Looking through our Twitter handle, we came across some gems
2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic created new difficulties and intensified existing ones, and was accompanied by plenty of other challenges too. However, the worst circumstances also seem to have a way of revealing mankind’s best qualities. We at GiveIndia saw record donations and an increased willingness to give this year, showing that the worst situations still provide ample opportunities for humanity to display its best traits. So, to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of the past year, here are 10 of GiveIndia’s best tweets in 2020.
1. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet1
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1269514748338421761?s=20
In June, #IFORINDIA raised ₹52+ crore for GiveIndia’s India COVID Response Fund (ICRF).
#IFORINDIA virtually brought together the nation’s most renowned names in music and entertainment. Individuals, corporate donors, and philanthropists contributed generously, paying tribute to those who work on the frontlines and raising funds for those without work or home.
2. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet2
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1268070138768576512?s=20
Thanks to donors’ generosity, over ₹26 lakh was raised, helping migrant workers reach home during the peak of the pandemic.
When the ordeals faced by migrant workers first came to our notice after the first lockdown, the most overwhelming emotion was helplessness. We lamented their conditions and wondered what we could do to improve their circumstances. As one of our top tweets shares, GiveIndia and the A.T.E Chandra Foundation fulfilled the need of the hour. We launched a fundraiser to bear the transport costs of migrant workers wanting to return home.
3. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet3
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1339527235653443584?s=20
Throughout 2020, donors’ contributions supported 56 lakh citizens, providing humanitarian aid, cash relief and support to healthcare workers.
In 2020, GiveIndia was able to raise over ₹220+ crore for its partner charities for the India COVID Response Fund (ICRF). Watch the video shared in this tweet to see the impact of donations through GiveIndia.
4. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet4
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1315526027829895168
The survey’s most important finding was that Indians’ desire to give has increased significantly during the pandemic.
In October, GiveIndia published a survey tracking how individuals’ giving habits have changed in light of COVID-19. 85% of respondents conveyed a heightened desire to donate or give back. The data revealed several other preferences and trends as well – read about the key insights derived from the survey here.
5. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet5
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1344219729087500288?s=20
By December 2020, GiveIndia #NoChildHomeless campaign had succeeded in providing shelter, food, and education to 1,700+ homeless children through donors’ extremely generous contributions.
As one of our good tweets shares, this campaign yielded remarkable results. However, 189 children still seek sponsors. By donating just ₹750 each month, you can ensure that a vulnerable child will be provided three nutritious meals a day, will be given a home and will be sent to school. Give a child the gifts of shelter, food, and education today!
6. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet6
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1341703607335280643?s=20
By partnering with GiveIndia, your company can utilize its corporate social responsibility fund to maximize impact.
As mentioned in one of our good tweets, Nykaa’s gift of bras to young women through Snehalaya is a perfect example of GiveIndia’s corporate partnerships. You too can support programs that align with your organization’s values, just like Nykaa did. Write to us today to ensure the safety and impact of your organization’s CSR.
7. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet7
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1285579361043664897?s=20
By taking swift action, GiveIndia was able to raise over ₹6 lakh and offer immediate relief to those who were worst affected by the combined devastation of the floods and the pandemic.
When natural calamities destroyed Assam last summer, lakhs were in grave danger. Essential items like rations, water tablets, and tarpaulin were provided to those in need by GiveIndia’s trusted NGO partners working in Assam. Although the worst has already passed, rebuilding efforts are still underway. Donate today to help members of marginalized communities rebuild their lives.
8. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet8
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1260871872155017216?s=20
Throughout the past year, GiveIndia’s partner NGOs have been recipients of donations through Fankind, as shared here.
Fankind’s contributions have provided ration kits to labourers adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis, educated children from marginalized communities in Madhya Pradesh, and educated underprivileged girls, among so much more.
9. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet9
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1323531980240154624?s=20
In April 2020, 2.9 million children in India missed their first dose of the measles vaccine due to the lockdown.
Like measles, many other deadly illnesses can infect, maim, and even kill children, that are easily preventable with timely immunisations. Underprivileged children in India are in danger of contracting such lethal diseases because the pandemic has disrupted their immunisation schedules. By donating just ₹1,000, you can provide a child with a yearly cycle of prescribed vaccines. Donate now to help CRY achieve its goal of immunising more than 40,000 children in the next few months.
10. Best Tweets in 2020 – #Tweet10
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GiveIndia/status/1321814473519243264?s=20
Uplift 29,303 rural families with livelihood support, education, and an annual income increase of ₹89,000 per household.
India’s farmers keep the nation up and running, from cultivating our daily meals to constituting a major chunk of our economy. However, our farmers’ circumstances are far from normal, with many struggling to provide necessities for themselves and their families as mentioned in this tweet. Through GiveIndia, support Swades Foundation’s expansive plan to widen farmers’ earning capacity. Your donation will help 29,303 households in rural India become self-reliant by increasing household income, enabling livelihood opportunities, and providing scholarships. Read more about the program and donate today!
Reflecting on the best of Twitter for GiveIndia during 2020 fills us with hope and optimism about 2021. Although the pandemic will slowly fade away, the spirit of giving initiated by its effects will certainly help GiveIndia’s partners resolve numerous related issues. We look forward to your continued generosity in 2021!
Happy Giving in the New Year!
Established in 2000, GiveIndia is India’s most trusted giving platform for donors. Our community of 1.5M+ donors and 150+ corporate partners have supported 1,800+ nonprofits, impacting 10M+ lives across India.
Advika Roongta is an undergraduate student studying Economics and Public Policy. She enjoys reading, writing and learning about the most pressing issues of our time.