The festival of lights is round the corner and we’re sure you are all busy looking for gifts for your loved ones. But while you spread the love among your friends and family, let’s also gift something to the children and communities that face a lack of even the basic needs – after all everyone deserves a ‘Happy Diwali’, right?
What would the gift be? Gift them with a contribution – even the smallest one would make a huge difference. This Diwali, here are 5 fundraisers that you can contribute and make a difference to:
Save A Critically Ill Child
There are so many underprivileged children in India who are critically ill and do not have the means to get their treatment done. No child should die because of lack of funds, keeping that thought in mind, the gorgeous Dia Mirza – ambassador of Genesis Foundation has pledged to save lives by raising funds towards their treatment.
You have the chance to brighten up the future of these little souls. Join Dia in her effort to help a child walk, play, jump, laugh and LIVE again by contributing to her fundraiser.
Light Up A House
There are over 306.2 million individuals in India that do not have access to the basic necessity of electricity. A large number of these people live in villages and over 75% of them are below the poverty line. Project Chirag started by 3 thoughtful girls – Noorie, Saumya and Saakshi aims to benefit inhabitants of these areas that have no access to light. After analysing 100 homes and their problems, they have come up with a simple solution – solar power. Once installed, solar powered lights are free, clean, and give constant light to a rural house.
Project Chirag is working to provide solar powered lights to every off-grid rural house in India – help their cause by contributing to their fundraiser.
Cheer Up The Children In Hospitals
There are a number of children who spend Diwali in hospitals as they are suffering from various illnesses and who may not have anything to look forward to this Diwali.
Uday Foundation helps underprivileged patients who are currently undergoing various medical treatments in government hospitals. Light up their lives by contributing to their fundraiser.
Light Up These Artisans’ House
Lack of electricity has left the villagers of Gotiguda, a small village in Odisha, in poverty. The villagers are highly skilled craftsmen who depend on Dokhra metal crafts for their livelihood. However, without electricity and lighting, they are unable to produce enough craft work and thus struggle to make ends meet.
The funds raised through this fundraiser will be used to set-up a solar micro-grid, provide lights and supply a polishing machine. This solution is built on community involvement and is designed to be a long-term, self-sustaining solution. Help them get the opportunities they deserve by contributing to their fundraiser.
Make Diwali Special For Truck Drivers
Everything that we need on a day to day basis is brought to our door step thus making our life simple and convenient. Over time this has become a necessity making us forget that it takes tremendous effort for the truck drivers who make this happen.
This Diwali, support WOW Truck’s initiative of spreading happiness to truck drivers and their families by contributing to their fundraiser.
So you see – there are so many people and causes you can make a difference to this Diwali. Light up their lives – trust us, it’s going to be way more illuminating than the diyas and lanterns.