Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Help for a polio afflicted boy

This appeal via Chandni of FundACause (Note, please do verify the case
before donating, we have put this up in good faith):

From: Ramchandra.B.Patil@ril.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:18 PM
Subject: Request for financial help

Sub : Request for financial help.

My son Master Suraj Patil ( age 17 yrs) has polio in his left leg.
The leg was a little bent. It was operated three times and a steel

rod was inserted. After 5 years of operation, due to a fall while
playing he was again hurt and ankle got twisted and started paining,

When shown to Dr. Mangal Parihar at Mangal Anand Hospital, Chembur,
Mumbai, ( Maharashtra, India) he advised for another immediate

operation. The cost Including operation charges & hospitalisation etc.
is estimated around Rs. 1.5 lacs.

My meagre salary in no way will be sufficient to meet this huge
expense. Voluntary donations from generous people will only rescue

my child from this major handicap and I earnestly pray for help.
Those who are desirous of extending financial help, can send the money

directly to my Bank A/c. No. 43010400004862 with IDBI Bank, Thane
Branch ( Maharashtra) or by cheque in favour of Ramachandra B Pail

at Room NO. 6, Gajanan Krupa Society, Shingre Wadi, Bail Bazar, Kurla
(W) Mumbai 400070, Maharashtra, India. (M) 09967514226.

Thanks & Regards,

Ramachandra Patil


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Project Nanhi Kali wins international awards

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bucket a Hope- Fill it Up for the TCS World 10k run!

Bucket a hope: Fill it up! A campaign on individual giving in partnership with Bangalore Cares for the TCS World10k.
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All of us have a giving story. The times you helped someone and felt warm inside. The time you stepped into a classroom full of children jumping excitedly, hoping to add a little extra something to their routine. Or the time you planted a tree and realised how much you missed the green. Giving is indeed more receiving than receiving itself!

Touching someone's life positively is something that all of us look forward to do. Yet, we also worry about how, how much or how far it would go. 

As a run up to one of the biggest charity fundraisers in India, the TCS World 10k run in Bangalore, we at The Alternative turn the spotlight on giving. "Bucket a Hope" tells you how every drop can churn the ocean! We talk about the why, what and how of giving, the fantastic work of NGOs in Bangalore, incredible everyday heroes, passionate volunteers, those who literally stride miles to fund causes, giving champions, insight and interesting ways to give back. 
The "bucket" is something that each one of us has in our homes. So, time to grab your bucket and start filling it up with hope, if you haven't already! Be it time, money, talent, knowledge or just a smile, "giving" can make anyone feel better about themselves. 

So, what's your giving story? Blog about it, write to us about it, call and tell us, and we'll tell the world! Every story received will be featured on our website. Our editorial team will also choose the top 20 stories and the givers will receive a token of appreciation apart from many like minded people reading about their story.

What you need to do:
  • If you run a blog, use the Bucket a Hope button and blog about your giving story. Send us a link to the post and we'll publish an excerpt, linking back to your blog.
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  • Call us at +91 9535160357.
  • Get all your friends to share their giving stories and fill the bucket!
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The true power of One: Harekal Hajabba
When the govt. school in Newpadu closed down, Hajabba, a humble orange seller with a cycle gave his entire daily income to keep it open. The school has since flourished, attendance increased greatly with children studying upto Class X. And Hajabba serves as its School Council President.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Helpline for depressed children

A lovely initiative from The Times of India. A helpline for depressed children.

Call 1860 266 2345 if you need help for your child or if you need help.
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Help Orphan children to study and eat.

Received this mail as a forward from Chandni:

From: Rakesh Marqus <rakesh@bosconetindia.org>
Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011
Subject: sponsor food, school fee, stationary, books and uniform for orphan children at Don Bosco School in Tangla, Assam

Dear Chandni,

We just came across your site FundAcause and have to say it is a wonderful thing for people like us in need. Please help us reach out to the people who would like to help orphan children in our school.

Don Bosco Higher secondary school, Tangla, Udalguri Dist (BTAD), Assam- India. this school is run by Fathers who are Salesians of Don Bosco. This school is located in a remote area of Assam, three hours drive from Guwahati. In this school we not only give education but also run a small dispensary for the people in need. In this school we have children from very weak economic backgrounds.

We have 39 orphan children staying and studying in this school. we need sponsorship for the following things on per child basis.
  • Food - Rs. 800 P.M
  • Stationary- Rs.150 P.M.
  • School Fee- Rs.180 P.M.
  • Books - Rs- 2200 Per Annual.
  • Uniform- Rs.- 1800 Per Annual.
Willing sponsors can contact Rakesh on rakesh@bosconetindia.org . BoscoNet India is a resource and advocacy society of Don Bosco India. # 09891760046, 011-25390585.