The joy of Giving | Diwali Donation Drive

“I have heard that there can be light even after sundown. Is it really true...?"

Such is the baffled thought of people in the villages around Village - Kalmonda Village (Near Kasara) and surrounding hamlets, Maharashtra. With every approaching night, plunged is the community into darkness, for want of access to basic necessities.

Being in the remote lands and unavailability of light for almost 10-12 hours has adversely impacted the villagers here. Lack of light hinders access to any productive work. While the adults try and finish the household chores during the day time, the children usually play or sleep very early. Once nightfall, there is no possible avenue for working on anything. This one of the reasons people migrate to cities in the hope of a better livelihood opportunity. 

What we have done until now in Joy of Giving - Donation Drive?

A few of us came together in 2013 to support these villagers. In the last couple of years, we collected old clothes, toys, furniture that can be reused from all over Maharashtra. And distributed the same on the occasion of

Diwali. The tag line has always been "aap iss Diwali kise khush karenge" and “Joy of Giving”.

This year we hope to provide a “Ray of Light” to the community by providing solar lanterns. As the name suggests, these lanterns run on solar energy. The product is extremely easy to use and has no maintenance cost. The lantern is specially designed for rural and semi-urban communities, providing light for about 8-10 hours. At sunrise, it can be charged again. Join us on this journey of light.

How can you contribute to Diwali Donation Drive?

Spread the word about this initiative to your relatives, friends, office colleagues, society members

Take the initiative to collect stuff at your office, society, from your friends or relatives.

We also invite people who wish to donate, sweets, stationery, clothes, toys, etc.


One may contribute to one of the following ways

  • Join us for the sweets Distribution.
  • May contribute financially for the purpose
  • May drop goods with us to be distributed on your behalf


Please drop with us

  • Toys
  • Clothes (in good condition) (Please wash and fold neatly the cloths before donation)
  • Stationery
  • Sweets
  • Anything that could be donated to less privileged people
  • Cash Donation


Note: Torn, dirty, unfolded clothes will be not being accepted. Remember it’s to be given for Diwali


Specific requirements:

we are going to distribute Stationery kit to the kids (Total 200 Kids): each kit costs Rs.200/- one may take up the responsibility for any number of kits expenditure.

We distribute Faral (Diwali sweets) to the villagers (Total 400 packets): Each packet costs us Rs.100/-: one may contribute for any number of sweet packets.

We are going to distribute blankets to the villagers (Total 400 Blankets) Each blanket costs Rs.100/-

We are also distributing Solar Lanterns one to every house; (Total 100) You may also contribute for the same. Rs.750/- Each lantern


Where Can One Drop Stuff to be Donated

Team Joy of Giving 2019


Mulund: Priti Patel: 9987990300 | Kanchan Mukhi: 9820996473


Bhandup & Kanjurmarg: Rajas Deshpande: 9664782503

Yogini Pethe: 9223296097

Supriya Bagkar: 8879664609

Rahul Bhosale: 9987706024



Jayant Gadkari:9833003622,

Akshay bagayatkar: 7045600763



Manoj kalwar: 9819021806


Kurla, Chembur

Rahul Bhosale: 9987706024



Rohan Kale: 9833282722

Geeta Navalkar: 9819487797



Divyaja : 9773482390



Sarfaraz Baghdadi: 9619095743



Sarang Naik: 9969843528



Pallavi Vartak: 9869634838



Nazneen Motiwala: 9004017499

Dinesh Gandhi: 9967901756



Divakar Satam: 9821325547

Prasad Joshi: 9920806699

Neha Shet: 9423092079



Shivani Vedula: 7021007552

Pranav Mayekar: 9930604905)

Sagar Desai: 9930100536



Aditya Thombre: 8291571090

Umesh Gaikwad: 9673333402


Navi Mumbai:


Yadnesh Barne: 9773086825



Sanchita Shinde: 9869701465



Vishwesh Mahajan: 8425846050

Parag Sarode: 9699998248



Pavan Tanavade:




Saniya Shah: 9552511806



You can drop the stuff at office.

C/O The Pacific Productions,

2 Deshpande Commercial Centre,

Near Bajarang Hotel,

Kanjurmarg Esat,

Mumbai - 42

Contact: 9664782503

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/gYAfmDpjLWF2


To whom is Treks and Trails donating the stuff:

Fugale & peripheral hamlets, near Kasara.

Population density

Women: 350 approx

Children: 350 approx

Men: 400 approx

Date to donate: 26th Oct 2019

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/kPcKq8yMA4x59H7R9


For cash donation: Please call us

For those who wish to join us: Call for more details.

Travel expenditure will be equally shared. Approximately Rs.1200/-



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