Along with heritage and cultural activities with roots in the Indian sub continent, Calcutta Club USA members, being responsible and capable citizens, take a deep interest in the welfare of the community we live in. The club members are themselves part of a number of charitable organizations and donate time and funds generously towards multiple social causes.
Starting in 2016, the members have come together to unify their attempts and make a greater impact towards public good. One outcome of this interest is a liaison with several non profit organizations such as:
(a) The Boston Pledge, which aims to promote grass roots enterprise and job creation in developing regions, from Dorchester to Azerbaijan and
(b) Sabitri, whose mission is to educate physically and mentally challenged children in Kolkata, India.
During the Calcutta Club Book Fair event in April, 2016, some authors donated all sales of their books towards helping the causes of The Boston Pledge. There will be more such initiatives launched within the club in the months ahead that directly enable giving back to the society around Boston and other regions in the USA.