News from GiveIndia
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November, 2007 

Children's Day: November 14


"Children are our most valuable natural resource." - Herbert Hoover

Make a difference this Children's Day:
Feed 10 destitute children for a day»

Educate a child for a year»

Gift children toys and educational material»

Sponsor a funday for kids»       more»

Dear Donor,

Welcome to the November edition of the GiveIndia newsletter. The newsletter will bring you information on new developments at GiveIndia. You can also read the personal stories of two of our donors, Arun Kher and Raju Gomes. Please also take time to read about the life of a 17 year old boy, Chudasama Vijay Jitubhai, who is blind and how a donation has changed his life.

We hope these stories will inspire you to click on one of the donation option links and donate to a cause of your choice. You will see that making a difference to someone's life is just one click away!

Donate at a click!
Help a disabled person go to Day Care Centre»

Sponsor food and shelter for a neglected aged person»

Support a girl's non-formal education for a year» 

Latest News from the Payroll Giving team


Payroll Giving at Genpact races along! 


Genpact, one of India's leading BPOs with 24,000 employees is racing along with the GiveIndia Payroll Giving programme. Between just two of their centers in Gurgaon and Bangalore, nearly 2,000 employees have already enrolled in the programme. These employees will be able to change thousands of lives with the more than Rs32 lac that they will collectively give over a 12 month period! 

Genpact Bangalore had an amazing conversion rate of 52% of all employees met, opting to participate in the programme. The continuing support of the Corporate Social Responsibility team at Genpact has made this possible. 

What's new on the GiveIndia website?
We have developed a dedicated website for our payroll giving donors. The new payroll giving website can be accessed here.
Important information for our Payroll Givers: Please take time now to check your account balance and donate. Only then will your money reach a beneficiary in need. To check your account balance, please visit GiveIndia.org.

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International Day to End Violence against Women: November 25


Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.

These statistics clearly indicate the need for such a day:
In India:
Every 26 minutes, a woman is molested
Every 34 minutes, a woman is raped
Every 42 minutes, an incident of sexual harassment takes place
Every 43 minutes, a woman is kidnapped
Every 93 minutes, a woman is killed

If ONLY women and men were treated equally in India, we could expect that there would be around 105 women for every 100 men. (as compared to 93 women for every 100 men currently).

Make a difference to ONE woman's life today!                             

The Story of Arun Kher


"Thank you for providing the details of the donation utilization. As you are aware, it is important that the donor must know the final out come.

The irony in donations in India is the genuine utilization and at times, the money does not reach the needy. I have been donating since last 10 years with out knowing whether the money really reached the last person or not. There have been instances when the money kept on lying in the accounts.

I came to know that there is a separate section specifically dealing in DONATIONS in ICICI and that prompted me to donate thru you, More over, it is much simpler thru a standing instruction to the Bank.

I am happy that this small amount has provided relief to the needy persons.
Looking forward to improve the lives of our friends."
Rgds
Arun Kher

 

Share your story on giving: If you have a story to tell us on how you made a difference to someone’s life, we want to hear it. Please write to us at info@giveindia.org
The story of Chudasama Vijay Jitubhai

17-year-old Chudasama Vijay Jitubhai lives with his five-member family in Rajkot. His entire family lives on an income of just Rs3, 000 a month.

Though visually-impaired, Vijay is very keen on getting an education. He also loves playing out door games.

Currently in the seventh standard, his report card reflects the great interest he shows for his studies. He is a regular student at school and takes interest in all subjects. He bears good moral behaviour and mixes well with his peers. He likes to study Gujarati and Social Studies. His progress is going very well.

By sponsoring a blind child's education for one year, a donor’s kindness helped Vijay secure an education for a year.

With the donation, Vijay was given two pairs of uniforms, all the required Braille text books as well as a Braille Kit, which will be useful for his final examinations. A teacher has been engaged to look after his special education needs for the year of 2007-08. 

Causes 1 to 10: Health


With a mere 0.9% of India's GDP being spent on health care, the scenario, not surprisingly, isn't a very pleasing one. Data shows that every second child in the country suffers from malnutrition, that over 1,000 people succumb to Tuberculosis everyday, that almost 60,000 children are born with HIV each year! Basic health care and health assurance seem to be a distant dream for most of the population. Your gift will provide someone with one of life's most basic requirements - their health!
  
Sponsor a health check up for 50 families
»
 
Pay a tribal health worker's salary for a month


Sponsor a sanitary installation for a family »

Sponsor a healthy baby awareness campaign for mothers»

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  Did you know you have 10 causes and over 300 donation options to choose from at www.GiveIndia.org?

The Story of Raju Gomes 

A few weeks ago, a gentleman walked into the GiveIndia office in Mumbai with chequebook in hand ready to donate. This is how GiveIndia met Raju Gomes, a continental chef at a recently opened Chinese restaurant at Express Towers.  

Despite coming from very modest means, Raju felt like he had a duty to do something for those with less, especially since he has a steady job that pays him well. Raju heard about GiveIndia from the Human Resources manager of his restaurant and wanted to help right away.

In the past, when he was working in the U.S., Raju had read about supporting education of the girl child in India in the newspaper and made a donation towards the education of a child in Hyderabad.

Through GiveIndia, Raju has chosen to donate towards the care and support of 4 disabled children looked after by Andhjan Kalyan Trust. Andhjan Kalyan Trust's mission is that all people with disabilities shall have equal rights and opportunities for participation in the community.

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