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
- Clothes (in good condition) (Please wash and fold neatly the cloths before donation)
- 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
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
Akshay bagayatkar: 7045600763
Manoj kalwar: 9819021806
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
Yadnesh Barne: 9773086825
Sanchita Shinde: 9869701465
Vishwesh Mahajan: 8425846050
Parag Sarode: 9699998248
Saniya Shah: 9552511806
You can drop the stuff at office.
C/O The Pacific Productions,
2 Deshpande Commercial Centre,
Near Bajarang Hotel,
Mumbai - 42
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/gYAfmDpjLWF2
To whom is Treks and Trails donating the stuff:
Fugale & peripheral hamlets, near Kasara.
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/-
Team Treks and Trails India