The second wave of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc throughout the country, and regional lockdowns are once again being put in place. The daily wage earners, migrant labour and the financially poor have barely recovered since the last lockdown, are facing a fresh wave of misery and distress. They are without work and income and desperately need food to survive.
The government will provide some of them with relief packages. but we need to understand that the task is massive. Recognising this need, Legend COVID Aid Initiative was started by Priya Sachdeva and Nitya Khemlani-Chaiwala in 2020. They now have a team of 9 and together have impacted 3000+ families in the month of May 2021.
In 2020, after the pandemic started, Ms Priya and Ms Nitya reached out to a shopkeeper and found a brave tempo-driver to help. They started arranging and distributing ration kits to multiple slums across Bombay. What started as a fairly small operation, a few kits here and there has grown organically and has impacted over 10,000 families so far.
This campaign is being done in partnership with Legend Covid Aid and Wockhardt Foundation.
All funding has 80G benefits.
HOW THEY OPERATE
The raw materials have been sourced from the APMC in Vashi, they are ordered in bulk and taken directly to the supermarket (Legend Supermarket located at Walkeshwar). Kirti, the owner, arranges the individual kits and once they are ready, the tempo driver picks them up and delivers them to a drop off location where there is a contact person. For all inbound requests, a list of people with telephone numbers is required, and then verification is done.
Funds from this campaign will be utilised in and around Mumbai.
1) Fund INR 3000 and impact 2 families.
2) Fund INR 6000 and impact 4 families.
3) Fund INR 15000 and impact 10 families.
RATION KIT DETAILS
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is RONIT SHELAR . I am 16 years old and in Grade 11.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Perhaps the hardest hit is the daily wage earners, migrant labour, and the financially poor. Suddenly they are without any source of income, and they are not able to provide food to their families. They fear starvation more than the virus itself.
Through this initiative, we aim to help provide ration kits to underprivileged families. 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.
THE TEAM IN ACTION
THE AREAS WHERE KITS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED
ABOUT WOCKHARDT FOUNDATION
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its programs have made a perceptible change in its areas of operation to the lives of the underprivileged.
Mobile 1000, its flagship program, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 203 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 20 states administering free primary healthcare to more than 2 million Indians in rural & remote parts of India.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as WOCKHARDT 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.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to WOCKHARDT 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.