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Help Haji Public School get a reliable solar grid.


Raised Rs. 9,31,000 with the help of 217 supporters.

Thank you for your interest in this fundraiser. We are SauraMandala, a group of like minded people who intend on picking up causes that bring about long lasting change and impact into society.

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As our pilot project we aim to

‘Provide a reliable solar grid to power smart classrooms at Haji Public School,Breswana’.

Haji Public School is located in Breswana, a high altitude agrarian Himalayan village in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The school caters to the students in the region and surrounding villages and currently educates  about 350 first generation learners in its three branches. The school runs a successful volunteer program to be able to impart education to the students.

Why Breswana and Haji Public School?

– We have been previous volunteers at the school and have faced all the problems first hand. It is also our personal effort to give back to the school and village.

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What is SauraMandala?

-SauraMandala is a group of people who want to be the change they want to see.

– Right now it is three people

Nagakarthik – Electrical engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and has experience with solar energy for remote communities and regions for about 2 years now.

Prateek – Computer Science engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and is extremely passionate about societal development.

Keerthi – Mechanical engineer by education, ex-CISCO and is an avid traveler with his heart set on bring about change in society.

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What is the scope of the project?

– To provide a solar powered grid at each of the three branches of Haji Public School.

– To setup smart screens with educational content to aid volunteers and local teachers in classrooms.

What challenges will you be addressing?

– To address the lack of dependable electricity to light up classrooms and run labs due to the terrain, weather and power cuts.

– To aid the volunteers to use audiovisual aids in classrooms to explain concepts better to these kids who have had limited exposure to the world outside.

– To introduce the kids to the internet and experiential learning.

What are the challenges you will face?

– Breswana is not connected by road, this makes it difficult to transport materials, all the components will have to be transported on horseback or carried up.

Isn’t it cold there, will solar panels work?

– The region receives abundant sunlight during the months that the school is operational ( March to December)

How will I know where my money is going?

– We believe in complete transparency and will follow the same for the project. There will be frequent updates both from our end and the school to keep us accountable. We are happy to address any concerns that you may have, please feel free to contact us. You can find a rough breakup of costs here.

Is this a one time gig?

No. We plan to learn from this project and replicate it in different regions. We also plan to expand to more community level projects in the regions that we work in.

Why don’t you approach a corporate sponsor instead?

We would love to work with a mix of corporate and individual sponsors for our projects, we believe that joint efforts will have more impact. If you are a corporate who shares the vision and want to get involved, please contact us, we would love to work with you.

We are proud to announce our campaign partner Tespack, from Spain. Do check them out, they have some amazing products and have done some stellar work in different parts of the world.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their education, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Help me empower underprivileged girl children


Raised Rs. 6,53,336 with the help of 154 supporters.

I am looking to raise funds to support the NGO ‘Just For Kicks’ program of imparting life skills through football, for 100 girls in the Dharwad district of Karnataka. ‘Just For Kicks’ in partnership with Enabling Leadership Foundation(ELF) is already running a pilot across 8 villages in Dharwad and witnessing phenomenal results with the girls becoming increasingly self-aware and confident through a game that’s been tainted as being a boy’s sport. With the football at their feet, these girls are now starting to dream big and question the status quo. Inspired by this progress, I am now looking to spearhead the expansion of ‘ Just For Kicks’ programming in rural Karnataka with the vision of reaching 100 more girls by next year.

Program cost for one child over one year: 6500 Rs / 100$. This cost includes: 48 training sessions, Training Gear For Each Child – Studs, Shinguards, Jerseys, Orientation Sessions For School and Parents, Participation in ‘Just For Kicks’ League games, Access to scouting opportunities and scholarships, Individual child and team assessment reports.

My piece in the puzzle:

Long before I fell in love with the cause of Just For Kicks, I fell in love with the beautiful game of football.

What I learned from football – Grit, Respect, Empathy, Courage, Teamwork, Leadership and most importantly Love. It is safe to say that Football has sculpted my personality in multiple ways. Growing up as a footballer and representing the Indian U-17 squad, I found myself feeling constantly underwhelmed by our facilities, resources and lack of support structures. Injuries bogged me down and I increasingly found myself fighting an uphill battle not just against the structures in place but also the culture around the sport. To that end, I fell prey to our failing sports/talent management system.

Having finished my engineering and working a run of the mill consulting gig for a year – I decided to fight back. I pursued the Teach for India fellowship and then completed my Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University with the hope of coming back to India to ensure that each child has the opportunity to play the beautiful sport and has the opportunity to take up the sport if he/she is passionate about it. As I look to champion the cause that ‘Just For Kicks’ has valiantly taken up, I realise that I need all the support I can get to fulfill the vision of reaching 1 million children by the year 2025 and making sure that no child falls through the cracks of our nation’s faltering sporting system.

Just For Kicks is a school intervention program working towards teaching children through a life skills-based football curriculum invaluable lessons of commitment, confidence, self-awareness, and grit. We work in the 5 Indian cities namely Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai, and the rural district of Dharwad in Karnataka in schools catering to students from the bottom of the economic pyramid. We believe in #EveryonePlays and begin working with children, both boys and girls, as young as 7 years old and continue training with them till the age of 16, through an ongoing collaboration with their schools.

Enabling Leadership is a Netherlands-based non-profit organisation that uses innovative mediums of music and sports to foster valuable life skills of leadership, creativity, confidence and global citizenship among marginalised children who have limited or no access to high quality education systems.

Why Focus on Girls: Football acts as an equalizer where in once you step onto the pitch – gender, socioeconomic background, social class don’t matter. This pitch then becomes symbolic of a free society where in all are equals, thus affording a girl child to express herself, uninhibited by constraints of our society. This expression then translates into various values such as grit and confidence being built up in the girl child that nudge the society to view them as equals and subsequently create a cycle of systemic change led by a mentality shift.

Donate and be a part of the football revolution where girls will play alongside boys, and all students will receive equal opportunity irrespective of their gender and socioeconomic status.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay to get trained in the sport they love, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Help us Save Karthi


Raised Rs. 25,85,870 with the help of 1319 supporters.

“I’ve become so big now appa, I’m going to be in the second standard!”, I still remember how excited Karthi was. He smelled the pages of his brand new books while we were putting brown covers on them. It’s been three months since all his friends started going to school and my Karthi has been left behind. He has been to class only twice, that too because the medical certificate I carry everywhere couldn’t relieve him from that particular exam. The day we finished the registration process for his class, we also received his alarming reports, so we got him admitted the very next day.

Today my 7-year-old son has a swollen face, acidic stomach and dysfunctional liver because of a severe liver disease. With more than 50% of his liver not supporting his system, we need Rs. 25 lakh to save his life before it fails. He needs a liver transplantation in the first week of November. Every moment, the realisation of being far from the amount that’s required to save my baby’s life hits us and terrifies us. Please help me out – I don’t want to lose my son.

My name is Rajshekhar Nadar. I live with my wife, Karthi and my younger son. I deliver gas cylinders for a living and makes Rs. 25,000 every month. My wife takes care of the house and our children. I’m the only earning member of my family – no matter how many cylinders I deliver in the next month, we won’t be able to reach that number, not even in our dreams. The needles, the biopsies, the endoscopies, all are a stark reminder of how badly we want to see our son healthy and how much money that’s going to cost us.

Karthi’s health has been sensitive right from the start. When he was born, for the first ten months, everything was fine, but suddenly after that everything changed for the worse. He got fever and symptoms of what the doctors thought was jaundice. For almost a year, we spent Rs. 70,000 on his tests only to find out that this is a different kind of jaundice that needs attention from bigger hospitals. After a few more tests, the doctors at the Jaslok Hospital said that he’ll have to get checkups every 3 months till he becomes old enough to get a transplant. So it’s been over 6 years since we started taking rounds of hospitals and so far, we’ve spent a total of Rs. 1,48,000 for his check-ups, tests and medicines.

How we’ve arranged seems pretty unbelievable in retrospect. With God’s grace things have worked out for us so far. Relatives, company that my husband works for, parents, savings, we’ve stretched our hands in front of every source of help we could think of. But now we’ve exhausted everything. If we don’t get him operated in the first week of November, the risk level will rise and his liver may fail. We’re trying to sell our land back in our village in about Rs. 5 lakh but such deals take time to process. That’s the last option we’re left with. Where will I get the rest of the money for the transplantation from? It’s a scary question that I don’t know the answer to. Your support in the form of donations can help me pay for my child’s treatment.

Since the last 5 days, Karthi is in the hospital battling some of the worst symptoms of this horrible disease. His arms and legs are swollen. Sometimes his mouth starts bleeding even when he’s just talking. There are times when he wants to eat but he’s not allowed to. How can you say no to your own child when he cries and says he’s hungry? The glucose pipes inserted in his body are providing nutrition to his body right now. He’s restless all the time – he struggles to fall asleep at night. My wife and I are up all night telling him stories or singing him lullabies.

The most heartbreaking is keeping him away from the things he loves the most – playing with his friends and his school. There was a time when Karthi used to be silent only while sleeping. Otherwise, he would just run around the house and in the park throwing the ball around. When I see such a big difference in his behaviour, it’s really upsetting. He keeps asking us every now and then when he’ll be able to go to school. We have no answer to that right now because we don’t know when we can get him medically fit to attend school.

We’re just a few days away from our deadline. This transplantation could give Karthi the childhood that has unfortunately been lost in these hospitals. His mother and I really want to see him healthy and happy again. We would do anything to save his life. Unfortunately, after trying everything in our power, we’re still falling short of funds to afford the treatment that could change his life. We really need this – no 7-year-old deserves to spend most of his time lying in a hospital bed rather than a park or in his class.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their medical treatment, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Help Pushpesh fight Blood Cancer


Raised Rs. 23,78,790 with the help of 968 supporters.

He had stars beaming in eyes, all positive for tomorrow, aspiring to be a name in the creative world, Pushpesh, followed his dream to become an actor and took on challenges he faced head-on while keeping a rejuvenating smile on his face, helping and supporting his family and friends along the way. Needless to say, he has faced many roadblocks and tragedies in his life with the amazing support from his wife, Darshna. Anyone who knows them can attest to the fact that they are made for each other and are the biggest support to each other. He has worked as a Radio Jockey (RJ) in Rainbow FM , Fever FM, and acted in various plays portraying difficult characters and bringing them to life.

How it all started

Pushpesh and his family were lately recovering from the loss of his father in a road accident, but fate had a greater challenge waiting for them ahead, he got diagnosed with acute leukemia one and half months ago and was advised by the doctors to be hospitalized as soon as possible. It came as a shock for all of us as he had always been extremely disciplined in his approach towards his lifestyle with proper diet & exercise regime in place.

Nothing came easy in life for Pushpesh but he always had a smile on his face while making everyone around him happy, no matter what. He worked hard with the able support of his wife and family to achieve what he has achieved today. But, like any of us, he also couldn’t have anticipated such a turn in his life when everything was just about to become better for both Pushpesh and Darshna. Life has again thrown a challenge in front of them and they are fighting it with all their might and will keep doing it until he comes back home with the same smile which he had when he went to the hospital.

In the initial stages of chemotherapy his recovery was very promising & his body was responding positively. Cancer cells in his blood were down to zero by third chemo session, but then came his bone marrow biopsy report which suggested that the cancer was still widespread in his bone marrow & bone marrow transplantation is the only option, for which the cost estimation is Rs.25 Lacs.

And it Escalated..

So he braced himself & got ready for high dose chemotherapy required before his bone marrow transplant. He underwent 5 high dose chemotherapy, a total of 8 doses till now, which completely depleted his immunity, making him highly prone to any kind of infections. Till now we were not aware that worst was yet to come, Pushpesh caught severe bacterial infection with persistent high fever impacting his lungs & kidneys. Doctors tried treating his infection in the his current surrounding only, but his situation kept on deteriorating, with injury to lung making it more difficult for him to breathe, he was then shifted to Advanced Critical Care Unit (ICCU) to be under continuous monitoring. Now, along with lung & kidneys, his gall bladder, liver & heart are also impacted, delaying his recovery and further treatment.

How can you help?

Whom we had imagined to be performing on silver screen is lying muted, ribboned in gloomy green robe, each second fighting like a warrior to live for another second. Help us bring few more strokes of cheerfulness in lives of those who know Pushpesh. While Pushpesh is fighting this brave battle with such low immunity, we request you to help us in supporting him financially. His family has already spent 18 Lacs on his treatment which includes their savings and insurance & with the pace of his recovery he will have to spend more time in ICU which will cost him 15 Lacs more. Adding to that Doctors have given an estimate for bone marrow at 25 Lacs, the total costs mounts up to around 60 Lacs. They are falling short by 50 lacs.

We would urge anyone and everyone to extend their helping hand in betterment of a person who will continuously make this world a better place. Any contribution you make, big or small, will put us in your debt forever.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their medical treatment, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

“Without a transplant, Deepak will die.” Helpless father appeals for funds for son’s surgery


Raised Rs. 9,57,401 with the help of 748 supporters.

My son always said, “Fight till the very end and give it your all, so that you can face your own self”. I try to live every moment by these words.

Deepak, my 28-year-old son, has been a constable with the Mumbai Police for six years now. Right from his childhood, he was passionate about serving the country and its people; so, we weren’t surprised when he decided to appear for the IPS examination. He’s the bravest person I know; never thinks twice before helping someone in need. Whenever I visit Mumbai, his seniors and friends at the police station always have the nicest things to say about him – he makes me so proud.

Today, my brave and tough son has lost all sense of who he is. About 10 days ago, I saw him trying to bite the flesh off of whoever came near him, even as four of his closest friends struggled to tie him to the ambulance bed. Do you know how terrifying it is to see your grown-up son behave like that? I was so horrified, I could barely move.

My son Deepak Patil is suffering from end-stage liver disease and Hepatitis B. I’m sharing this because after trying everything in my capacity, we’re now in desperate need of funds to keep my son alive. He’s unconscious and breathing with the help of machines. To save his life, we need to arrange an early liver transplant. It will cost us a total of Rs 22 lakhs.

I’m Ananda Patil, Deepak’s father. My family consists of my wife, three daughters, and one son. Deepak’s salary was our only constant source of income; he made about Rs. 15,000 every month. Since this disease got the better of him, that has stopped coming in too.

In fact, Deepak had just started a new chapter in his life: he had been married for only a year before this disease caught him. Sometime in July this year, he started turning yellow and developed a fever. He lost his appetite; he just wouldn’t eat and even had trouble sleeping. Finally, we had no choice but to take him to the hospital. After a few tests, the doctors explained what had happened. Deepak’s liver had failed and he needed a replacement at the earliest.

I didn’t know how to respond at first. We come from a small village in Kolhapur, and it’s difficult for me to understand the ways or people of this city. With Deepak now lying on the hospital bed, I feel directionless and overwhelmed. Every day there’s a new bill to account for – either for medicines, or the machines, or the hospital. I hope no father goes through this gut-wrenching pain and helplessness. We have no resources left but for the kindness of strangers.

Deepak has always been in everyone’s good books. I say that because most of the funds that we’ve spent on his treatment have come from well-wishers and friends. When we explained Deepak’s situation to one of his close friends, he gave an entire month’s salary to us without batting an eyelid. I wish I could tell Deepak how he was helping me, despite being in such a bad place. We’ve spent over Rs. 1 lakh so far. I’ve sold all that my land has produced, but, it’s nowhere close to the amount we need. Our last resort now is help in the form of donations from kind people who read our story.

A few days ago, amidst all this despair, the doctors at Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals gave me a ray of hope. One of my daughter’s has a blood type that matches Deepak’s, and they believe she can become a donor. When we asked her if she’s willing to do this, her only response was, “I’ll do whatever it takes to save my brother’s life”.

Now that god has finally showed us the way, everything depends on how fast we arrange the funds for the transplant. A simple man like me cannot even dream of accomplishing this by myself.

The world needs more people like my son. Please help me save his life by donating to his fundraiser page on It would mean everything to my family.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their medical treatment, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Give Rudra A New Life


Raised Rs. 14,09,470 with the help of 748 supporters.

“Your power levels have gone down. This tube you see will take the dripping power liquid inside your body so you can become strong again like Chhota Bheem.” Since I’ve told my 4-year-old son Rudra this, he flexes his tiny, needled arm every night before sleeping. I’ve tried different ways to answer his innocent questions and he seems to have liked this the most. I don’t have the strength or courage to tell my son that the reason he’s going through such painful tests and skipping school is the six lettered disease the world dreads – cancer.

I’m Dinesh Pote, a freelance gym trainer by profession. I live with my wife and two children in a small chawl in Chembur. A good month for me is earning Rs. 6,000 from the clients that I have. There are times when I struggle to find even one. Right now, I’m holding a medical bill in my hand that states that my son has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the treatment will continue for 2-3 years costing me at least Rs. 12 lakhs which includes treatment and postoperative costs. It’s like the sky came crashing down. Both cancer and the cost to save my son’s life have left my family devastated. My inability to pay for my son’s treatment can cost me his life. How will I live with myself if my son dies because I failed to pay on time? Your support in the form of donations can help me save my son’s life.

One unfortunate afternoon, I got a frantic call from Rudra’s teacher informing us that he has collapsed in the school. When we went to pick him up, he was running a temperature and he was limping while walking. On our local doctor’s advice, we got an X-ray done. All the reports were normal but Rudra continued to limp, we thought it must have been the after effect of the fall.

A few days later, while attending an aarti during Ganesh Chaturthi, I noticed a black coloured spot on his forehead. In a few days, these spots started spreading to other parts of his body, some even looked like blood clots. We got worried and rushed him to the nearest hospital run by a trust. After a few tests, the doctors explained that Rudra has blood cancer and it was curable provided I get the treatment started at the earliest. The treatment and other expenses cost were a whopping Rs. 12 lakh. Since that day, every thought I have is around arranging this amount so I can save my son’s life.

The first few days at the hospital were extremely difficult for us. Rudra went through a series of painful tests – most of them would end with him screaming in pain, begging us to take him home. It was such a painful sight, his mother would often start crying too. When I saw Rudra’s arm at night, my heart broke. I decided to shift him to the Hinduja Hospital in Mahim immediately – his arm had turned purple and black because of the constant needling. I’m glad I made that decision because the tests my son undergoes are not painful anymore. After his experience at the trust, Rudra has developed a fear of needles, he starts crying when he sees doctors holding syringes. I can see that’s changing now – at a very slow pace but it is.

So far, I’ve spent over Rs. 1.5 lakh on tests, medicines, and hospital charges. I mortgaged my wife’s mangalsutra and got about a lakh because of that. I’ve received the rest from running to trusts that help families of patients that can’t afford medical treatment on their own. But I haven’t come close to the amount I need to pay. I’ve written to many trusts already but I’m yet to hear from them. I don’t have a lot of time. Now my only hope is getting donations from people who read my story.

Since the last couple of days, things have changed dramatically for Rudra. He’s come from his classroom bench to a hospital bed, from being around his friends to being around nurses, doctors, and other patients. The doctors explained that he’s at a high risk of infection so we make sure everything is dust free. My Rudra is a smart child. Often he reminds me to use the sanitizer when I come near him. He says “Baba how can you touch me before sanitizing your hands?”. He’s very co-operative for a 4-year-old. I try to keep things normal for him. He loves to colour so I ensure there’s always a colouring book at his bedside.

Rudra needs to get his treatment done before cancer gets worse. I haven’t managed to gather any more money. The thought of losing my child haunts me when I’m sleeping and when I’m awake I have two children who look at me like I’m their hero. My younger daughter is always wondering where everyone is since my wife and I spend most of our time in the hospital. I just want to see Rudra healthy and happy again.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their medical treatment, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Things to keep in mind for Online Fundraising

Just because it appears to be anything but difficult to fund-raise on the web, foundations still should comprehend and consider a few issues before accepting endowments on the Internet.

  • Maybe the most disregarded by numerous associations is that they are not excluded from the registration requirements that many states force on associations requesting cash from their occupants. In the event that a fundraisers at a charity have any inquiries regarding this, they should contact the Attorney General’s office in the state, which has oversees obligations regarding charities.
  • Nowadays we are seeing just two digits, rather than triple digit, yearly increments – associations can’t simply be laid back and sit tight for the cash to come in. The “Donate Now” catch, without anyone else’s input, won’t do the trap. If they want donors to hit that button, they need to work for it – and be spurred to give. This implies all the writing and correspondence to prospects need to noticeably incorporate the association’s site. Individuals intrigued by philanthropy or its motivation go to the website first. Along these lines, the site must be as excellent as it can be, with programs and other applicable data inside simple route, so that the “Donate Now” catch work something.
  • Charitable associations need to nourish into its online interests with web-based social networking, for example, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. Keeping in contact with the donors is and will keep on being important to benefactors, so it becomes easy for philanthropies to contact them.
  • In spite of the fact that sites will be an essential piece for future in <a href=”” title=”Online Fundraising”>Online Fundraising</a>, we are still not to the point where each exchange happens on the web is safe. While associations need to remain cautious about innovation and technological advancements, and also simultaneous changes in individuals’ mentalities about how they utilize the Internet, raising money is not just about clicking on a linked button. With Ketto you don’t need to worry about scams.

What is crowdfunding and how it is popular in India?

You must already be familiar with the term crowdfunding. This is a novel way to raise funds for any project or idea or even a new venture. Crowdfunding lets entrepreneurs raise money in small amounts from a large number of investors or people who are connected via the internet.

Crowdfunding isn’t a new concept in India. We all might have dropped some money into a donation box at the billing counter of a store, or contributed to children raising funds for flood relief. It is the same practice of raising money from the crowd for a noble cause where an individual contributes a small amount of money towards a cause.

The realisation of an individual where the person thinks he or she is more privileged than others is the motivation behind why crowdfunding is becoming popular in India today. This social change has a considerable measure to do with how we expend web-based social networking. Indians spend about 4.5 hours per day on the Internet, which is very nearly 17% of our opportunity in a day.

We don’t simply read human intrigue stories. Growing up around neediness, hunger, unemployment, illiteracy, pollution etc has affected the giving habit in India. Much the same as demand and supply relationship, when there are more destitute individuals, there are similarly the same number of individuals willing to offer assistance.

Raising funds online makes it easy for you to make a difference, serve individuals in need, make a positive effect, and change lives around you consistently. You don’t need to be a social activist to help the destitute. Crowdfunding engages people to steer and lead the change.

Ketto is one of the best crowdfunding sites in the country and has enabled people to raise necessary funds for films, music projects, social and charitable initiatives and other creative and personal reasons. This is one of the most reliable platforms that is sought after by people across Asia over several years.

Things you should know before donating

There are two things each donor ought to do before giving. Firstly, evaluation of the charity’s money related well-being and responsibility and transparency with the donors.

Furthermore, contact the organisation! Addressing a charitable organisation specifically can furnish you with more prominent comprehension about its projects, mission, and objectives.

There are many websites for raising money for a cause but before you trust them with your money, here are a few questions to ask!

  • What is your association’s main goal?

Genuine associations know precisely their identity, what they do, and why they are required.

  • What advance is your association making towards its objectives?

Ask your association what it has done to improve the issue it supports. Will the association exhibit how their activities have affected their advance?

  • What are the association’s objectives?

Objectives are an important device to quantify achievement. On the off chance that a charity can not impart its objectives, both short and long haul, it is troublesome for a donor to realize what the charity is working towards.

  • What sources are accessible to expand my trust in your work?

Experts have demonstrated that most organisations are mindful, legitimate and organised. Genuine charitable associations exhibit transparency. Documents related to their registration etc are readily available

Be informed about how your money is spent. Donors take the time, forthright, to discover associations they can trust for a long time to come. Also, when they find that charitable association, they should feel certain about giving it their monetary help. Ketto is Asia’s most trusted and visited crowdfunding platform that works with some of India’s top non-profits. You can trust them to utilise your genuine contribution correctly.

Charity Is Never Forced

Value education classes have been preaching about doing good deeds and charity. The social clubs in schools and colleges go about asking students to stand by them in their activities. While these help students to be more aware of their surrounding and improve social interaction sometimes students do them out of compulsion.

Many a times the institution enforces credit points for doing charity and social work. As soon as this system enters the scene, charity doesn’t remain charity in its true sense. It becomes a part of the syllabus that one needs to follow in order to get something in return. In case of students, the pressure is on the guardians when it comes to donating a certain amount of money. Haven’t we often heard parents complaining about the institution for constantly asking for things or donations? Most of the money sent through their children may come half heartedly and unwillingly. It is like spending out of compulsion.

Another adverse effect of forced charity is witnessed during campaigns where old clothes and toys are collected for the underprivileged. How often have you seen things in good condition being donated? Sometimes the organisation members request people to not give torn clothes. Most people get rid of things they can’t utilise but the problem lies in the fact that neither anyone can utilise them as well. So what is the point in having people forced to charity?

One might argue saying that what seems like forcing is actually an initiative to make people realise their social duty which otherwise would have been neglected. The argument is fair enough. But having students from varied economical background donate the same amount is somewhat unfair. Making it necessary to fill raffle sheets completely is also something which should be called forced charity.

So donate when you are genuinely willing to. There are Websites To Raise Money For A Cause with whom you can trust your money with. You can check out Ketto if you want to make a donation.