WE thought our wedding is the perfect occasion to support NGOs who do so much for those in need. Instead of any gifts, we'd really appreciate a donation to TSPCA who rescue sick, injured or abandoned animals.
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.
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.
I AM 25 today and I want to make this milestone birthday memorable by helping to equip youth from vulnerable backgrounds with life skills to rise above the environment they were born into - please support me!
THE Santal community's rich heritage of art and music is slowly being lost to modernity. Help Daricha teach a unique form of puppetry, practised by just a few, to youth keen to preserve their dying traditions.
EVERY day 194million people in India go to sleep hungry - while 1.8lakh tonnes of freshly-prepared food is wasted daily. Fund Akshaya Aahara @ ₹2,000 per day to rescue surplus food and give it to those in need.
MY dearest friends! I’m overwhelmed with your wishes and love for my birthday. I have all I need but if you wish to gift anything, then let's do something meaningful and help provide flood relief in Assam.
THIS August we, Team Alaska, are taking up the challenge to drive 3,000km in an autorickshaw in India to raise funds for SATHI, an NGO who rescue children on rail platforms and reunite them with their families.
TWO educational centres providing after school support to 200 children from the Topsia and Park Circus slums are in disrepair. Help T-SHED renovate the classrooms to make them safe, joyful places of learning.
LOSING Sonika so suddenly at such a young age is a tragedy we may never recover from. To commemorate what would have been her 30th birthday we, her friends, want to support 30 disadvantaged girls under 30.
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.
RADHA has repeatedly scored first class marks in her exams and is in the final year of a BA degree. Like her, high achievers Nandini, Rekha, Vidya and Vaideshwari too need to pay their college fees by November.
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.
AN offer from Webel Technologies for a course in 3D animation and filmmaking will give 20-year-old Dilip Mondal real skills for a job - and a passport out of poverty. Help Calcutta Rescue fund his fees.
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.
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.
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!
AS classrooms across the world focus on World War 1 in its centenary year, help ReReeti curate a travelling exhibition for schools and bring local relevance to a global event by highlighting India's role in it.
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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Donations are sufficient to save around 17 migrant children. These children are often neglected by their parents who work as construction laborers. Mobile Crèches is using more than 60% of the funding to provide them with better nutrition. The rest of the contributions are being used for providing health and educational services.
The children are in a safe, enriching learning environment for a better future
The amount raised will benefit more than 300 of Kolkata’s most deprived slum children through the renovation of the 150 year old residential building. Currently the hired architect is at work, while the contractor is going to be finalized. By April 2020 the building will become a safe learning space with a computer center, library, makerspace, dining area and toilets for girls.
One such beneficiary is Nilu, who was just five years old when he was brought to Calcutta Rescue. With no home to go to, Calcutta Rescue supported him by giving him a good hostel education in Kolkata. Every week Nilu comes to Calcutta Rescue for supplementary education and food supplies. CR also provides him with clothing and even football boots. Nilu does wonders with the football and one day he dreams of being like his idol, the Brazilian Neymar
Together we are changing lives, thank you for that. :)
Thank you for raising 2o,603/- to help buy books & bags for 13 children.
Students of St. Joseph Matriculation School, Kalakad were provided with Long & Short Notebooks, Pens, Writing pad, Sketches, Pencils, Erasers and a School Bag. These children usually drop out of school and are often victims of child labour.
Aiswarya. M used to work with her mother doing household chores, with no time to enjoy her childhood. ARDS Education support program changed her life completely. She now studies in class II and was one of the beneficiaries of your contribution.
Nambi Gothai is 13 years old and his father is a daily wage earner. Nambi spent most of his childhood in picking up rags. Your generosity has reduced the burden for his family.
Thank you for your generous donation to the fundraiser. With your support we raised, ₹3,002, which helped us provide nutritious meals to 15 rescued and vulnerable children for two days in December 2018.
Most of the rescued children are severely undernourished when they arrive. Nutritious food four times a day helps revive their health and increase their weight safely over a period of time.
Thank you for your donation to this fundraiser. With your contribution, we were able to raise ₹15,307.
The fund raised were used to provide healthy mid-day meals to 68 migrant children for one month. The continued provision of meals has helped us maintain regular attendance of the students at our Wazirabad Education Center.
Thank you for donating to this fundraiser. With your help, we raised ₹2,952 which positively impacted around 43 street animals by providing them with food and medication.
The animals we rescued were malnourished and injured and needed urgent need of care. The medicines and food helped restore their health.
Vanita*, whose vision was progressively worsening due to keratoconus, was able to receive surgery in January thanks to our successful fundraiser - and thanks to you!
The funds covered the costs of surgery, cornea and medication. The surgery went well, and her graft was monitored for two months. She has recovered and is now fit to work again, and go for further education. We are guiding her on this matter, and wish her well no matter what she chooses!
*Name changed to protect identity
We arranged educational trips for 80 boys, of which the costs of eight boys were covered with your support!
The older boys went to Aihole and Pattadkal, where they visited temples built during the Chalukya dynasty. The younger boys were split into two groups - one visited a zoo and nature park, while the other group visited the Tunga Badhra Dam.
The trips served as a much needed break and gave them a chance to learn something new. The boys were responsible for planning the trip; figuring out the routes, entrance fees, arranging food. Once we returned, the groups presented their learnings to everyone else.
Even though we didn't achieve our target for this fundraiser, we were able to cover the remaining costs internally. At the beginning of January this year, we purchased and installed a 10 kilowatt zero-emission diesel generator at our training center in Keonjhar. A shed is currently under construction for the generator.
With the funds raised, we opted for 40kg of dates. Dates are very high in iron, and a great supplement for individuals who are anaemic. So far, we have distributed some of the packets of dates to families that we work with, but will be distributing the rest during a special training we will be conducting with adolescent girls. A majority of the girls that will be at the training are HIV-positive, or have family members who are HIV-positive. We will be working with them on building resilience and life-skills.
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