We started off with a canteen. As we expanded, we invested in an Electric Van, which delivers food on a daily basis to the required locations. At present, we are serving ~100 beneficiaries per day, which costs us INR 3,500 per day (~8 Lakh per year) at Lady Hardinge Woman's Hospital, Akola.
During COVID lockdown, despite strict guidelines, we were specially permitted to continue our services by Government authorities, which speaks of our authenticity and commitment to the cause.
We intend to increase scope of our activities by:
1. Providing food to 200 people per day
2. To take an additional van, in which we propose to appeal to school children, to bring an extra chapati in the tiffin, which we will collect and distribute to the needy with Sabji prepared at our end
For fundraising, we appeal to our local community to donate a token amount of INR 2,100 on eve of their Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries, Death Anniversaries of their beloved ones. Also, more than 15 believers in the concept have donated INR 21,000 at one go. We have successfully sustained the service for over 3 years with this. Going forward, as we expand, we need your support to take the next leap in this journey.
The collected funds will be used to continue our operations for another year (INR 3,500 per day = ~INR 8 Lakhs per year). The additional van is planned to be directly sponsored if possible, if not, we will use the collected funds from Milaap for this.