Theosophical order of Service (UK): Charities that have been helped by TOS(UK).
Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)
(Founded in February 1908)
(A Union of Those who Love in the Service of All that Suffers.
Promoting the Application of Theosophical Principles for over 100 Years.)

Some of the Charities that have received donations from TOS(UK).

Teddies for Tragedies

Site Donated by:

Seeing Eyes for Everyone, (S.E.E.)
Adyar, Chennai, India.
The Heart Babies Project of Africa.

  1. Rebuilding work in Chennai, India after the 2004 tsunami.
  2. 2005 Hurricane Katrina,USA.
  3. Haiti 2009 Earthquake Relief.
  4. Pakistan 2009 Flood Relief Fund.
  5. Aid for the Refugees from Somalia, in Kenya. 2011 onwards.
  6. Relief Work after the disastrous Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines 2013.
  7. Nepal 2015 Earthquake Relief Fund.

  8. Olcott Memorial High School, in Adyar, Chennai, India. The School provides free education for over 700 children from underprivileged families, and also free textbooks, uniforms, and a nutritious breakfast, and enriches a mid-day meal provided by the government.
  9. Dr Besant Memorial Animal Welfare Dispensary, in Adyar, Chennai, India.
  10. Free Medical Dispensary in Adyar, Chennai, India.
  11. Women's Vocational Training in Adyar, Chennai, India.
  12. Round Table a character building organisation based on theosophical principles for young children.

  13. African Village, (Education)
  14. Agape Project ( runs a school for 28 children in Western Cape, SA. The Children have HIV, cerebral palsy, etc. and are living away from their families. The families send food, but often there is not enough. Money is needed to fund a sensory room, and to give children a Complan-type food to build them up.
  15. Animal Care, Lancaster.
  16. Animal Free Research (Formerly, Dr Hadwen Trust) ( believes animal experiments are unethical and scientifically inadequate. They want medical progress without animal suffering, so are developing better, more advanced and humane methods of conducting medical research.
  17. ARRC's Discovery, Russia/ ( a charity that rescues street children in Russia, with parents addicted to alcohol and drugs.
  18. ASPIRE ( Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.
  19. Aum Pranava Ashram ( The ASHRAM was founded to help orphaned and/or underprivileged children from economically very poor background by providing them with a HOME (in the real sense) which gives them food, shelter, education and medical treatment with the love and care necessary for good child development.
  20. Autistic Child, Sam.
  21. Brooke Animal Hospital ( an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities, providing treatment, training and programmes around animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  22. Cardio Start ( is an international, charitable, non-profit, humanitarian, medical organisation, dedicated to providing free heart surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatric and other medical support to children and adults living in underserved areas of the world, with volunteer medical and non-medical staff.
  23. Centre for Animals & Social Justice (Formerly Uncaged) ( A peaceful international animal protection organisation. Main campaigns are against animal experiments (vivisection); against xeno-transplantation (animal to human transplants); for animal rights and for democratic action on animal issues through the political system.
  24. Charity for Women with Aids in South Africa.
  25. Children's Home in India's Kerala State (CHIKS). ( an orphanage for street children in the Kerala State of India.
  26. A Children's School in Gambia.
  27. Cleft Lip and Palate Association(CLAPA) (
  28. Compassion in World Farming ( is recognised as the leading international farm animal welfare organisation campaigning to improve the short, miserable lives of farmed animals all around the world.
  29. Coram Creative Therapy for Children ( uses a pioneering approach and range of services – including adoption, creative therapies and supported housing for care leavers – to help children and young people to find stability, love and self worth.
  30. De Paul's Ssmile Village, South India. ( ) provides a home to a variety of underprivileged people of all ages, disabilities, etc.
  31. Dr Cadiér and The Healing Foundation ( is a national charity championing the cause of people living with disfigurement and visible loss of function, by funding research into pioneering surgical and psychological healing techniques and also raise awareness about the cause and provide information about the sources of support.
  32. Ecumenical Accompanying Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) ( is an international, ecumenical programme that recruits and despatches observers.
  33. Edward's Trust ( is designed to give practical support to parents and carers caring for families and children during child illness and bereavement, through counselling and training.
  34. El Shaddai Street Child Rescue, Goa, India. ( a children’s home and school for street children.
  35. EthiopiAid ( is a fundraising organisation based in the UK which supports locally run community projects in Ethiopia.
  36. Freshfields Animal Rescue. ( rescues over 1,200 abused animals and birds annually in its centres in Liverpool and Wales.
  37. Friends of Chernobyl’s Children ( targets children from needy families in Chernobyl and since 1995, has grown, with groups around the country. In 2000, over 450 children came to the UK for a one month recuperative visit, providing family placements and meeting full costs including optical, dental and health checks. This helps boost their immune systems.
  38. Furniture for Education World-wide. ( Collects discarded furniture and educational equipment and delivers them to third world countries. They also insert our knitted teddies in the containers.
  39. Golden Link School, Philippines ( The School is one of four run by the TS in the Philippines, for poor, underprivileged children offering education from nursery to tertiary level.
  40. Greyhound Rescue Centre, Wales. ( is the longest established greyhound charity in Wales and the only all Wales charity dedicated to rescuing and re-homing greyhounds and lurchers
  41. Homeless Children in Brasilia is a children’s transit home for street children, in preparation for the return to their families. The local TOS group helps.
  42. Hoxton Health Group ( provides low cost complementary health care, exercise classes and healthy living groups for Hackney and City residents over the age of 60.
  43. International Aid Trust ( is the charity that delivers the teddies to needy children all over the world.
  44. Jigsaw Support Scheme (,uk) befriending the lonely and chronically socially isolated elderly.
  45. Joy Bells Orphanage and School Foundation, India. (
  46. Kanti Children’s Hospital, Nepal. (
  47. Langdale Mountain Rescue. (
  48. Linda McCartney Centre, a cancer clinic, opened at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
  49. Maachild. (
    Provides secondary school bursaries to students of the Kuku Group Ranch situated near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. In conjunction with the local community it develops a programme of continuing and sustainable support to improve educational entitlement for the Maasai children in this area.
  50. Medicens Sans Frontiers (, provides medical aid to victims of International Disasters.
  51. Muslim Global Relief ( for planting of fruit-trees and supplying drinking water in Africa.
  52. Pandaw Hospital Barge ( A motorised 128 ft barge, fitted out with clinic, accommodation for doctors, and even parking for two trucks and with ample holds below decks for storing supplies, providing medical relief to coastal regions of Myanmar (Burma) devastated by the cyclones.
  53. Peace Mala ( ) The Peace Mala bracelet was created as a simple representation of the world's religions living alongside each other in harmony.
  54. Practical Action: Intermediate Technology Development Group ( A Charity which works with poor communities to develop appropriate, sustainable, low-cost technologies.
  55. Prison Phoenix Trust ( encourages prisoners in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath.
  56. Samuel Special Train (Santa Visit).
  57. Simon Weston Trust.
  58. Smile Train ( provides free cleft surgery in third world countries. It costs as little as £150 and taking as little as 45 minutes to give a desperate child not just a new smile but a new life.
  59. Support Cambodia ( The Catholic Church has set up a number of centres across Cambodia, serving the whole community based entirely on need and regardless of faith.
  60. The Hamlet Centre Trust ( for disabled children and adults.
  61. The Tie Club ( a pub based charity, raising funds for the children of Ash Field Special School, to help buy electric wheelchairs.
  62. TOS Home Schools in Pakistan.
  63. Tree Aid ( is the UK's only forestry focussed development charity providing funding and on the ground training and support to local organisations in the Sahel of Africa.
  64. Water Purification Plants (S.A.R.A.I.D.) ( provides Search & Rescue Assistance in Disasters, e.g. the Tsunami, Kashmir earthquake, collapse of the ice-rink in Bavaria, etc. and provides water Purification Plants.

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