LITTLE Anand's best time of day is when the Mobile Creches 'Didi' reads to him from books with pictures of lions, birds and other animals. He dreams of a storybook of his own - gift him one this Xmas for ₹200!
NAZIA lives along the railway tracks with her family of ragpickers. The 13-year-old was one herself before being persuaded to take up education instead. This Xmas, gift this Class 7 student a school bag @ ₹500.
FOR 250 primary schoolchildren in Balpa, south Karnataka, learning took a dramatic turn when their teachers began using Meghshala e-lessons. Donate to help transform more classrooms.
FOR 46 girls at Baale Mane, going to the cinema is an event! They draw up film lists and argue over preferred snacks. But such movie trips depend on generous donors like you. Treat them for ₹6,500 this Xmas.
A ₹500-sweater would make a great gift for widowed Shubhabai, 70, who lives below the poverty line in Nagthana, Maharashtra. Give her and others in the village who can’t afford basic needs some warmth for Xmas.
IF CINI hadn’t intervened, Pinky would've been a child labourer, not a student. Now she has passed her 10th grade exams and excels in Spoken English. Gift education to others like Pinky @₹2,000 for six months.
WITH reducing tree cover and construction near forests, wild animals increasingly come into harm's way as they cross Mumbai's borders. Support TSPCA's work in rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in danger.
AFTER his father's death, to survive alone in Mumbai Azam, 17, delivers newspapers before school, then pursues his passion for football at the Oasis hub. Gift hard-working Azam football boots @₹1,500 this Xmas.
ARUN is much loved in his Udayan Care home. The 15-year-old, who keeps himself physically fit so he can participate in sports tournaments, longs for a sports T-shirt all of his own. Grant him one for ₹1,000.
Tom, a dog thrown out from a vehicle, was rescued and brought to Thane SPCA. A severely broken leg and deep wounds needed months to recover. Gift treatment and care to critical cases like Tom @₹450 per day.
SPECIAL needs children need special gifts - like Deepa,11, who has Down syndrome. She would love a toy house @ ₹2,000 to help her play with her sister when she gets home. Fulfill her Christmas wish!
ASPIRING travel journalist Pallavi has made her single mum - who struggled to educate her - very proud. Gift her the 18-year-old her first course field trip @ ₹3,000 this Xmas and make her dream come true.
GIVE Baale Mane's 44 girls a simple joy that so many children take for granted - a new school bag, notebooks and stationery at the beginning of another year. Just ₹400 will help one girl make a fresh start.
FOR children from difficult situations, like dropouts or street kids, Satya's inclusive centre is a haven. Fund bags, books, stationery and art supplies for 110 such youngsters to aid their rehabilitation.
PROVIDING a loving, generous home environment for youngsters who have been left abandoned or orphaned is what Udayan Care do best. Help them be Santa this Christmas and gift their children special school kits.
GIRLS at Pardada Pardadi school sit on hard classroom floors every day for their lessons. Gift these eager students desks with benches to rid them of this uncomfortable distraction and focus on their studies.
THE debilitating effects of hunger and malnourishment on young children cannot be overstated. Help Sona Sarovar Trust fund nutrition-packed foods to their class of 50 TB-prone kids for a whole year.
WHILE their peers share selfies on Facebook, teenagers Manjali, Nazia and Jaya keep their faces and identities hidden - from their traffickers. Support iPartner’s Every8Minutes campaign to help them live again.
WHEN abandoned girls arrive at Baale Mane most are severely undernourished - the plight of 36% of Indian women, say UNICEF. Support Baale in nurturing their young wards with wholesome, nutritious food.
A PROGRESSIVE eye disorder that severely affects vision has forced Vanita* to stop working. Help GVF provide the surgery and treatment required so the 16-year-old orphan can see again - and earn her own living.
I BELIEVE my birthday is a perfect occasion to give back to NGOs who play a pivotal role in India’s social progress. So help me contribute towards the education of 12 underprivileged children this year.
IT's my 30th, and most of you know it’s an age I'm really looking forward to...and warrants birthday gifts, maybe? This year, as my birthday gift, help me gift IT skills to 30 girls rescued from traffickers.
HAVING friends to celebrate another year around the sun with is all a girl really needs. So, this bday, I'm asking for donations to help girls from marginalised communities achieve their educational goals.
BAALE Mane work hard to provide the comfort and security of a loving home to the 41 abandoned or orphaned young girls in their care. Woolly hats, blankets and bed linen will go a long way in doing just that!
INCESSANT rain in Kerala has displaced thousands of people as their houses have been washed away or damaged by raging floods. Help Goonj reach their comprehensive disaster relief kits to affected communities.
RAMADAN is all about giving back. With a few days left before Eid and everyone looking for a good cause to donate to, let's raise funds together to fight malnutrition in Kolkata's ragpicker communities.
I'M so proud of my state and its people for their resilience during Cyclone Fani. For my 28th on 28th May, help me contribute towards their recovery - I'd value that over any birthday present you may gift me!
OPEN windows at night let in cool, fresh air... plus a swarm of mosquitoes. With summer approaching, fund netting on dormitory windows, so Baale's girls can sleep with them open without worrying about diseases.
AS an auto-rickshaw driver, Usman's* deteriorating eyesight means his livelihood and his family's financial welfare are in danger. Contribute to fund his cataract surgery, medicines and post-operative care.
IN the first weeks of being born, a baby is vaccinated against serious diseases like polio and measles that can maim or kill. But not in Kolkata's slums where child immunisation rates are dangerously low.
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Thank you for your contribution, ₹ 10,203 has been raised for Usman’s surgery. Currently the funds are on hold as getting surgery means he has to take off from work for a while, and he cannot afford it right now due to his wife’s ill health. He needs to accommodate as many trips and customers on his auto in a day to make ends meet despite his deteriorating vision. Usman will get back to us on his surgery, so he can start working at night.
Thanks to your contribution ₹13,803 was raised, enough to provide rice, groceries, vegetables and clothes to 12 elderly women who belong to a lower caste and are often subjugated to discrimination. They are from a low income background and are too old to earn a living, your donation has been of great help to them.
“Rubaru for me was such an easy-going journey, one that touched my heart and mind both at the same time,” says Vidisha Sukhwani.
The amount raised was used for a round trip to IRMA business school in Anand, Gujurat where the students met inspiring entrepreneurs and visited Amul, the cooperative society. This visit was an enriching learning opportunity for all of them thanks to your kind contribution.
Thank you for your contribution, the amount raised has been used to provide nutritional supplements to individuals living with HIV.
‘I feel good after drinking this, now I make this dish everyday at home’ says the 40 year old widow with living HIV. She realises the importance of the right nutrition so she can continue to sustain her young children. Nineteen others have also been provided the nutritional supplement porridge made with local grains. Your support has provided these vulnerable individuals the strength to fight HIV on a daily basis.
Thank you for your generous contribution. With your support, we raised ₹12,003. The funds raised, along with some donations from other donors, were used to take 24 children to the Regional Science Center in Uttarakhand.
It was a really good learning experience for the children. They were able to link what they had learnt at school with what they saw at the center.
Thank you for donating to this fundraiser and helping us raise ₹8,047.
Unfortunately, the funds raised were too less to buy a power generator for the shelter home. Hence, we have utilized the funds to buy much-needed kitchen utensils.
Thank you for your contribution, ₹36,403 has been raised. The funds are being used to keep 12 girls in school.
“I will study well so I can be a pilot one day and fly high up in the sky”, says the 11 year old Heena (name changed) who resides in the slums of Ajmer. Her father is an alcoholic thus her mother is forced to work, she cleans the drainage and the streets for a living. Heena had to drop out of school as her mother was unable to afford the schooling expenses, but RSKS team intervened to make it possible for Heena to chase her dreams.
Thank you once again for helping girls like Heena stay in school. :)
Thank you for contributing to this fundraiser. As the funds were raised were not sufficient to support two teenagers we decided to use the funds to support Muskaan for two years.
The support Muskaan gets means that they have food and ration in their house and they will not have to work or beg anymore. Muskaan bought herself some warm clothes, shoes for the winter and a solar light that she uses for studying.
Thank you for your generous contribution. With your support, we successfully completed the fundraiser! The amount raised was used to buy school bags, set of 5 notebooks, pencils, pens and art materials for 110 children.
The bags have helped children in the rural areas carry their books comfortably to school. The art materials were used to provide art therapy sessions to children with disabilities. This has resulted in improving their mood swings, help them identify colours and improve their emotional well-being.
Thank you contributing to this fundraiser. The amount raised has helped fund three meals for 45 girls and their caregivers. Baale Mane ensures that the children take nutritious home-cooked lunch and snacks to school. This, in turn, leads to happier girls who are better focused on learning.
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