The Malayalee Association of Rockland County, popularly known as "MARC", is based in Rockland County, New York, USA. MARC is a Cultural Organization to promote and facilitate the cultural, educational and socio-economic welfare of the Rockland Malayalee Community whose people originally from Kerala, India, the 'land of coconut palm trees'.
MARC is located in Rockland County, the north east part of New York State. It bridges members, spread all over New York Hudson Valley area, with membership of hundreds of families of Kerala, India origin. Its numerous cultural and charity activities around the year, make it possible for the continued expression of the Malayalee heritage to all, especially to the younger generation.
The MARC is a non-profit and tax-exempted organization. The MARC does not have any political, religious or other partisan affiliation.
The membership to MARC is open to any adult over the age of eighteen, currently a resident of Rockland County and adjacent areas who is hailing from or associated with the linguistic state of Kerala, India.
Eye For the Blind
Malayalee Association of Rockland County started in 2009. Though it is a cultural organization, we are giving more importance to charity. Eye for the Blind charity program is our flagship charity program and It is well known among our Malayalee community. Through the Lions Charity Trust Hospital in Paika, Pala, Kerala, India, in 2010 we sent substantial amount for the eye surgery. In 2010 itself around 13 blind individuals were able to see the light through our program.
In 2011, 18 blind people were undergone for surgery through our eye for the blind program and they all have restored their eye sight. The amount was hand over to the Lions Charity Trust Eye Hospital by the Chief Minister of Kerala, India, Hon. Oommen Chandy during the FOMAA convention at the Kottayam Mammen Mappilai Hall. Our Advisory Board Members, Gopi Nath Kurup, M.A. Mathew & Sunny Poulose were able to attend the ceremony in Kottayam, Kerala, India.