It was a fantastic learning experience to watch LEAD(an organisation comprising a group of young people united by a desire to educate and thereby, change destinies of underprevileged children around Airoli, Ghansoli and few rural villages in Badlapur) conduct, manage for the cause. Following our small Volunteers Meet at Airoli, it was a truly great event.

The volunteers involved at LEAD this year and since its intiative really bring a diverse mix of skills, which is great to see. From B.Com grads to technical whiz kids all passionate fellows, it has been incredibly inspiring talking to them and hearing about their ideas, plans for the future. From shoots trees grow.

While the Centre is a resource, the true spirit will come from all of the energetic youths involved who are taking bold steps to improve their communities and regenerate the hope of education for underprivileged kids. I’m thrilled to be supporting the region in this way with many others helping out.

Recently, I was sent a link to a fascinating page in the TimesOfIndia over the weekend which was about The Joy of Giving Week. Its India’s festival of giving!!!!

No matter who you are you can be a part of it by doing something good for the society at large and thats exactly what it does.

Just when I thought, why not start your own page for charity that you feel passionate about?
Just then, we created a community GIVE JOY which would help colleges look into celebrating JOY of GIVING WEEK 2011 and would also foster genuine, selfless giving for the needy!

Thereby we planned to create many events for the cause up this week! Check them out and try to be a part of it.

– Donate old clothes, stationary, food items for a good cause.

– Buy stationary at a concessional rate and donate the remaining amount.

– Love chocolates, puppets

– A Bike ride from Mulund to Malshej (don’t miss!) … Ride for a cause on 2nd October 2011

– Celebrate in your community
Learn how

– Buy paintings View them here

– Get the latest edition of POPULAR SCIENCE at a concessional rate to support! Drop an email at prathameshshanbhag at yahoo dot com 😉

So, how do you plan to celebrate the JOY of Giving Week 2011?

All items and other beneficiaries collected will be mobilized to LEAD Foundation based in Airoli.
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If you plan to give generously or have any other query please drop a mail at or Call on 97 57 28 76 18

Make sure you check back in over the coming weeks to see how we are all getting onGIVE JOY

I’m still confused!


2 comments on “THE JOY OF GIVING WEEK 2011

  1. vivek s desai says:

    ours is a society at mulund east named brahma niwas. we had collected old clohting during ganesh festival from society members . now we want to donate same to organisation who help poor. thus anybody will drop to our place to collect those thing and give us satisfaction for helping contact. my name . vivek dsai tel.9323800643

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