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Anekant (which means non-absolutist thought) Community Center (ACC) has its roots in Southern California and works hard for the improvement of the health of its members and residents of Southern California and also perform various humanitarian tasks. ACC has been established as a non-profit, non-religious organization in January, 2005 to pursue these goals. ACC received an official status as a non-profit organization on July 14, 2005, exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
The goal of ACC is to provide charitable education, culture, training, economic development activities ( employment and job linkages ) health education and, prevention services to not only adults and children but also to senior citizens of Southern California. ACC's activities will be handled by the Board Of Directors (Volunteers) until funds are raised to pay qualified staff. We plan to evolve into a multi service, multi-ethnic community resource center for Southern California. ACC is a community public benefit organization. The proposed activities will further our efforts by bridging the gap in health access, education and training to the minority and disadvantaged in Southern California. We are committed in dedicating our time and resource to these proposed activities. Currently, our activities are funded by donations from individuals in the community and volunteer board members. We hope to build enough of an infrastructure to support these activities of the organization.
Following are some of the activities undertaken by ACC:
ACC joined with Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) in 2005 in organizing JCSC's ongoing annual health fair for the community in Southern California, where many popular medical screenings are offered.
The Anaheim Health Fair was started in 2007 with the City of Anaheim and GBS Linens. This has been the biggest one day annual health fair. During 2012 more than 1100 people visited this fair. For the first time also in 2012 Free Surgeries were also performed on 45 low income people at West Anaheim Medical Center.
In 2007 ACC started a Three day annual surgical Camps at Vyara, India with Tarsadia Foundation to operate on patients who have hernia and hydrocele. More than 1000 patients have been operated upon so far in 7 years and it was recorded in 2012 in Limca Book Of Records of India.
ACC has put on many Community health fairs locally and Internationally in India, Zambia, Malawi, and South Africa. ACC has also started medical/surgical camps in Bangalore, India with a request from Anteaters Medicine Abroad, an Organization of undergraduate students of University of California at Irvine so that they can learn about organizing such camps.
ACC has also supported Nine Cancer screening Camps in India by Nalini Shah Cancer Fund, in which more than 300 patients have been screened for breast, Cervical and Oral Cancers.
ACC has conducted seminar to educate Senior and others about various diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke etc.
ACC organized a variety of Cultural activiites featuring East meets West program, Antaksary, Manipuri and Kathak dances and Kavi Samelan programs.
Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) of ACC provides weekly breakfasts and monthly lunches/ dinners to about 800 homeless people in Southern California. They also visit Seniors and Others in hospitals, Senior Homes or hospice. They also provide groceries to the needy families as well as provide school materials for the needy kids.
Matching Funds and Grants:
ACC has received matching contributions from Companies like Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Verizon, as well as Grants from Southern California Edison. They have also received donations from Tarsadia Foundation, Agarwal Family Foundation, Sarva Mangal Family Charitable Trust and many other Organizations and individuals.