‘Daan’ and ‘Utsav’ are two words that describe our Indian Culture extremely well. Daan Utsav, also known as ‘The Joy of Giving Week’ is a Festival celebrated in India every year from 2nd October to 8th October. Launched in 2009, Daan Utsav celebrates the spirit and joy of giving. The festival encourages and empowers millions of people to give back to society in any way they can. It represents breaking down the conventional stereotype of philanthropy, by focusing on the simple act of making someone else happy. This act of giving can be anything from time, money, materials, necessities, or love!
Daan Utsav is a volunteer-driven initiative executed by a passionate group of volunteers who manage the activities of the festival. The festival sees people from all walks of life doing their part for the betterment of society. Its ideology is focused on allowing people to give back in any way they choose. No contribution is too small and every form of contribution is appreciated. Something as simple teaching your household help basic English or feeding a stray dog would be in line with the spirit of Daan Utsav.
In 2017 millions of people participated in more than 1,500 events across 200 cities, raising considerable amounts of money, collecting material donations and volunteering countless hours. Be part of a movement that is dedicated to making a positive impact in people’s lives, an initiative where every small contribution makes a difference.
ConnectFor is looking for volunteers in Bengaluru, to participate in this year’s Daan Utsav. If you live in Bengaluru or are visiting during the week of October 2-October 8, please consider volunteering! More the merrier, spread the message of Daan Utsav by bringing a friend or a family member along with you.
To RSVP, please click on the links provided below, and stay tuned for more updates!
Along with this ConnectFor is hosting a number of Donation drives across Bengaluru. These drives serve as a great opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in need, by donating items you no longer use. Here is a list of NGOs you can donation at.
- Mantra4change - Mantra4Change takes a systemic approach to address the issue of poor quality of education in under-resourced schools. Here are some items they require - Skipping Rope, Throwball, Volleyball, Carrom, Chess Boards, Snake and Ladder Badminton, Cricket bats, Softballs, Puzzles Frisbee Soaps Pencil set Geometry boxes
- ESTAH Society - ESTAH Society helps people to get a fair idea about what they can make out of their lives but also allowing them to get a grip with the right financial backup. Here are some items they require - Fruit Plants seeds, fruits, and vegetable plant manure
- Amici do Raoul Follereaue (AIFO India) - a non-profit organization on a mission to eradicate leprosy In India and support persons with disability. Here are some items they require — Bag, Lunchbox, water bottle, A4 size notebooks, Mini- Notebooks
- Gubbachi Learning Community - a community of learners who have come together to bridge migrant Out of School Children back into the public education system. Here are some items they require -School Bags, Plates, Small steel glasses, Badminton rackets set, Skipping ropes, Shuttlecocks, Football Volleyball Volleyball
- Reaching Hand - Reaching Hand works with vulnerable children, marginalized women & deprived families empowering them to lead a life of hope, self-worth, and dignity. Here are some items they require — School bag, Notebooks, Geometry box, Pencil, Pens, Umbrella Water bottle, Drawing books, Steel Plates, Steel glasses.
- Society for Space Education, Research and Development [SSERD] -Society for Space Education Research and Development (SSERD) is a community committed to elevate and foster the education of space and research universally. Here are some items they require — Telescope 3D printer Tables and Chairs
You can drop these items at the respective NGOs anytime between October 2 -October 8, for exact addresses or if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to ConnectFor at +91 79773 47851.
Since giving back to our community can not be measured, even the smallest actions count. Do share your #SmallJoysofGiving moments with us on social media. Let’s connect for happiness!