Kerala Association of Connecticut (KACT) was started in 1985 as an informal social organization of Malayalees in central and eastern Connecticut, the first KACT meeting was held at the Windsor First church.
KACT was started with the stated purpose of “encouraging those people with ancestral origin in Kerala, or people who are otherwise interested in Kerala, to form an effective and cohesive group”. This would be accomplished in part
KACT was incorporated as a formal body registered under the State of Connecticut and its laws in October 2004 (click here for the constitution and it's by-laws). We are registered as a non-profit organization with the IRS
About Kerala Association of Connecticut (KACT)
Our Charity Initiatives
- CT promotes and encourages acts of charity and benevolence, and, creates an opportunity for inter-cultural exchanges and active participation with other organizations in the USA with similar or mutual interest”. Over the years, KACT has established a name for itself by donating to various local charities (See list left), while also doing its part to engage with the local community in sharing the culture, traditions, food, and art forms of the State of Kerala.
- We thank our members for their support in our sincere effort to serve the local charities.
- As part of our community outreach program, KACT is organizing groups of children to volunteer their time with local charities. The first such engagement was completed on June 21, 2014. A group of six children (along with 3 adult supervisors) spent the morning at Varney Farms in South Windsor. Varney farms is a Foodshare partner, and all the produce from the farm goes to Foodshare, which is a member of Feeding America. Our young volunteers attacked the tasks assigned to them with a zeal and gusto that would make any seasoned farmer proud (see pictures right). So much so that they finished early. From all accounts, they are raring to go for the next round, which will be scheduled soon.
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