GROWING up, I was ignorant about the hunger and abuse that street animals face. But now, when I want to give back, it is with these voiceless beings that I connect with most. Help me raise funds to rescue them.
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.
FRIENDS, I have known CYSD since my birth - please help me support their relief effort of distributing basic emergency needs to those who suffered catastrophic damage when Cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3.
A HEALTHY body is most important for a healthy mind - and personal hygiene is a part of it. Contribute towards a three-month supply of basic toiletries for the 39 young girls to whom Baale Mane is home.
DESPITE government efforts to minimise loss, Cyclone Fani has destroyed homes, livelihoods, fishermen's boats, farmers' crops and more. Fund the urgent need for food and disaster relief kits for those affected.
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.
TEN school-going girls at an orphanage have a range of cognitive disorders. At ₹2,500 per child per month, help weCan provide individually designed daily lessons to equip each with life skills.
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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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.
We raised enough to support 20 migrant children at our daycare centre. With their parents working hard as construction labourers, the children at our daycare centre often do not receive a proper education or adequate medical care, which is what the funds raised are going towards. We are also provide them with nutritious meals, fun activities, and occasionally take them out on field trips.
Five-year-old Jiya recently went on an exciting trip to the National Rail Museum in Delhi and said, "I liked going out with my Didi and really enjoyed see all the colourful trains."
Eight-year-old Hasina from Meghalaya was born with a cleft lip and palate. While her twin sister has been leading a normal and healthy life, Hasina's development has been restricted by not being able to eat properly. Her cleft lip and palate also made her feel self-conscious and shy. Her mother Fatima feared that Hasina would not be able to lead a normal life. That is, until one of our volunteers on the field met Hasina and identified her need for surgery. Hasina soon received surgery, and a few weeks later recovered with a beautiful smile!
We always have such an amazing time celebrating Puja with our students. Thanks to this fundraiser, we were able to buy new clothes for 150 children, while other funds covered the cost of new clothes for another 500 children.
The clothes were distributed just before Puja began so the children had something new to wear when we took them pandal hopping. They were all excited with their new clothes, and confidently joined in the city's Puja celebrations.
With your support, we raised ₹27,805 and successfully completed the fundraiser! The funds raised were used to provide three meals for 45 girls and their caregivers for a week. The girls get healthy home-cooked meals and snacks at the Baale Mane home and carry packed lunch to school which ensures they get their daily nutrition and are able to concentrate well in class.
Thank you for your valuable contribution. The meals will keep the girls healthy and happy.
Thank you for donating to this fundraiser! With your support, we raised ₹61,869 which was used to medicines for 24 children for six months.
Most of the special needs children supported come from families who struggle to meet their basic expenses on a daily basis. Long-term access to necessary medicines is crucial for these children.
We appreciate your contribution to this cause.
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