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Make A Shelter Home Truly A 'Home' For The Children!
9%
Raised
Rs.32,651
of Rs.3,70,000
17 supporters
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    Created by

    Vinnie Jain
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Ashadeep Shelter Home

    from Bangalore, Karnataka

I was only 7 when on my way back home from a nearby park in my locality, I came across two rag-picking siblings. On seeing them undressed, I brought them home and asked my mother to give away few of my clothes to them. This was my very first encounter with the underprivileged children (more or less my age) that invoked the feeling of giving.

From this moment onwards, I seized opportunities to contribute in any manner. From raising funds for cancer patients, to working towards environmental conservation, to teaching children in a nearby village, during my boarding school days; to simply visiting a slum with sweets during occasions or feeding abandoned children and old ladies, during my college life; to participating in CSR initiatives; to becoming a registered blood, eye and stem cell donor; to eventually switching to the social sector professionally and simultaneously volunteering with NGOs and foundations, there is no holding me back.

I have always felt that we can never really know what they are going through. There is no perfect time or age to make this world a better place. I only wish more people would change their mindset and come forward to make a difference.

Once again, picking up the pieces from where I left, currently I volunteer at a shelter home and an orphanage and they need your help. Winters is coming and with their education in place, these children are currently dealing with issues of getting basic amenities such as food, clothing and toiletries.

To begin with, there are 49 girls in a shelter home and 205 boys in an orphanage. It would really make a difference to their lives if we can contribute in our own way to make their respective places literally a 'home' for them.

The funds will be utilised for food, winter clothing, educational material and sanitation purposes at a shelter home - Ashadeep and an orphanage - St. Mary's. While the average expenditure on 49 girls at shelter home is 1.5-1.7 Lakh per month for 3 time meals, toiletries, clothing and education specific needs, the average expenditure on 205 boys per months is between 2-2.1 Lakh - mainly on their food and education. Almost little or no expenditure is made on their clothing, toiletries and sports equipments.

This implies that around INR 18 Lakh is needed for the shelter home to sustain 49 girls for the entire year and about INR 24 Lakh is needed to sustain 205 boys. This implies that about INR 42 Lakh is needed for 254 children for a year. 

However, my plan is to focus on coming three months for the children to be able to survive the winter season. Therefore, the budget needed for the same would be INR 3.7 Lakh.

The money will be utilised for food, toiletries, proper clothes, winter clothes, sports equipments and basic educative material that can be used across shelter home to inculcate other values and a certain lifestyle in them.

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