A non-profit organization whose mission is aimed at providing educational supplies, clothing, and other material to children in indigent regions of Guyana.
Chico's Non-Profit Organization was started in June 2013 by Guyanese Americans Padmini and Sedesh Doobay. They believe in giving back to their native country and making Guyana a better place for children to succeed.
We are a small non-profit, nonpartisan organization (**Section 501(c)(3)) and firmly believe that education has the power to transform lives. It is also our belief that all children should have the opportunity to succeed. This is our way of making the world a better place and we would like you to be a part of it!
Chico's accept donations of the following educational supplies and other goods:
- School and classroom materials
- Summer clothing and shoes
- Backpacks and schoolbags
- Crayons, pencils, pens, markers, scissors, glue
- Athletic gear and sports equipment
- Arts and Crafts supplies
- Children's Learning CDs and DVDs
We are happy to pick up any donations you may have. To make arrangements, please email us at - ChicosNJ@gmail.com
Padmini Doobay founded Chico's Non-Profit Organization in 2013, to reconnect and contribute to her native homeland of Guyana. Padmini was born in Guyana and raised in New York City, where she currently works as a Nurse Practitioner. Chico's NonProfit is in recognition of the hard work and values of Padmini's parents and in further memory of her father (Pitamber Singh) who passed in 2010. Through Chico's assistance kids will be provided with the basic necessities of clothes and educational supplies in order to allow them to focus on academic pursuits.
Sedesh (Sedi) Doobay is the co-founder of Chico's Non-Profit Organization and was born in Esiquibo Guyana. Sedi's parents and grandparents have a long legacy of contributions to Guyana and through Chico's Sedi hopes to continue making positive contributions to his native homeland. Sedi resides in the New York area and is a corporate attorney.
Chico's Non-Profit Organization is committed to transparency, efficiency and honesty.
Our foundation guarantees that all the funds donated to Chico's Non-Profit will go directly to the students, schools and orphanages that need them. The projects will be posted on our web-site. Explanations of each charge will be posted on our web-site along with a list of contributions.
Chico's staff consists of only volunteers. These volunteers personally deliver and oversee the distribution and supplies of materials and goods. We conduct business according to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and fairness.
**Chico's is pending application and certification as a Non-Profit with the IRS under Section 501(c)(3), and will not be accepting monetary donations until such certification is granted.