THE BACKGROUND :
THERE IS A HUGE NEED FOR OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS AND BiPAP MACHINES TO HELP UNDERPRIVILEGED PATIENTS WHO GO TO SMALL CLINICS.
Small clinics and old age homes do not have access to critical medical equipment to fight COVID-19. This is causing a crisis situation. Rural India is facing an onslaught of Covid-19. Marginalised Communities such as Shelter homes for the aged, differently-abled and physically challenged are the most affected as the clinics/ old age homes do not have critical life-saving equipment.
THE SOLUTION :
We, the students of Hill Spring International School are coming together to help provide Oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines to small clinics and old age homes.
This will help underprivileged patients get access to quality healthcare. Each of us have goals of INR 50,000. There is a need for 200 BIPAP machines and 75 Oxygen concentrators worth INR 2 crores.
So please continue funding my campaign even if it gets past its goal as we want to ideally raise INR 2 crore in total.
The funds would be used for:
PURPOSE 1 : PROVIDING OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS (10 Litres)
These are easy-to-use devices that can be used to generate oxygen, are mobile, and will save the lives of critical patients and all those with low oxygen levels. An Oxygen Concentrator takes in air and removes nitrogen from it, leaving an oxygen-enriched gas for use by people requiring medical oxygen due to low oxygen levels in their blood. Each 10litre device costs just INR 1,00,000 + 12% GST = INR 1,12,000 and will help save many lives.
The 10-litre device costs INR 1,00,000 + 12% GST = INR 1,12,000.
(This price is indicative. Devices would be purchased as per availability and prices on the date of purchase).
PURPOSE 2 : PROVIDING BiPAP MACHINES
A BiPAP machine helps push air into the lungs. The patient wears a mask or nasal plugs that are connected to the ventilator. The machine supplies pressurized air into the airways. It is called positive pressure ventilation because the device helps open the lungs with this air pressure. Each device costs just INR 60,000 + 12% GST = INR 67,000 and will help save many lives.
Each device costs INR 60,000 + 12% GST = INR 67,000.
(This price is indicative. The devices would be purchased as per availability and prices on the date of purchase).
My name is Sidhant Sharma. I am 16 years old and in Grade 10 at the Hill Spring International School.
I am running this crowdfunding campaign to give life-saving Oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines to small clinics and old age homes across Maharashtra.
The second wave of the pandemic has put a massive strain on the hospital infrastructure. Underprivileged patients are the most affected. There is a massive need for oxygen and this is creating a nightmare for underprivileged patients and small clinics.
Giving critical medical equipment such as Oxygen Concentrators and BiPAP machines will help provide quality treatment to them. These will help save the lives of critical patients and all those with low oxygen levels.
Please support my campaign and together let's save lives.
FROM HOSPITALS AND OLD AGE HOMES
WHERE ARE THE HOSPITALS/ OLD AGE HOMES LOCATED?
ABOUT THE NGO
The Helping Hands Foundation is a non-profit organization. The Helping Hands Foundation has facilitated more than 100,000 masks, 15000 plus PPE kits and over 200,000 units of food items and is providing shelter to over 200 families at 3 shelter homes. Helping Hands Foundation continues to provide need-based aid to Covid-19 Hospitals, Vaccination Centres and workers, across marginalised communities for ration, Oxygen Concentrators, BiPAP machines, masks, rapid test kits and oximeters in Mumbai and rural Maharashtra.
Helping Hands also works on two other 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.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Helping Hands Foundation is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted. Funding from Indian passport holders is accepted.
To ensure that there is complete transparency we shall get a report with the details on how the funds have been used. This will then be posted on the UPDATES section of the campaign. As soon as we post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right?
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the Helping Hands Foundation. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report 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?
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.