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GiveIndia Newsletter, February 2012

In this issue:
Saving on taxes can help you do a good deed!»

Feed two children by providing for just one!»

Registrations for the Mumbai & Delhi Cyclothon are now open!»

Need a better reason to make that donation?»

Change a life:
Support a child affected by severe mental disabilities- Rs. 5,000»

Empower a poor woman through a tailoring course - Rs. 4,400»

Sponsor a month's meals for 30 malnourished children - Rs. 3,650»

Saving on taxes can help you do a good deed!
Donor Survey

With the financial year end looming closer, it's an apt time for you to save on your taxes and what better way to do so than through charity.

As per our income tax act the amount you donate to an NGO is deductible from your taxable income and offers you a benefit of either 50%(u/s 80G) or 100%(u/s 35AC).

GiveIndia offers you the flexibility to choose not only the NGO but also the cause you believe in. All NGOs on GiveIndia have been screened for transparency and credibility. We send you an immediate tax receipt; as well as a feedback report (4-6 months later) for your donation to these NGOs.
Survey If you are a Payroll Giver, then follow these simple steps to donate the balance already in your GiveIndia account»
Feed two children by providing for just one!
India Giving Challenge That's right! Just feed one child for a year at The Akshaya Patra Foundation and we'll feed another. All thanks to a donor ( who wishes to remain anonymous) who will be matching all donations made to the organisation, on GiveIndia, between today and the 20th of March.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides mid-day meals to over 1 million underprivileged children on a daily basis. Their mission is to challenge hunger and lack of education among this vulnerable section of the society.
India Giving Challenge Donate today to let your donation have a double impact»
Registrations for the Mumbai & Delhi Cyclothon are now open!
First Givers Summit

We're happy to now tell you that registrations for the Tour de India 2012, an International cycling event ( scheduled for 25th March in Mumbai and 1st April in Delhi) are now open!

Interested individuals/ corporates need to do fill out the registration form and send across the registration fees. ( Rs. 2,000 for individuals and Rs. 80,000 for a corporate group of 10).

Hop onto a bike and cycle away for your favorite NGO - whether you are a cycling enthusiast, wish to spend a fun day with your colleagues, or just want to sweat it out for charity!
First Givers Summit
Need a better reason to make that donation?
Careers with GiveIndia

Would you donate if you knew that your donation could help an NGO get additional funds? Or if you knew that your donation would have more of an impact than it otherwise does?

We're pretty sure your answer is a yes. Which is why you should wait no more in supporting one of the many NGOs participating in The India Tax Saving Challenge – an online fundraising events that rewards NGOs raising the most funds, with additional funds.

Last year, over 1,000 people came together to donate over Rs. 53 lacs, helping NGOs win Rs. 35 lacs worth of additional funds. This year too, there are alot of additional funds to be won.

There’s clearly no better time to make a donation. Don’t forget, you get tax benefits for your donation too! The event takes place between today and March 22nd, 2012.
More on Careers with GiveIndia

Donor Hall of Fame:
Check out the winners for February 2012»

Not a member? Join now by setting your GiveIndia profile against the Hall of Fame field to 'Yes'.

Giving in Numbers:

of Rs. 87.8 lacs to 180 NGOs last month!

The 5 NGOs to receive the maximum donations were:

1. Bani Mandir - Rs. 3,41,396

2.The Akshaya Patra Foundation
- Rs. 2,91,542

3.Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital - Rs. 2,78,426

4 Association for Rural Development and Action Research - Rs. 2,48,190

5.Blind People's Association, India - Rs. 2,30,084

The 5 NGOs that received the minimum donations were:

1. Sense International (India) -
Rs. 500

2. SEEDA - Rs. 350

Deepam Educational Society for Health (DESH) - Rs. 250

4. Social and Development Research and Action Group - Rs. 250

5. Sri Thriveni Yuvajana Sangham - Rs. 250

Change a Life:

Widowed woman Educate a destitute child for a year -
Rs. 3,800»

Malnourished childSponsor a cataract operation for an elderly person - Rs. 3,000»

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