Building Fund

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE: We have some very exciting news to share! Last summer we applied for a $40,000 challenge grant for our Building Project, and we have already met the terms of the challenge! We received the check early in February from the wonderful organization that awarded us the grant. We are excited to break ground and have more space for our business and nonprofit efforts. Celebrate with us!


Our partner businesses currently lease small workspaces and offices spread across six different locations. We are already tight, but if we continue to grow at the rate we’ve projected, we will soon be bursting at the seams. We would like to begin work—building new facilities and renovating some existing structures—within the next few months.

work spaces

The new facilities will provide not only vocational training and work spaces, but plenty of room for English and computer classes, a small school for our artisans’ children, and transitional housing for street youth who have left lives of begging to come to work.

It can be very difficult to purchase land in India, but amazingly we were able to negotiate a property rent-free for the next 30 years—if we can raise funds to build on the land. That’s a big “if.” The total amount required to build facilities that could support our needs for the next three decades is $180,000, and we have yet to raise $100,000 toward this goal. We have been approved for a $40,000 matching grant from an anonymous foundation, which means we will need to raise another $40,000 before they will disburse the funds to us.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Donate online.
Click the button at left to donate to our Building Fund via PayPal, and 100% of your donation will go toward this project.


2. Write a check
and mail it to: JoyCorps, P.O. Box 8696, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Please write “Building Fund” on your check’s memo line.

Building fund one-pager

3. Spread the Word.
Use this flyer to spread the word to your friends and family! Share it on social media, post it in a public place, or e-mail it to anyone you think may be interested.

Thank you!


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