Next month is ‘The Joy of Giving‘ week which will be celebrated for the 5th time across India. Started in 2009, the idea for celebrating it didn’t came from a single person or organisation. Between Nov – 2008 and Feb – 2009, several individuals, NGO leaders and others got together and decided to launch an “India Giving Week”, that would be an open platform encouraging everyone in India to give back. Specific events were organised for the week and “Joy of Giving Week” brand identity was created in March 2009.
So, what’s the week? Well, it’s a festival for giving. The week begins on the birthday of the Father of our Nation and during the week various individuals, schools. colleges, social groups, NGOs, Companies organise various events to raise funds for donation. In 2012, events were organised in 70+ cities across India, so do check the website joyofgivingweek.org, there may be an event in your city that you can participate in or volunteer as there is always need for more volunteers. Do participate in the week and bring joy in someone’s life.
Now, for the people in Ahmedabad, “FoodforChange – 2013” is the event that is going to be held in the city on Oct – 6. Saath is a partner for this event and your participation will help Saath in providing education and nutrition to child labourers, offer skills to disenfranchised youth and women and in various other social development programmes. Details for the event are in the poster below and for any more information do write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss out on this week and celebrate the festival of giving and bring a smile in someone’s life.