The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the closure of schools as a safety measure. While this is needed, it has resulted in the halting of school meal facilities which provides nutritious meals to a lot of children whose families can't afford to. While there is uncertainty everywhere, these children are going hungry.
It has also led to uncertainty and reduction in jobs in the informal and gig economy putting many people's livelihoods at stake and making it harder for casual workers to take care of their families. The already suffering class is now finding it even harder to scrape by with the current incident of hoarding of food and loss in work as markets are empty or closed and construction activities slow down.
This campaign aims to solve this problem by collecting funds and feeding underprivileged children for 2 weeks. The funds raised will go to the NGO; Delhi FoodBank (Responsenet) which focuses on children up to school going ages attending nonformal schools across India with the objective to better their health, education, and safety. They distribute meals in Shelter Homes, Non-Formal Education Centres, and Crèches in Slums across India.
All it costs is INR 2100 to feed 10 children for 2 weeks.
HELP ME RAISE INR 42000 OR MORE AND SUPPORT 200 CHILDREN OR MORE FOR 2 WEEKS
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is Tanush Sawhney and I am a student of Class X in Sanskriti School, New Delhi.
With the current situation in India and the world of the coronavirus outbreak, people are confined to their homes and schools and colleges are closed. Millions of children dependent on Midday Meals for a square meal a day have found themselves unable to get proper food. The coronavirus may have stopped us from going out of our houses, but it can’t stop us from going even a little out of our way to help others.
RESPONSENET an NGO based in Delhi (also known as DELHI FOODBANK) has started an initiative to give lunch to children who are mostly off the streets and migrants, lacking access to any formal education in the NCR region. This program helps bridge the learning gap and link them to regular schools. It takes only INR 15 to feed one wholesome meal to a child. These children who are being supported by RESPONSENET in Delhi/NCR region are from Schools, non-formal schools and Creches.
As a concerned citizen, I was overjoyed to find an organisation like them who can bring the food to the children who need it. I ask you to help me help them. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." So donate whatever you can, it may just end up making a big difference to somebody's life.
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Under this program schools around these kitchens would be benefitted.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as RESPONSENET DEVELOPMENT SERVICES is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
FEEDBACK/CAMPAIGN UPDATES FOR YOU
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 2 to 4 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted from RESPONSENET 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 in 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.
LIST OF KITCHENS
For this campaign, the beneficiary students will be the ones in Delhi/NCR. This has a total of 7630 students.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to RESPONSENET. It will take from 2 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.
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.