FACTS: PALNA, (which means “cradle” as well as “nurture”) is a home for children run by DCCW. It has 14 centres across DELHI with HQ in Qudsia Bagh, Old Delhi, it is a haven of peace, security, and stability for the children who are taken care of.
A PALNA is placed just outside the gates to allow a child to be placed in it by anyone, without the need of identifying themselves. This is how DCCW receives most of the children. Children also come to PALNA through the police and through hospitals and clinics. Occasionally, families may come to the home to relinquish their children. As soon as a child is placed in the cradle, a siren is immediately activated, and a nurse comes to take the child in.
Today, on an average, PALNA looks after 60 - 75 children, ranging in age from new-borns to 8-year-olds. As soon as a child comes to PALNA, he or she is taken to the in-house medical crisis unit for a thorough medical check-up and is treated by the doctors as required. Efforts are initiated to trace the family of the child. Only after it is established that nobody is coming back for child, all efforts are made to place the child in adoption. Over the last three decades, DCCW have placed over 2,800 children in loving families, selected after rigorous screening and evaluation procedures.
Infants often arrive in a precarious state of health – low birth weight, hypothermic, babies with trauma and congenital defects or mentally challenged. Survival is the immediate challenge for a newborn. We have a team of dedicated round-the-clock doctors, nurses, and caregivers, and our medical crisis unit has all the necessary equipment to handle emergencies among infants and new-borns. Mortality at PALNA today is negligible.
This is being done in partnership with the NGO, DCCW. Read on to discover how.
IT COSTS JUST INR 15000 TO FUND A CHILD AT PALNA FOR 1 MONTH. THIS INCLUDES THEIR STAY, FOOD, CLOTHES AND MEDICAL CARE.
If you fund:
INR 15000, you support a child for a month.
INR 30000, you support a child for 2 months.
INR 90000, you support a child for 6 months.
INR 180000, you support a child for a year.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
ABOUT ME AND THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Kevika Ahlawat. I am 14 years old and in Grade 9 at TSRS, Aravali.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think being able to impact the lives of infants and children by funding their stay, food, education, clothes, and medical care at PALNA is incredible. PALNA (which means “cradle” as well as “nurture”) an initiative by DCCW is a home for children who are homeless and destitute.
Since I was a child, I have visited NGO's ,orphanages and schools with my aunt to help the differently abled, girl orphans and people in their old age. I have realised that helping these people inspires a greater joy than any other.During Covid-19 I could not play my part in helping the community, but now PALNA. has given me this great opportunity . I am fortunate enough to have everything I need offered to me without question, but some children are not and they too deserve a childhood . I hope you find my cause worthy and help these children out.
The cost to take care of a child at PALNA is just INR 15000 per month.
Please fund my campaign as a simple act of kindness on your part can have a profound impact on a child’s life. It will give them confidence and a bright future. Many of them will be adopted and have a loving family.
As an individual, I am trying to raise INR 30000 or more to impact a child for 2 months or more. Let us make a difference together. If we collect more funds we could support more children at PALNA OR the same child for a longer duration.
COLLAGE - PICTURES OF PALNA
Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW) is a registered non-profit, Non-Governmental organization (NGO) that was established in 1952. The Council first started its work providing care to children who had been displaced, lost or abandoned in the riots surrounding the Partition of India.
All our services and programs are targeted solely at underprivileged children in and around Delhi. Over the decades, our programs have diversified to cover medical services, nutrition, vocational training, adoption, rehabilitation of physically and mentally challenged children and the provision of daycare and non-formal education. Today, these services reach about 2500 children daily and are provided virtually free of cost to them.
LOCATION - MAP
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the DCCW is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from DCCW (this takes between 1 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised and transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be shared with all my funders.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to DCCW. It will take from 1 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once I get this information from them I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and 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 to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below:
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favour of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and 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 and 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 and you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.