Calcutta Rescue (CR) is a non – governmental organization, operating in Kolkata and parts of rural West Bengal for over three decades. Calcutta Rescue provides free medical care, education and development to the poorest and most disadvantaged people of Kolkata and rural West Bengal irrespective of gender, age, caste, or religion. CR was adjudged the joint winner of the BEST NGO (medium sized) in India by the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009.
Calcutta Rescue continues to provide all- round support to 600 children in their education program, in order to enable them to reach their full potential. This year the organisation expects that its handicraft project will breakeven and reach a position of self- sustainability. Its weaving project has been able to garner a good commercial market.