by prarthana on Sep 01, 2010      Category: * Needs & Opportunities * Tags: volunteer opportunities joy of giving
“Giving, taking, earning, stealing, squandering, hoarding. These are all human impulses, and we wouldn't be human without them. Yet on this list only one item- giving- appears in the world's wisdom traditions,” the Scriptures say that when you give of your time, emotional support, encouragement, your entire life is blessed and nourished; consequently, you become even more capable of giving.
A platform like the Joy of Giving restores joy to giving, brings many individuals and organisations together, and lets them support each other and work for a cause. Shalabh Sahai, Director of iVolunteer says, “The challenges that our country faces are unquestionably substantial. And only when each one of us raises our hand to say- I want to make a difference, I want to give some part of myself, my time, my skills- can these challenges be overcome.”
With this in mind, iVolunteer is organsing a series of events that will enable people to volunteer in their own city for a cause that they choose. Last year, iVolunteer organised a ‘Camp for the Elderly’ and facilitated old age homes in Bengaluru to get quality health care. This was a good beginning as it involved volunteers in working for the issue of elderly welfare; this year iVolunteer proposes to get more NGOs and beneficiaries served.
To start the Joy of Giving Week- on Sep 26, 2010- iVolunteer plans to organise ‘Wish Fulfilments’ in partnership with Make A Wish Foundation Of India (www.makeawishindia.org) and ‘Clothes Collection’ in partnership with GOONJ (www.goonj.org); ‘Clothes Collection’ will continue into the next day too and ‘Wish Fulfilments’ will be taken up on Sep 30 as well. Sep 28 is for ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ with different orgns. and Sep 29 for ‘Cleanliness Drive’. Sept 30 will see us ‘Giving Thanks to and Respecting Every Job”. Oct 01 is for ‘Sorting Clothes’ that were collected earlier. The last day of the Week is set aside for ‘Feeding the Homeless’ along with Ramaiah Hospital’s Geriatric project i.e. Camp for the elderly at 10 Old Age Homes in different parts of Bangalore for whole week.
“The ‘Joy of Giving Week’ signifies that one point of time in an entire year when all Indians WILL GIVE. They will give to say that I volunteer to make this country a better place,” Shalabh concludes.
So, take a lead and initiative, be the leader at your work place, college, school, complexes and make a difference… Tentative schedule at: http://joyofgivingweek.ning.com/events/volunteering-movement-in-your (Any more events planned will be updated)…
Pls mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wanna be part of this movement, bring the change and see the change... J Believe me “Your skills can change lives” and “We need a massive number of volunteers to change the fortune of our country!” Let’s do it people!!!
Thanks and Happy Volunteering!!!
P.S: This is in continuation and as part of one initiative of my previous blog/story Let's do it - A Fear free City ... http://www.ngopost.org/story/lets-do-it-fear-free-city
Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul
Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul
Head - iVolunteer Centres
iVolunteer -- Your skills can change lives
Cell: +91-99803 50180
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