Every year, 3000 children are treated at Tata Memorial Hospital of which 90% come from outside Mumbai. The average length of stay is around 11 months. The quality of accommodation is extremely important as these children are on intensive chemotherapy, which leads to poor immunity and very high risk of developing serious infections.
Unfortunately, some families can’t afford to pay for accommodations in the vicinity of the hospital are forced to abandon therapy or stay on the footpath leading to infections and death. A lack of accommodation near the treating cancer centre is one of the prime reason for treatment refusal and abandonment of therapy of childhood cancer in developing countries
Getting accommodation at a good clean place will help them in continuing treatment as well as preventing infections thereby preventing the death of these children due to cancer or its complications. The minimum cost of providing stay to a cancer patient and his family (for a maximum of 4 members) would be just INR 300 per day which works out to about INR 9000 over a 30 day period.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is vidya goel. I am 15 years old and in Grade 10 at the Bombay Scottish School, Powai.
This campaign will support children suffering from Cancer.
I have undertaken this campaign because I feel for all those families and patients who have to go through the difficult journey of cancer. Although there are several people and Organizations which sponsor the treatment of financially stressed patients, there are very few that help out with an issue that is equally important - "THEIR STAY".
Let's make a difference so that families with cancer patients are able to live at ease in clean rooms and accommodation. This allows patients to go through their rehabilitation process smoothly and be less stressed and more optimistic about the future as happiness is the most important cure for this disease.
Every small contribution makes a difference, so please support this campaign and share it on social media. This dramatically also improves recovery rates as hygiene for cancer patients is very important.
Please support my campaign and let us together bring confidence and change into the lives of these cancer patients. Please fund this campaign and also share it on social media.
PICTURE OF A TYPICAL PLACE TO STAY
TESTIMONIALS FROM BYSTANDERS
ABOUT THE NGO
The Helping Hands Foundation is a non-profit organization, which works with children who are diagnosed with cancer. We work on two projects – the Accommodation Project and the Survivor Project. The Accommodation Project provides free accommodation to the child and the family during treatment in Dharamshalas surrounding the hospital and the Survivor Project works towards regular testing and rehabilitation of children who beat cancer. The Helping Hands Foundation is a fundraising entity and works in conjunction with Tata Memorial Hospital’s ImPaCCT Foundation.
Our mission is to provide accommodation to every single child who comes to Mumbai for treatment thereby ensuring zero abandonment due to lack of accommodation.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as NGO is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act.
Feedback on how the funds have been used will be given as per the sample format below. This will help you understand how your funds have been utilized.
Will we get to know the details of the people who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred to HELPING HANDS. It will take from 3 to 6 months after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once I get this information from the team at HELPING HANDS, 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 monies to be transferred. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 4 weeks AFTER the money has been transferred. The receipts 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 a 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 FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.