We started this journey 3 years ago
Its been a awesome journey, meeting great minds on the way with tremendous learing and sharing happeing. I remember visiting people at their homes for collection just to make them belive this is real and genuine. The same team with a a few additions and deletions from last year had stood with us one more time.
All the collection from western Mumbai was collected at Bandra. In huge blue jumbo bags. Each a ribbion for indication on them.
Pink for the Ladies
Blue for the Men
Yellow for children
Simple marking was made just to make sure the transfer is smooth.
Then we drove from Bandra after we had loaded the pickup tempo with the collection to Mulund to load our collection from Central Mumbai. The entry in the village was grand. One tempo with the total collection, one bus of volunters.
Like always this events brings the best in us and in our contributors.
Some still do not fatham that what we collect is actually to be give free of cost as a gift for diwali. Hence prior to the event we sort the collection.
Old v/s New
Useable to Unuseable
Clean v/s Dirty
Man v/s Women
Toys v/s Utensils
Each particpant had paid form their own pockets to come to assits us here. Buy his/her own lunch too
What we added this year was collecting funds for Free solar laterns in this village of Kumbshet.
Yes, people known, unknown open their purse to Light afew houses.
A total of 360 lanters were disdributed across a few rural villages in Maharashtra.
As said By Dr. Neha
A million thanks to the leaders for conducting such a fabulous event.
They not only took care of the donations - whether be it money, clothes, stationary, Solar Lanterns that were gifted to the villagers, but also ensured that the volunteers work as a team and that their motivation is not lost. We generally keep wondering about participating in such events or do have a sense of giving within us but due to irrelevant excuses, fail to execute them. Its is indeed Kudos to the leaders and thinkers who make sure events like these create its own success stories :)
Since thanks to all our contributors and volunters for helping us in making the event a grant sucess once again.
Definately look forward to continue doing this every year.