I am running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the Langar provided by Dhyan Foundation outside AIIMS Hospital. They provide lunch to the poor in various locations in Delhi. Many of these people have no homes and live on the roads. For many, this is the only meal they have all day. I am raising INR 50000 or more to fund the Langar outside AIIMS Hosptial for half a month or more. This will cover the cost of at least 1900 meals. The cost per day is 3175 which feeds more than 120 people.
HELP ME RAISE INR 50000 AND PROVIDE A MEAL TO 122 PEOPLE FOR 2 WEEKS
Dhyan foundation receives no financial support from the government whatsoever and runs on a purely volunteer-led arrangement.
THIS IS A VIDEO I MADE OF THE LANGAR OUTSIDE AIIMS
LOCATION - MAP
My name is Kriti, and I am 16 years old.
Over my summer break in 2019, I volunteered with an NGO called 'Dhyan Foundation' which organizes evening meals for the hungry, amongst other causes. To help them out, I went outside the AIIMS hospital where they serve food. What I saw, saddened me extremely. There were hundreds of people including migrants, who were living outside the government hospital without any resources, as their income was exhausted in paying hospital bills.
Once all the NGO’s food was over and there were still so many mouths to feed, I bought a confection and gave it to a young girl, who was undergoing chemotherapy. It was not much, but when I bent down and handed it to her, she started to smile and was excited to eat it; just the gratitude in her expression spoke volumes.
However, what I saw on that day, the desperation and suffering saddened me immensely. Tens of thousands of people were living dangerously crammed on the side of a road, with one disability or another. If a small action like that could make someone even temporarily happy when they have lost faith and are surrounded by grief, I wanted to do everything in my power to make them feel happy.
The livelihood of this forsaken community is in your hands. You can donate, or volunteer with Dhyan Foundation to engage in acts of kindness and be a part of something bigger than yourself.
ABOUT DHYAN FOUNDATION
Dhyan Foundation is run solely by volunteers who are engaged day in and day out helping the creation, without any remuneration for their services. These volunteers hail from all walks of life - business magnates, journalists, doctors, designers, lawyers, scholars, home-makers and students, to name a few. It was formed in 2002 to share and spread the Gyan of the original and pristine form of yoga, Dhyan Foundation, today is a global phenomenon with centers all across the world
A FEW IMAGES FROM THE LANGAR
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Dhyan Foundation is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 1-3 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about who benefitted. That's transparent right.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be shared with all my funders.
How can you volunteer?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in assisting with daily Langars; by specifying the phase/s of the project you want to help with, such as cooking, transporting, buying ingredients and serving.
Why is serving others important?
Service and volunteering instill in us the sense of empathy and compassion. Whenever we feel lost in life, to ground ourselves we must help others which in turn helps us gain direction and gratitude for everything we have in our lives.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Dhyan Foundation. It will take from 1 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once I get this information from them I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries. ( WHICH SCHOOL AND HOW MANY STUDENTS)
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the money to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.