"Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
With the help of all you amazing people out there who supported the Fund Drive, one way or the other, the Fund Drive raised $5836.43 (translates to Rs 288903.28) + Rs 31203 => 3 Lakh Twenty Thousand One Hundred and Seven Rupees (Rs 320107) for the kids at the Vaidehi Ashram. How cool is that. :-)
|A Thank You Note from the Ashram Kids to all of you!|
As promised, it is time to reveal the lucky raffle prize winners. A random drawing was conducted at Ashram today and here are the winners. :-)
How will the money be spent?
During our visit to the Ashram today, my mother and I inquired about what are their immediate necessities for which the money can be put to use.
80 kids study at Sri Saraswati Sisu Mandir school and the monthly fees is about 25,360 Rupees. We are planning to sponsor their school fees for 3 months. (March, April and May) --> Rs 76,080.
We also received a list of month's supply of provisions needed to feed the kids at the Ashram. The list is currently being sorted out and a part of remaining Rs 2,44,027 will be spent on the essential groceries. Watch out for this space. I will post more updates and photographs as we start disbursing the money.
Translating in English, the below Quote of the day -
"Say NO to laziness not only in actions, but also in thoughts."
Words cannot express my happiness at seeing the glowing faces of the Ashram Kids and the very thought that we could do something for them. This was possible only because of our collective effort.
A Big Thank You to each and everybody!.
If you wish to continue to support the Ashram kids, below are some projects you might be interested in -
1. Adopt a girl for one year (Includes clothing, food, education and other necessities) Rs 20,000/-
2. Vidyanidhi (Education costs a girl for one year) Rs 5,000/-
3. Mangala Nidhi (One time deposit to cover a day's food expenses commemorating any auspicious occasion every year) Rs 20,000/
4. Smrithi Nidhi (One time deposit to cover a day's food expenses in remembrance of your beloved every year) Rs 20,000/-
5. Kishori Vikas Yojana Nidhi (Expenditure to run one Centre of Development Project for Adolescent Girls for one month) Rs 1000/-
6. Vaidehi Mahila Vikasa Samithi (One month expenditure to train Unemployed Youth & Women. Also includes cost for food and shelter) Rs 10,000/-
7. To sponsor a meal for all the Ashram girls: Rs 2,000
Please send them an email at - firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 91-9032152105 / 91-40-24075544 with the project details.
Vaidehi Seva Samithi
Beside Sri Saraswati Sisu Mandir High School
Krishna Nagar, Saidabad, Hyderabad - 500 059
Ph No: 040-24075544
To send your contributions directly in the form of a cheque or a demand draft, draw it in favour of - M/s Vaidehi Seva Samithi and send to the above mentioned address with a cover letter specifying your details.
Bank Details for direct deposit: The Ashram authorities have requested a cover letter for the direct deposit contributions as well as they have to know who you are for filing their taxes to Govt. Of India.
For foreign donations only: Vaidehi seva samithi A/C No.5219946953, State Bank of Hyderabad, Disulkhnagar (FCRA) .
For Indian donations only: Vaidehi seva samithi A/c No.2818101000609, CANARA BANK, Saidabad, Hyderabad
Ashram PAN ID (Tax ID) - AAATV2720Q.
My first visit to Vaidehi Ashram
My second visit to Ashram
Fund Drive for Vaidehi Ashram
until next time,