As we live and practice social distancing, stocking rations, isolating our worlds, and adopting a work-from-home culture, there is a part of our society that still has no food for the next meal, no roof over their heads, no work. The COVID-19 crisis continues to disproportionately hurt millions of urban poor living in slums across major cities in India.
Thousands of daily wage labourers are impacted because of COVID-19. While the government will provide some of them with relief packages we need to understand that the task is massive. Many are not registered, are migrant labour and need our help to survive this crisis.
Just INR 4500 impacts 3 families.
Just INR 7500 impacts 5 families.
Just INR 15000 impacts 10 families.
Funds from this campaign will be utilized across Chandigarh. This campaign is being done under the banner of StudentWorks and in partnership with the NGO - ResponseNet.
All funding has 80G benefits.
THE RATION KIT
My name is Saumya Agrawal. I am 17 years old and in Grade 12 at the Vivek High School.
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 or basic hygiene facilities to their families. They fear starvation more than the virus itself. At this juncture, we, the more privileged sections of society need to step up to support them in this difficult time.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way. Let's come together and do our bit to help our fellow countrymen.
BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS PLANNED
Responsenet specialises in implementing a wide range of projects in the areas of poverty alleviation, quality education, skill development, quality healthcare & nutrition, WASH, women empowerment, agriculture development, disaster relief and environmental sustainability. We work closely with the companies to identify and run the most impactful interventions in the chosen locations.
Responsenet Has impacted millions of lives through our diverse implementations and has worked with over 230 partners. Started in 2007 we worked on system-changing innovations and community-centric implementation out of the need for creating an innovative implementation for sustainable impact.
The idea of StudentWorks was inspired by humanity. It was started by Ekeesha Gill, a student of class 12, Vivek High School. The organisation has a core team of 9 members namely; Sadgi Kaur, Mehr Minhas, Saumya Agrawal, Tanisha Bahl, Siona Arora, Nagina Bagi, Zorawar Singh, Gaurya Singla, and Fateh Gyani. It is an initiative to help reduce the effects of the pandemic on the underprivileged.
The organisation strives to spread awareness regarding the impact of COVID 19, and how we as students can do our bit, to help minimise it. During these unprecedented times, we aim to utilise our resources and reach out to the unprivileged furthermore empower them to move from despair to hope.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as RESPONSENET is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is NOT 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 ResponseNet. 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.