What is Behbud?

“Behbud”, means ‘advancement’. It is a name which stands for support and strength for women. It was conceived and founded by Mrs. Akhtar Riazuddin, with the help of a small group of volunteers in 1967. Humbly operating out of a member’s home in a congested area of Rawalpindi, Behbud has grown into a national institution in the last 40 years.

Behbud Association of Pakistan, Rawalpindi is the head office and headquarters for Behbud. There are several branch offices all over Pakistan. The branch offices operate autonomously, and each branch maintains their own financial accounts. Each branch is however, united by the universal mission and vision of Behbud and by a common Constitution. Its’ services and activities, however vary by regional need and focus on services most relevant and needed in those regions. Funds received from online and mail donations on this website benefit Behbud Association of Pakistan, Rawalpindi.

Behbud Association USA, Inc. is an independent entity, incorporated in the United States of America. It is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, registered in the United States. Funds raised in the USA via online and mail donations, as well as all fundraising proceeds, benefit Behbud Association Pakistan Rawalpindi’s development projects in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

What does Behbud do?

The achievements and successes of Behbud can be directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of it’s two generations of volunteers and it’s founder’s passionate commitment to the human welfare of Pakistan’s most underprivileged communities and women. Behbud supports projects & services that provide healthcare, education for underprivileged children, community development, vocational training for women’s empowerment.

Is Behbud USA a tax-exempt organization?

Behbud Association USA, Inc. is tax deductible charitable organization in the United States. We are registered as a “Public Charity – under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code” Our Tax ID # is: 26-0697337.

Where are the Behbud USA Chapters?

Behbud USA was incorporated as at 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 2007, so that fundraising could be done in the US for helping the Rawalpindi and Islamabad projects and services. Chapters for Behbud USA are currently in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and California.

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