Newsletter, March 2009
GiveIndia is happy to report that, even in in these difficult
economic times, our Internet fundraising has exceeded the
previous year by 25%! This has been made possible by the continuing
support and generosity of donors like you, who share our vision
of a India that offers equal opportunities to all her citizens.
Remember, the financial year end is just two weeks away. This is
the time to make a donation and get
Payroll Givers, this is your chance to get tax savings for FREE
log in and
donate your account balance.
Online Banking Payment Options
ICICI Bank customers
have been able to pay for their donations on GiveIndia through
online banking account. We now have great news for customers of Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, and Punjab National Bank ... now you can
donation on GiveIndia and pay directly via your online
Our new tie-up with these banks allows you to make payments
online in a secure and convenient manner; and is available to
you round-the-clock - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days
We are currently working on partnering with more banks to make
it even more convenient for you to change lives.
Shishir B, a Bangalore based software engineer, recently wrote
to us with this feedback:
“I am extremely happy that I am a part of the GiveIndia family
now. I feel proud that whatever money I have donated has gone to
the needy without any mishandling. This is the only channel
wherein I have trust and faith that everything is utilized in a
correct way. Moreover the feedback even after 6-8 months what we
get about the money spent is great.
Please keep up the good work with amount utilization and the
Shishir’s preferred causes are helping the
Religare is shortly
going to implement the Payroll Giving programme. With over
10,000 employees on the rolls, we expect Religare to add a
sizeable number of employees to the programme. Our thanks to HR
Head Kamlesh Dangi and Varun Mehta for their co-operation in
implementing the programme.
GiveIndia's newest friend - Arbit Choudhary
GiveIndia has a brand new friend in cyberspace that we think you
should know about. He is
Arbit Choudhury, the world's first MBA
Arbit and his friends do a lot to raise awareness of social
causes and the need to give back. In the past they have raised
awareness of Project Why, and AIDS prevention on World AIDS Day.
And in the latest strip, Arbit and his gang
have endorsed giving
Arbit is created by Hemantkumar Jain and Shubham Choudhury, both
MBAs themselves. Our sincere thanks to them both for helping
further the GiveIndia cause.
Read the comic strip.
|7 NGOs got listed
with GiveIndia this month. These are:
enables less-privileged children to maximize their potential and
thus change their lives.
Azad India Foundation
contributes to the empowerment & betterment of grassroot
communities through the active participation of rural women.
Going to School Fund
creates media for children so as to make going to school
relevant to their lives & most importantly, lots of fun.
Health Education for Social Action Trust's
aim is to bring solace to the rural masses of people, who suffer
under poverty, hunger etc.
is working towards an empowered society, which gives every
child the right to have education at least till secondary school
is working to give Leprosy, TB, HIV/AIDS and Cancer a human
Kalinga Relief and Charitable Trust
education to poor and deprived tribal children and empowers
them with the right to knowledge & necessary skills to have a
top 5 NGOs who received funds in the past month are:
Association for Rural Development & Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs.
- Rs. 2,07,400
Child Aid Foundation - Rs.
Sevalaya - Rs. 1,62,220
Christel House India - Rs. 1,03,600
ways to connect with GiveIndia:
*Join GiveIndia's community on Orkut
part of the GiveIndia cause on Facebook