Here are easy steps to use your social connections and make an impact
COVID-19 and the lockdown have upended India unimaginably. We are the privileged few in a country where a large portion of the population struggles to get two square meals a day. And the situation has become even more extreme now. Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have come across innumerable stories of heartbreaking hardship.
Migrant labourers, other daily wage earners, street vendors, domestic helpers and nearly all workers in the informal sector have been hit the hardest. Due to the loss of their livelihood, every day is a struggle as they have no food or money to sustain themselves and their families. It has become a matter of survival as they suffer the collateral damage of this shutdown. Besides government efforts, social workers and non-profits are working tirelessly at the forefront to reach such vulnerable groups with food and health essentials.
We, at GiveIndia, have been working relentlessly with our NGO partners too, to raise funds and through them to reach out and help those in distress. In the time of a calamity of this magnitude, we urge you to join hands with us and help with relief work. There’s nothing better than making a difference in someone’s life. You can make a simple donation here.
Or, you can be an active part of our Coronavirus Fundraising in two simple ways:
1. Create a #LetsFightCoronaTogether campaign on our website
You can raise funds for GiveIndia or an NGO of your choice on our platform who is engaged in Covid relief work. You get to decide the fundraising amount and the campaign duration. Amplify it by seeking the support of your friends for online donation through your social network. It’s easy, and it will make you feel good to have helped out when there is so much suffering. Click this link to get started.
2. Start a fundraiser for GiveIndia on Facebook in a few easy steps
In your newsfeed menu, click Fundraisers => Click Raise Money => Select GiveIndia as the nonprofit and fill in the fundraiser details => Click Create. It’s done! For more information visit this page.
Little contributions can make a BIG change! You can create a 10x impact by donating and motivating your friends and family to get involved in this cause. Experience the joy of giving and supporting our trusted partner NGOs in their mission and help those in your network make a diﬀerence too.
The amount raised through your campaign will be used to help poor communities get food, dry rations, hygiene kits, etc to secure themselves and their families. It will also be used to support healthcare workers including doctors and nurses with critical PPE kits containing masks, surgical gloves, gowns, medical aprons, disposable goggles, hand washing liquid soap bottles, face-shield, etc.
To make sure every rupee you give will benefit those most in need we are bearing all payment gateway costs and passing on 100% of your donation to the beneficiaries.
Thank you for your support, your empathy and compassion.
GiveIndia is a 20-year-old NGO, registered under section 25 of the Companies Act. Our partner NGOs, who have the necessary permissions from the government to work on the ground during the lockdown, ensure that people who are in the greatest need receive at least minimal help – and this is made possible through donations.
Samar is a Marketing Communications specialist and freelance writer. She has a master’s in marketing and creativity from ESCP Business School. She is an avid traveler and likes to write about technology, travel, wildlife and sustainability.