India's lockdown has been extended to halt the spread of COVID-19. People have been told to stay indoors, and for many daily-wage earners, this is a doomsday scenario as it means they are now facing the prospect of no income for even longer. While the govt will provide some of them with relief packages we need to understand that the task is massive. Many are unregistered migrant labour and need our help to survive this crisis.
Recognizing this need, the Rotary Club of Bombay began distributing packed cooked meals to the needy. The meals are delivered directly to them. They are currently delivering more than 30000 meals a day and will continue to do so until the lockdown is lifted. The demand for food packets is overwhelming, and it is hard to turn people away when the food packs run out.
Funds from this campaign will be utilized in Mumbai.
I AM RAISING INR 200000+ TO ENSURE 10000+ MEALS ARE PROVIDED.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is MANIT SHAH, I am a Grade 11 student at The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Perhaps the hardest hit are the migrant workers, the needy and the daily wage labourers. Their lives have been turned upside down overnight and they are having a traumatic experience.
Suddenly they are without any source of income, and even something as basic as food is a nightmare for them. So how will they survive?
I learnt about this initiative being done by the Rotary Club of Bombay where they are currently distributing 30000 meals every day through multiple kitchens. My campaign aims to help as many of them as possible. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can feed them and possibly feed many more.
The funds collected from this crowdfunding campaign would transform their lives and bring more than just a smile to them. Let's come together and do our bit.
HYGIENE CONDITIONS ACROSS KITCHENS
The Rotary Club of Bombay is one of the pioneers in India of the Rotary movement, devoted to the ideal of Fellowship through service. It was founded on March 19, 1929. The membership of the Club has grown from 38 in 1929 to around 350 today. The unique single classification concept of Rotary allows the Rotary Club of Bombay a membership compromising a high-performance cross-section of Bombay’s successful business and professional men and women, all accomplishers in their own field ranging from doctors to architects, legal luminaries to bankers, entrepreneurs to educationalists and merchandisers to communicators.
From the very beginning, the pulse of Rotary has been and always will be Community Service. Today the Rotary Club of Bombay has diversified its activities through the work of over fifty committees constituted to look after the various avenues of service.
KITCHEN & BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the trust is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
When do I get the receipts?
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.
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