Attarde Foundation, founded by Indian American Sunita Attarde, has officially been approved as a certified organization for the United States President's Volunteer Service Award, an official statement from the foundation said.
A New Jersey-based non-profit organization, it primarily focuses on education and support for women's empowerment initiatives, tribal development, and orphan and blind children’s programs.
“Being able to bestow presidential recognition to volunteers is a great privilege and honor. Recognizing the commitment and efforts of volunteers conveys a powerful message to motivate others,” the uchchal statement said.
Reacting to the news, Sunita Attarde, founder director said, "Attarde Foundation is thrilled to have been approved as an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who are the driving force behind our mission to empower women and support underprivileged communities, not only in the USA but globally."
The foundation has announced that it will now formally acknowledge the contributions of its volunteers by bestowing this prestigious award. The volunteers are part of the organization's various projects and initiatives in women's health improvement, women's skill development, leadership development, and digital education for women.
In order to empower people and communities worldwide, the foundation has engaged in several projects and initiatives. Making available BiPAP machines and oxygen concentrators to India during COVID, organizing food drive projects in New Jersey, distributing of water bottles to state schools, hosting a wide range of webinars on various subjects, and charitable contributions are a few examples.