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GiveIndia Newsletter, November 2010

In this issue:
 India Giving Challenge Winners Announced»

 Got a Credit Card? Now, use it to change lives»

Receive donations as gifts on your special day»

NGO Listing Renewal on in full swing»

Change a life:
Support medical expenses of a woman suffering from Anemia/Tuberculosis – Rs. 3,000 »

Bring happiness to a poor child by sponsoring his/her birthday celebrations – Rs.2,750»

Educate a street child for a year – Rs. 2,560 »

India Giving Challenge Winners Announced

India Giving Challenge WinnersWhile the India Giving Challenge came to an end on October 20th, the winners were announced post-Diwali, on the 9th of October. In the NGO category, Parivaar Education Society once again topped the charts, raising close to Rs. 50 lacs and winning a matching grant of Rs. 10 lacs for themselves. They were followed by CMCA and Operation ASHA.

The corporate category saw a new winner this year – Genpact – which raised Rs. 28 lacs for their chosen charities, setting a new standard for corporates participating in the coming years. They were followed by Firstsource (Rs. 11.7 lacs) and HDFC Bank (Rs. 4.2 lacs). Paternoster/Jardine Lloyd Thompson were the only company to match their employee contributions and were unlucky to miss out on the top prize by less than Rs. 5,000!

See the entire list of winners .

GiveIndia would like to congratulations all the winners. We also look forward to their participation in the challenge next year.

Got a Credit Card? Now, use it to change lives
Credit Card DonationsWe are happy to bring to you a Credit Card - Standing Instructions programme - a really simple and convenient way to donate to a charity of your choice. The programme allows you to set aside as little as Rs. 110 every month via your credit card, for charity.

This amount then accumulates in a charity account on GiveIndia, which you are free to log into at any point of time and donate your set aside moneyto a cause of your choice.

Signing-up will take just a minute. Simply fill in your details in this online form.
Receive donations as gifts on your special day
WishberryGetting married? Wedding anniversary? Birthday celebrations? Whatever the occasion, why accumulate random photo-frames and ugly show pieces as gifts, when your loved ones can donate to your favourite charities instead! GiveIndia's charities are now available through - India's finest online Wishlist and Gift registry service!

You to create an online wishlist of the gifts you really want on any special occasion (birthday, wedding, baby shower). All you have to do is select your favourite charity from’s online catalog and share your list with friends and family through email and Facebook. Your friends can then buy these gifts individually or even chip-in for bigger items, all online! Not only will your charity receive this donation via GiveIndia but your friends and family will also get a tax-receipt for their donation. Along with this you also get the assurance from GiveIndia that the money will reach an organization which has undergone due-diligence and meets our norms for credibility and transparency.

If you’re ready to create your wishlist, visit In case you don’t have time, the team at Wishberry can make a Wishlist for you! Simply fill out this form: or email or call +91 22 4220 9090.

NGO Listing Renewal on in full swing

NGO Renewal ProcessEach of our certified NGOs undergoes a renewal process annually in November. The process, which helps us to verify that NGOs continue to follow our listing criteria and remain accountable and credible, has begun for our 200+ tier I NGOs.

During renewals, the 2009-2010 financials and Annual Report are audited. The NGOs also submit their latest information, which will be updated shortly on their pages on the site. 12 NGOs have completed the process so far.

View a list of the 20 fastest NGOs to complete their listing renewal process this year.

Giving in Numbers:
A total of Rs.62.27 lacs was disbursed to 210 NGOs last month.

The top 5 NGOs who received funds in the past month are:

1. Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) - Rs. 3,75,229

2. Sweekaar Rehabilitation Institute for Handicapped – Rs. 2,60,584

3. Sevalaya – Rs. 2,34,705

4. Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs. 1,48,982

5. Apnalaya – Rs. 1,07,838

The 5 NGOs that received the least funds last month are:

1. Centre For Social Reconstruction (CSR) – Rs. 700

2. Diya Foundation (DIYA) – Rs. 500

3. MELJOL – Rs. 250

4. Sahara, Orissa – Rs. 250

5. Vishwas Trust – Rs. 250

New NGOs on the block:
Here are some of the newer entrants into the GiveIndia list of certified NGOs over the past few months. GiveIndia welcomes them on board:

Genesis Welfare Trust and Community Development Centre– spreads awareness about HIV/AIDS through statistical data. They work towards making society a better place for the infected.

Hemophilia Federation (India)– is a self-help NGO run by people with Hemophilia themselves, with help from the medical fraternity. They sponsor treatment and education of children with Hemophilia, provide economic rehabilitation to PWH, organize training for doctors, physiotherapist and lab technicians, and more.

Praja Pragathi Trust– works to bring the poorest of the poor into mainstream life, by making them self-reliant. They achieve this through education and traiaing programmes for the youth, education of tribals and more.

Purkal Youth Development Society’s aim is to empower rural communities through access to quality education, health services, skill development and employment; while at the same time, preserving the beautiful Himalayan environment, local cultural traditions and sense of community.

Vikash - aims to build self-reliant tribal and rural communities by educating children, providing livelihood opportunities and supporting people with disabilities in India.

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