The second wave of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc throughout the country, and regional lockdowns are once again being put in place. The socially disadvantaged groups, who have barely recovered since the last lockdown, are facing a fresh wave of misery and . They are without work and income and desperately need food to survive.
HUNGER IS THEIR BIGGEST CONCERN.
Source: The News Minute
Hot food delivered to the homes of poor families is the best solution.
Concerned citizens and members of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Brave Hearts are coming together to help the underprivileged in times like this. The initiative aims to fight hunger and is done in partnership with the non profits IDF and ISKCON. The food that is prepared is delivered DAILY to low-income homes in a slum called AMBUJWADI in Malad West, Mumbai by the volunteers of Rotary Club of Mumbai Brave Hearts and IDF, who go to each house and deliver the food.
This will ensure that no one remains hungry due to the lockdown/restrictions.
Each meal costs just INR 25. Fund INR 5000 for example and 200 hungry stomachs will benefit.
The funds collected from this campaign will go to the non-profit IDF. All funding has 80G tax benefits.
Fund generously as me and other colleagues from the Rotary Brave Hearts club want to raise over INR 60 Lakhs through this initiative to deliver 30000 meals a day over the next 90-days.
A GLIMPSE OF THE DISTRIBUTION
ISKCON has been delivering food to these homes since the first lockdown in 2020. Here are images of the food being delivered.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is BJOERN STOLL. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Brave Hearts.
As India continues to battle the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, it has ravaged the vulnerable low-income communities that have not yet recovered from the first time. Their lives have been turned upside down and their trauma is not subsiding. Their sources of income are dwindling, and even something as basic as food is a nightmare for them yet again.
Through this initiative, we aim to help to serve KHICHDI to underprivileged families. This initiative is one-of-a-kind as it is the only one to HOME DELIVER meals to the beneficiaries. My campaign aims to help as many of them as possible. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can ensure that no one stays hungry. The funds collected from this crowdfunding campaign would transform their lives and bring them much needed relief.
Let's come together and do our bit.
AREA WHERE MEALS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
ABOUT ROTARY CLUB OF MUMBAI BRAVE HEARTS
The freshly minted Rotary Club of Mumbai BraveHearts (RCMBH) is an association of eclectic individuals. Chartered on July 2, 2020, the members of RCMBH genuinely believe in having the courage to follow their collective beliefs. Ergo, they indeed are 'Bravehearts'.
Following the legacy of the Rotary District 3141, our members come from all walks of life. We might be new, but our goals stem from the Rotarian ethos of humanitarian service to build goodwill and peace. Some of our flagship projects, like pediatric heart surgeries, affordable housing, prevention of sexual harassment and auditory-verbal approach, have already been well received.
Fuelled by the success of the Rotarian pathway, RCMBH is proud to launch 'Pride'. It is an initiative to help underprivileged women and girls with menstrual hygiene by providing them with reusable sanitary pads. We want to empower them by focussing on their well-being with dignity. We believe that every little step will help change the narrative for the better.
Indian Development Foundation (IDF) has taken its enlarged and new responsibilities spanning health, education and development areas. These are priority health areas of the Govt. and IDF is focusing its efforts in these areas. We have taken steps to help migrant labour and daily wagers during the pandemic.
Education to the handicapped, the poor and the marginalized children in rural areas, tribal villages and urban slums is a priority concern for IDF. Education gives empowerment in employment areas, commercial activities, health care and in fact Total Quality of Life. We are also focusing on Women Empowerment Programmes providing adult education and vocational training to women folks under - Sarva Sakhi Swabhiman.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes 500 major centres, temples and rural communities, thousands of local meeting groups and a wide variety of community projects and millions of congregational members worldwide. Although it’s only been less than 50 years on the global stage, ISKCON has expanded widely since its founding in 1966.
ISKCON is an organisation working towards serving the society in many ways including the “Food for Life” initiative which provides free meals to the underprivileged.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as IDF is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to IDF. 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.