr. Michael Rallings, Director of Memphis Police Department, and present the face shields.

Mr. Rallings arranged for a photoshoot receiving the PPE and also sent a thank you note appreciating TAM for its services.

Mid-South Food Bank (May)

Donated a $1000 check to the #MayorsMealChallenge by Mayor Jim Strickland towards food for families, children, and seniors.

MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association)(May)

Donated a $1000 check towards the Meals on Wheels Program. The meals on wheels program delivers hot, nutritious lunches daily to the needy at their homes and at congregate sites.

University of Memphis: (June)

Donated a $1000 check to the University of Memphis Foundation/ CIES international student emergency fund, towards groceries and boarding to help the international students, who could not go back home during the crisis. Presented the check to Dr. Poston, Dean of the Graduate School. Accompanied by Rebecca Laumann, Executive Director - Center for International Education Services. Amongst 600 plus students who enrolled last fall 450 plus are Indians (App. 300 students are from Telugu states).

Charity Undertakings in India, 2019

Arunodaya Mano Vikasa Kendram, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh - Since 1998, Arunodaya Mano Vikasa Kendram has been supporting kids with mental disorders such as Autism and Down's syndrome.

Sri Vyasa Avasam, Warangal, Telangana - Provides Girijana and Adivasi kids with a safe place to learn and grow.

Artificial Limbs, Benefits states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Provides artificial limbs to poor amputees and disabled people so they can regain mobility and become productive members of society.

Local Charity and Volunteer work, 2019
  • Medical camp with free health screenings
  • Support Memphis Police and Fire department
  • Mid-South Food Bank (MSFB) food can drive
  • Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
  • Volunteer at St.Jude hydration stand during St.Jude marathon weekend
  • Volunteer at Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity
  • Run for Fun
  • At beginning of the year, TAM raised $5,500 to help Mr.Srinivas Naik family that lost their 3 kids in a tragic fire accident
MANO VIKASA KENDRAM (Supporting kids with mental disorders)

Arunodaya Mano Vikasa Kendram has been supporting kids with mental disorders such as Autism and Down's syndrome. Specially trained teachers provide therapy, rehabilitation and education

How can WE help?
  • Help us support, Arunodaya. The operating expense per month is 90,000 INR or 1300 USD
  • Click   here   to learn more.
TRIBAL KIDS WELFARE (Supporting Education)

Identify very poor children particularly tribal and provide a basic education, like Sri Vyasa Avasam (nonprofit organization)‚ a located in Warangal.

How can WE help?
  • Sponsor a child for 1 to 5 years, $250 per child per year
  • Click   here   to learn more.
ARTIFICIAL LIMBS (Supporting Health & Disabilities)

1% of total Indian population, which is a staggering 10 million people are suffering from locomotors disabilities.

How can WE help?
  • Sponsor one or more limbs, $40 per artificial limb per person.
  • Click   here   to learn more.
FLUOROSIS (Supporting Basic Needs)

It is a disease caused by excessive ingestion of flouride through water, food or both. Over 15,00,000 people are affected in over 1700 villages in Nalgonda & Prakasam.

How can WE help?
  • Help build more Reverse Osmosis Plants, $3500 for a 500 liters tank
  • Click   here   to learn more.


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Make it payable to "TAM Charity", mail to: Telugu Association of Memphis, P.O. Box 2051, Collierville, TN 38027-2051


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Telugu Association of Memphis, P.O. Box 2051,
Collierville, TN 38027-2051.

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