In 1979 in Bombay, India, 25 year-old Rippan Kapur, along with 6 like-minded friends, pooled together Rs. 50, (approximately $1) as well as their core belief that every person has the potential and power to make a difference in the lives of children, and thus CRY - Child Relief And You was born. Twenty-eight years later, CRY is one of the leading Child Rights organizations in India with an established reputation of effectiveness and trust, that has enhanced the lives of 1.5 million children.CRY America Inc., an independent 501c3 registered non-profit organization, was established in November 2002 to represent CRY in the US. CRY America aims to garner support in the US for India?s children. Our raison d?etre is hence to ensure that the story of India?s children is heard, and to enable people and organizations to take action for children.In summary, CRY America works towards restoring basic rights to underprivileged children, primarily those in India. The idea is to create effective grassroots change movements in India that will empower marginalized communities to build sustainable futures for their children.Mission: To enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived child, especially Indian, and so motivate them to confront the situation through collective action thereby giving the child and themselves an opportunity to realize their full potential.