Joy of Giving Week By: Pooja Narwani Pooja Deliwala Ashish Solanki Vijay Rajpal Ruchit Zarna Shah
"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.“ “ The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” - Albert Einstein "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill Joy of Giving
The Joy of Giving Foundation provide care and support for people who need a little help to reach their greatest potential.
Unfortunately, these organizations whose gifts lift up children, young adults, and others in need are distracted from the greatest use of their gifts by the practical necessity of raising funds to support their services.
The Joy of Giving Foundation provides the connections between Givers and those in need of support.
Although it is important that Givers do their own due-diligence before sending money, the Joy of Giving Foundation works to investigate, advise, and support people and organizations whom we believe provide very special services.
“ We are excited at the phenomenal response we have got to this idea, from the time we started working on it. Within 3 months, several NGOs, celebrities, corporates and individuals have come forward and promised to celebrate the Joy of Giving during this Week. Volunteer groups in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore have started planning various initiatives in these cities. We are flooded with generous offers of free advertising and promotion, website programming and marketing, from giant corporations as well as individuals and small companies. Overall, we can sense that India is ready for an idea like this.”
“ We are all committed to making this Week a big success and move towards rekindling the great spirit of giving that used to be embedded in our culture. I call upon companies, schools, colleges, celebrities and the aam junta to join in the Joy of Giving Week and make it a success for India.”
“ The Joy of Giving Week is not just a token gesture, but a celebration of the goodness that each one of us has, and I am sure it will soon become a movement. It is time that we have unifying events that bring together people of different backgrounds, regions, classes where the only identity that matters is that of a human being. I am part of it because I know it will help me become a better person.”
“ The Joy of Giving Week is an idea whose time has come. The 21st century belongs to us Indians and we can take our rightful place among global superpowers if we all join together and give to create opportunities for the less fortunate.”
GiveIndia is India’s largest philanthropy exchange that connects individual donors to over 200 NGOs that have undergone rigorous due diligence. It currently channels Rs27crores p.a. from over 150,000 individual donors to these 200+ NGOs. GiveIndia introduced online donations to India, runs the largest Payroll Giving Programme that spans 30,000 employees in over 40 companies, and conceptualized Marathon based fundraising in India as the founding charity partner of the Mumbai and Delhi marathons.
Activities : Day Dates Seven Givings Things which can be Donated 1 26-09-2010 Food Grains Rice, Wheat, Pulses, biscuits, Noodles, Cornflakes, vermicelli, Milk Powder, Tea powder 2 27-9-2010 Clothes All kinds of clothes from Kids to Adults. 3 28-09-2010 Stationary Old Text Books, comics, Note book, white papers, files, folders, white sheets 4 29-9-2010 Toys Soft toys, Plastic. 5. 30-09-2010 Dry- Waste Old newspapers, 6 01-09-2010 Plants Any kinds of saplings apart from decorative plants 7 2-10-2010 Electronic goods/E-Waste Old cassettes, keyboards, tape recorders, radios, hair dryers, mouse, cd’s, water heaters,
Day Dates Seven Giving’s Coordinator Faculty Coordinator Organization to which we would donate 1 26-09-2010 Food Grains Vipul Ruth Nischala M.V. Foundation 2 27-9-2010 Clothes Bijo “ Goonj 3 28-09-2010 Stationary Vamshi Krishna “ Govt. School, Baghlingampally 4 29-9-2010 Toys Kumar Datta “ Home for disabled, Jeera. 5. 30-09-2010 Dry- Waste Abhilash “ ITC 6 01-09-2010 Plants Susloka “ Plant them in our own consortium colleges. 7 2-10-2010 Electronic goods/E-Waste Mohit “ Goonj
The Design for Giving School Contest inspires children between the age group 10-13 from over 10,000 private and government schools all over India to design solutions to India's problems and implement them during the Week. Presented by Riverside School in Ahmedabad,NID, Stanford Design School and IDEO, in partnership with hundreds of educational NGOs and schools across India.
Goonj runs a unique Vastradaan initiative that provides clothes and other amenities to the far flung villages, collecting on an average 20,000 kg or about 1.2 lac units of clothing every month, process it and distribute it through a unique clothes for work program.
For the Joy of Giving Week , Goonj has undertook a massive Clothes Collection Drive in over 25 cities, targeting to collect at least 1 crore units of clothing during the Week.
A "College Joy fest" to promote awareness and sensitivity among youth of 300+ college campuses in India catalyzing as fundraisers for the partner with local NGOs during the cultural festivals. The initiative was being led by JAM Magazine and was being supported by MTV India
7Days7Gifts, a simple idea where people will be encouraged to do random acts of kindness to people they don’t know for every day of the week. The 7 Day gifting challenge aims to take the focus away from you on to others.
"Battle of the Buffet" events by the 5 star Hotels in Chennai and Hyderabad, where they provided their most lavish spreads free of cost to NGOs of the city, who worked together as a city and sell donor passes to raise funds for their work