GiveIndia logo

GiveIndia Newsletter, September 2008

In this issue:
Bihar flood relief tie-up
Donor Speak
Payroll Giving Updates
Want a tax benefit as a US donor? 

Make a donation:
A tricycle for a poor, needy disabled person»

Help improve a rural school»

Feed 55 poor, disabled trainees»

Sponsor coaching for tribal students»

Bihar flood relief
Villagers in the flood-affected regions of Bihar are trying to escape the wrath of the Kosi. Many NGOs and locals are helping people on the ground by providing food and shelter. While all of us cannot be helping people personally, we can do our bit by helping these NGOs raise funds and provide for these marooned people.

Make a donation through any of the following iGive pages**to pledge your support for the victims of Bihar's flood-affected areas. You can also create your own iGive page to help the flood-affected in Bihar.

Support GENVP's relief efforts»

Help Child in Need's (CINI) relief operations»

Support Abhiyan's flood relief work»

**These NGOs have met the Credibility Alliance norms. However, GiveIndia does not provide any assurance on use of funds raised through iGive pages, nor provides feedback reports for the same. You will have to follow up with the iGive page owner or the NGO directly to know how your funds were utilised.
Our new tie-up with, an audio portal that promotes Indian music and audio products on the Internet, has partnered with GiveIndia to raise funds via its online ventures and contribute to a social cause. They have decided to donate a percentage of their total proceeds to GiveIndia-listed NGOs every month. So the next time you pick up one of their CDs, you know you would have also made a difference to an underprivileged person's life!
 Donor speak:
A few words from our payroll givers at Firstsource:

"I am very happy with the donation I've been making for the years towards various causes through GiveIndia. The best feature being I know the progress of the person towards whom I make the donation, that really keeps my going and igniting other minds to share for the cause.

Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it and I feel GiveIndia is worth the cause."

-Angha Panse supported a child through Adarsh Charitable Trust.

"The payroll programme has unravelled the joy of "giving".
This programme allows anyone to make a difference to the
lives of the underprivileged - in small ways. Personally,
the experience has been overwhelming. I was really impressed
when I made my first donation and immediately received a
response from Give India with the details on the individual
to whom the donation was made. I think this will take Give
India a long way..."

-Shamanth Krishnamurthy sponsored an elderly person through Economic Rural Development Society.
Payroll Giving updates:
CRISIL recently relaunched their Payroll Giving programme. The effort was mostly driven by some remarkable volunteering within CRISIL as part of their CSR, CRISILites Hearts @ Work. In just a span of 3 days, over 550 employees signed up for a total monthly contribution of over Rs.1 lakh. Our thanks to HR Head Sameer Bhakhri, Josey Joseph, and the volunteers for this wonderful effort.

Kotak Life Insurance also launched the programme. Our thanks to Sugato Dutta and Swatii Sanghi. The sign up drive has just started.

The rollout at Bajaj Allianz Life is moving well. Nearly 300 employees have already signed up for the programme.

If you are a Payroll Giver, you too can donate your account balance and change a life.
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
Want a tax benefit as a US donor?
Are you a US tax payer? Did you know that as a US tax payer you can avail of tax benefits under 501 (c) (3) for your donations on GiveIndia? Make sure your Tax Paying Status is set to 'US Tax Payer' to avail of this benefit. Update this information in 'My Profile' today to get a tax-deduction for all your future donations.
NGO feedback efficiency ratings:
View NGO feedback efficiency ratings as of September 15.

New NGOs on the block:
This month, GiveIndia welcomes 7 new NGOs. These are:
IDEA Foundation's mission is to give every child an education at least till secondary school level.

IImpact' s single minded objective is to educate under-privileged girls from socially & economically disadvantaged sections of society.

Ashray Akruti empowers hearing impaired & underprivileged children of Andhra Pradesh to use their innate capacities to reach optimum level of independence.

Sri Arunodayam's mission is to ensure that no mentally challenged parentless child should be left on the streets uncared and unattended.

Shubham: gives people with disabilities the opportunity to become self-sufficient & to achieve their goals and play a useful role in the community.

Voluntary Health Association of Tripura is working is to make health a reality for the people of Tripura.

National Rural Research and Development Association (NARAD): works towards overall rural development i.e educational, health, environmental, and women empowerment.

Giving in numbers:
The top 5 NGOs receiving funds this month are:

Pondicherry Kidney Foundation - Rs.4,21,051

Child Aid Foundation - Rs.1,75,804

Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs.107,038

Andhjan Kalyan Trust - Rs.104,565

Mitra Jyothi - Rs.90,961

This month, GiveIndia disbursed approx. Rs. 24.3 lacs to 84 GiveIndia-listed NGOs.

Other ways to connect with GiveIndia:
*Join GiveIndia's community on Orkut

*Be part of the GiveIndia cause on Facebook

Copyright 2008 All rights reserved.
This newsletter is sent to you because you are a registered user of or because you have requested to be subscribed to the newsletter. Mail us, if you would not like to receive future mailings. If a friend of yours wants to subscribe to the newsletter ask him/her to send a mail to with the word "Subscribe" in the subject.