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Make A Shelter Home Truly A 'Home' For The Children!

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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8th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all your support!

Through this campaign, we have not only managed to rope in few individuals for a donation of woollen clothes but a foundation has agreed to help us 'in kind' for the same.

Meanwhile, the refrigerator that the shelter home bought 4 years ago was not functioning anymore and thus, we chose to provide them with the same to preserve the food.

The refrigerator bought is a second hand and we paid INR 6500 to purchase it and INR 467 for its delivery post-negotiation. I'll be uploading the receipts soon and the images as well.

Thanks again for your immense support. :)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all your support!

Through this campaign, we have not only managed to rope in few individuals for a donation of woollen clothes but a foundation has agreed to help us 'in kind' for the same.

Meanwhile, the refrigerator that the shelter home bought 4 years ago was not functioning anymore and thus, we chose to provide them with the same to preserve the food.

The refrigerator bought is a second hand and we paid INR 6500 to purchase it and INR 467 for its delivery post-negotiation. I'll be uploading the receipts soon and the images as well.

Thanks again for your immense support. :)
28th December 2018
Thank you for all your contributions! The campaign has caught an eye of a foundation and few people who are ready to support these children through means of food and clothing for a month. However, we are trying to manage this for at least 6 months. Although a long shot, but its worth it. Thanks again and do spread the word! :)
Thank you for all your contributions! The campaign has caught an eye of a foundation and few people who are ready to support these children through means of food and clothing for a month. However, we are trying to manage this for at least 6 months. Although a long shot, but its worth it. Thanks again and do spread the word! :)
6th December 2018
While the plan is to help them sustain for an entire year, it's time to start focusing on immediate goals. Therefore, the amount mentioned is for a month. The next would be for 3 months, 6 and so on. Also, kindly note that if you specialize in something, we are happy to receive donations through products as well. For instance, a lady reached out to me today to donate sweaters. Let nothing hold you back from doing your bit! :)
While the plan is to help them sustain for an entire year, it's time to start focusing on immediate goals. Therefore, the amount mentioned is for a month. The next would be for 3 months, 6 and so on. Also, kindly note that if you specialize in something, we are happy to receive donations through products as well. For instance, a lady reached out to me today to donate sweaters. Let nothing hold you back from doing your bit! :)
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Rs.20,551 raised

Goal: Rs.370,000

Beneficiary: Ashadeep Shelte... info_outline

Supporters (15)

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
Megha
Megha donated Rs.500

So proud of you, Vinnie! Keep up the good work.

SR
Srinivasa donated US $7.14
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.500
SS
Supreet donated US $35