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Himalaya Waste Projects Under Threat Of Closure


The waste management projects in Bhagsu and Triund mountain camp may soon be shut down due to lack of funds. Here’s how your CSR Funding can help.

This cause is featured on Fund My Project as part of CSRlive.in‘s collaboration with Ketto.org

This cause is featured on Fund My Project as part of CSRlive.in‘s collaboration with Ketto.org

Project by: Waste Warriors

Funding Required: INR 12 Lacs

Category: Eligible CSR activity as per Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII

(iv) ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, …conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water;


Here’s what the Waste Warriors have to say about their project:

Waste Warriors has been working hard to keep the mountains clean since 2012 but the Dharamsala project will soon be stopped unless we raise enough funds to continue working there. Triund has become known as one of the cleanest hiking destinations in the country, despite being visited by approximately 10,000 people each month but sadly, due to lack of support and no financial assistance from the Government and the businesses there, we are now running at a huge deficit with the project and a decision has been made to close it down.

In addition to the Triund project we also provide a waste collection in Bhagsu and the majority of places we collect from have no vehicle access making our work extremely challenging. We host weekly clean’s drives at Bhagsu waterfall and out in the local community, provide dustbins for use by the general public, do awareness raising art projects, educational children’s events etc.

We have collected and processed over 980 tonnes of waste from Bhagsunag and Triund since August 2012 and if we cease to work in these areas, the results will be catastrophic!

Kids Dharamsala

Urgent Appeal

Please donate so that we can keep our projects going and continue to take care of the mountains. Everyone agrees that the work we are doing is essential but we cannot continue without funding. Please share this page with your friends, family and contacts so they too can support our cause.

About the NGO

Our Founder Jodie Underhill started the Triund project in 2009. She was so dismayed to see the garbage strewn around the mountain camp and down the mountainside, that she immediately started clean-up drives, a weekly waste collection service and set up a recycling station at Galu, the popular trekking crossroads. Waste Warriors was registered in 2012 and has been doing awesome work there ever since.

Waste Warriors is a not for profit organization and a registered society committed to tackling India’s garbage problem. We do this through a combination of direct action, liaison and awareness raising, with an emphasis on civic pride and education. We have projects in Dharamsala, Dehradun and around the Corbett Tiger Reserve. We employ around 60 members of staff, the majority of those are Waste Workers from some of the poorest sectors of society. Our work has been praised across the country but fundraising remains our largest challenge.


The Current Situation

The project is managed by Project Assistants Vivek and Sanam, who recruit volunteers to help them clean the trail and segregate the waste from all of the chai shops and guest houses en-route to and at the mountain camp itself. The segregated, bagged up waste is then bought down to Bhagsunag by the mules that take the supplies up the mountain. Last year we spent nearly a lakh on mules alone to bring all of the waste down. Recyclable waste is then further segregated and sent for recycling and the non-recyclable waste goes to the official dumping ground in Lower Dharamsala.


Our Other Projects in Dharamsala

In addition to the Triund project, we also run a number of other projects in the Bhagsunag area. These projects are also at risk of closure as we do not have the funding to sustain them.

Door-to-Door Waste Collection

We run a door-to-door waste collection for businesses and households in Lower and Upper Bhagsunag and collect from over 200 places during the busy tourist season. Given that many of these places are inaccessible by road, our Green Workers have to carry waste for up to 2km’s. The terrain is steep meaning our workers have to be in prime physical shape to do their jobs. Providing a waste collection service has massively reduced the amount of burning and dumping in the forest and nullahs (streams). We receive monthly donations from the households and businesses but not enough to cover the costs of providing the service.


Maintaining the Cleanliness of Bhagsunag

This once sleepy village is now a mass of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. During the main tourist season, Bhagsunag sees an average of 5000 tourists per day! The Municipality only employs 2 people to clean there, the same amount that they had 7 years ago despite the increase in tourism and population. Our workers maintain the cleanliness of the main square and taxi area, the main shopping hill and the two children’s playgrounds.


We are huge advocates of the importance of dustbins – we have installed dustbins all over Bhagsunag, and we empty them on a regular basis. We also empty dustbins that have been installed by the Vyipar Mandal, so in total we manage 42 dustbins. Dustbins are essential if cleanliness is to be achieved and people definitely use them if they are available.

Use dustbins

Bhagsu Waterfall

Every Thursday we host a clean-up at tourist hotspot, Bhagsu Waterfall. Not only is this place visited by thousands of tourists it is also used as a place for swimming and washing clothes by the locals. In addition to cleaning around the waterfall we also clean the trail that leads there from Bhagsu. We provide a waste collection service to the businesses in this area and have installed signage and dustbins there in order to mitigate littering.


Community Clean-Up Drives

We conduct regular community clean-ups in our local area, including the surrounding forests and hiking trails. We choose an area to clean, recruit volunteers to help us, many of them are tourists passing through and others are from various organizations. We work hard to involve community members but it’s not easy due to the social stigma attached to waste. We ensure that waste is collected segregated so that we can recycle as much as possible.

Educational Programmes

We truly understand the importance of educating the next generation about waste management so we run educational children’s events and conduct activities with schools. Local school children get involved in our clean-up drives and awareness raising activities too.


Please Support Us!

For all of you that can appreciate the beauty of the mountains, want a clean India or have seen first hand how important our work is please donate. Share this appeal on your social media, speak with family and friends and help us to raise enough funds to cover our basic expenses for the Dharamsala project for the year ahead. Thanks in advance for all your help.

Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to watch this video.

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Re-published here as part of Your Mark On The World’s collaboration with CSRlive.in


Launching of The Second Round of The Merry Christmas Campaign For The Homeless: A Wave of Solidarity Throughout The United States

The search engine Lilo is launching its Merry Christmas campaign for the homeless for the second year in a row. The goal: to offer gifts and deliver words of solidarity to homeless people throughout the United States. And it will be free for Internet users!

What if you could write a little note to a homeless person for Christmas and offer him or her a gift, would you do it?

Each year, more than 500,000 people find themselves on the streets during the winter and holiday season (1). Based on that number, the co-founders of the search engine lilo.org came up with an idea: allow all Americans to participate for free in a campaign of solidarity for homeless people during the holiday season.

The idea is very simple; each web user can write a short message on the website http://christmas.lilo.org. These messages will then be printed and distributed to homeless people. And that’s not all! Every beneficiary will also be able to choose a gift with an average value of $30. The money for these gifts comes from searches done on the search engine lilo.org. In fact, for every search that is made on a search engine, money is generated. Lilo allows you to redirect this money to pay for Christmas gifts for homeless people. In this way, everyone is able to participate for free by doing internet searches on lilo.org during the month of December.

The goal is to be able to give a heartwarming gift but also to share a moment with them. We often pass by these people without even noticing, this campaign is a great opportunity to take the first step.

In 2015, more than 5,000 notes were distributed and several thousands of dollars raised thanks to searches made on the search engine Lilo.org

Last year, this campaign enabled offer many gifts. This year, lilo is aiming to give more than 1,000 gifts.

But what kinds of gifts are offered?

Most often, the homeless ask for warm clothing, a night in a hotel, or a warm meal but some wish for gifts a bit more original such as a radio set, a watch, or a phone.

How to participate ?

In order to participate, it’s very simple, all you need to do is go on the site http://christmas.lilo.org and write a little note for Christmas. You can also raise money for the gifts that will be distributed by changing your search engine for the duration of the holiday season, which can done on the site http://www.lilo.org

Video and website

Website : http://christmas.lilo.org
Video : https://youtu.be/56Lm6D3vPdI

To know more about the search engine Lilo, http://www.lilo.org

To know about the projects supported by Lilo :


To access the little notes : http://christmas.lilo.org


Lilo was launched in 2015. It has already raised more than $150 000 through the 50 projects that it supports. Today, more than 12 million searches are made every month on Lilo.

HomeAid Concludes Successful Homelessness Awareness Month

National Awareness Week Becomes a Month-long Drive to Address Critical Issue

Press Release – NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, spent the entire month of November holding events and undertaking activities to highlight and help to end hunger and homelessness in this country. The annual event was called HomeAid’s Homelessness Awareness Month.

“We were very glad to bring special attention to and take substantive steps to address homelessness during HomeAid’s Homelessness Awareness Month (HHAM) in November,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. “Homelessness remains a major problem in this country and its causes are numerous and diverse, including job loss, medical crisis, domestic abuse, alcohol or drug addiction, and post-traumatic stress syndrome in veterans.” It is estimated that 80% of the homeless are only situational and can be moved back to self-sufficiency, and HomeAid builds housing and conducts community outreach for charities helping these people in need.

“Homelessness Awareness Month is a time for us at HomeAid, which has dedicated itself to this cause for 27 years now, to focus people’s attention on this problem, have a genuine discussion about solutions, and take concrete action to get this societal problem solved once and for all.”

All of HomeAid’s 17 chapters participated in the effort during November, with the five calendar weeks in November focused on 1) homeless youth, 2) veterans, 3) homeless families, 4) hunger, and 5) chronic homelessness. A major social media campaign was held on Facebook and on Twitter, and some of the specific events and activities that were held included:

  • HA Orange County and HA San Diego each held a month long “30 ways in 30 days” campaigns
  • HA Houston held a “Picture This” display of photos taken by homeless kids at Angel Reach
  • HA Southern Nevada ran a 2-week food drive to benefit US Vets and Serving Hope LV
  • HA Washington DC conducted a month long Care Kit distribution
  • HA Sacramento held a month long blanket drive
  • HA Atlanta participated in the Health and Housing Innovation Forum held by United Way
  • HA Inland Empire served Thanksgiving Dinner at the Corona Norco Rescue Mission, in addition to conducting Care Kits Days with Pardee (TRI Pointe) Homes and CalAtlantic Homes
  • HA Puget Sound and HA Twin Cities conducted Care Kits Days with Bank of America volunteers
  • HA Northern Virginia conducted its annual toy drive for homeless kids
  • HA Colorado spent 4 days assembling and delivering Care Kits to local shelters
  • HA Northern California conducted a toy drive with BIA Bay Area PASS
  • HA Portland had an event sponsored by ProBuild to collect hygiene items for local shelters
  • HA Hawaii participated in Giving Tuesday as part of its weekly calendar of events
  • HA Los Angeles, our brand new chapter, held an activity at the Brookfield Residential retreat
  • HA Southeastern Michigan conducted a Care Kits Day with Stearns Lending

The SE Michigan event was part of a national campaign that Stearns Lending held with HomeAid and called “HomeAid for the Holidays.” In this effort, Stearns—a national partner and Board member of HomeAid America—held Care Kits Days benefiting six different chapters and created and delivered over 5,000 Care Kits to homeless shelters around the country.

For a complete listing of the HomeAid HHAW events held, visit: http://www.homeaid.org/hham2016


HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, founded in Southern California in 1989. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed 450 multi-unit housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $210 million, of which nearly 50 percent—over $100 million—has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 60 additional projects in development across the country. HomeAid has added over 8,500 beds in facilities helping the homeless through HomeAid’s network of 17 active chapters in 12 states across the country. These beds have been used by over 250,000 previously homeless people over HomeAid’s history. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.

Robert Downey Jr., Scooter Braun and LA Kings Honored at Make-A-Wish’s Star-Studded Gala That Raised Over $1 Million

Don Cheadle, Tori Kelly, Gavin Rossdale, Bush and X Ambassadors among presenters and performers at 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala hosted by Mario Lopez

Press Release – HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/Robert Downey Jr., Scooter Braun and the Los Angeles Kings were honored as heroes at Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala on Wednesday evening at the Hollywood Palladium. Hosted by EXTRA’s Mario Lopez, this wish-filled evening was attended by Don Cheadle, Gavin Rossdale, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, LA Kings players Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson and included special performances by Tori Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bush. Over 700 came together raising over $1 million to celebrate the children and families whose lives have been changed forever by the power of a wish.

Said Neal Aton, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, “We appreciate all the friends and supporters who shared the special evening with us. It was a room full of warmth, hopes and generosity. Together we raised over $1 million to grant wishes and strengthened our friendships in the community.”

Oscar®-nominated actor Don Cheadle and Wish Kid Cameron Fisch (now age 22) presented Robert Downey Jr. with the Shining Star Award for the dozens of wishes that he has granted to children around the world. Downey fulfilled Cameron’s wish five years ago when he invited the then 17-year-old, who has a nervous system disorder, to the movie set of The Avengers.

Grammy®-nominated singer Tori Kelly presented the Humanitarian Award to entertainment industry power broker and multimedia entrepreneur Scooter Braun. Scooter has granted hundreds of wishes for Make-A-Wish through his talent roster that includes Kelly, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, among others.

Kelly later performed “Something Beautiful” from her debut album Unbreakable Smile, following a presentation by parents Theresa and Brian, whose five-year-old daughter Brylee’s wish to meet Tori was fulfilled before she passed away from cancer.

In honor of the Los Angeles Kings longstanding partnership with Make-A-Wish, the team was presented with the first ever Power of a Wish Award by Wish Kids William (age 12) and Tatiana (age 13). William’s wish to meet former Kings captain Dustin Brown was granted after he finished up his leukemia treatment. Tatiana, who has cystic fibrosis, had her wish to attend the Olympics and a King’s game fulfilled this past summer. Accepting the award on the Kings’ behalf was COO Kelly Cheeseman.

The evening also included performances by X Ambassadors, who performed their top 20 hit “Unsteady,” and by multi-platinum rock band Bush, who performed a medley of their top hits.

Past honorees include sports stars Kobe Bryant, Landon Donovan and Oscar de la Hoya; philanthropists Sam Nazarian and Michael Rosenfeld; and medical pioneers Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, OneLegacy and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

The Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala is proudly sponsored by: Presenting Sponsor: The Goldwin Foundation; Star Catchers Sponsors: Jacqueline M. Glass Family, Kennedy Wilson, Mattel, Inc., OneLegacy, Shegerian & Associates, The Walt Disney Company; Reception Sponsor: Security Benefit; Heroes Sponsors: AECOM, Artemis Real Estate Partners, CAA, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Colony Capital, Drew & Jill Lawton, Eastdil Secured, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Hudson Pacific Properties, Integral Communities, Lockton Insurance Brokers, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Nickelodeon, Oaktree Capital Management, O’Melveny, Paul Hastings LLP, sbe, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Wells Fargo, Woodridge Capital Partners, LLC.

Tobacco Road Marathon And The V Foundation For Cancer Research Announce Charitable Fund Raising Collaboration

Press Release – CARY, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and the V Foundation announced today that Team V, the foundation’s charity endurance fundraising platform, has made TRM their spring 2017 featured race. Team V enables runners of all levels to turn their love of running into an opportunity to raise funds for the V Foundation to pursue their goal of declaring victory over cancer.

“We are excited to join a passionate group of runners in partnership with Tobacco Road Marathon,” said Norm Bowling, V Foundation Chief Revenue Officer. “We’re pleased to offer this popular community event to Team V participants, and we look forward to helping them achieve their fitness and fundraising goals.”

The collaboration provides Team V the ability to develop their dedicated TRM running team to drive fundraising for cancer research through the V Foundation. Team V supports both local and national runners with training options. Locals have the option of training with fee-based Fleet Feet training programs. Team V will reimburse the program fees if the runners meet their individual fund raising goals. All runners have access to a training program and certified coaches.


Team V provides runners comprehensive fundraising support, including an on-line toolkit with a handbook, communication templates and more. Runners also receive a technical training shirt and additional swag, and a Team V tent will be at the start-finish. Runners can join Team V at www.jimmyv.org/get-involved.

“We believe our commitment to charity attracts top level associations like the V Foundation,” said Mark Dill, TRM marketing director. “TRM achieved record charitable contributions in 2016, at $127,500 and reached $631,500 in cumulative giving since 2010. We are on target for $1,000,000 by 2019. ‘

The Tobacco Road Marathon and its companion half marathon will take place March 19, 2017 in Cary, North Carolina on the pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT). Runners start from the USA Baseball & Thomas Brooks Park.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research is dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. It was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated with its sponsors to providing financial assistance to its partner charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.

Uganda Christian Orphanage Building Fund Raiser

Press Release – Houston, TX, November 2016 – Helen Cook, owner of PrimeStar Publicity and Public Relations, has set up a page on GoFundMe.com for the sole purpose of raising $25,000 US dollars to purchase land and start construction on a building to house fifty Ugandan orphans and a small staff of four.

Even though the Light for Orphans Ministry (LFOM) must be registered and licensed with the government of Uganda, they receive no support because they are a Christian ministry.

Their daily needs – food, shelter, medical, clothing and education – are provided by a small group of dedicated donors, about eleven, here in the US and one in Australia.

The “LFOM family” is currently housed in a rented facility that was slated to be a motel, in the small village of Jinja, Uganda, East Africa. However, they have already outgrown the facility that they moved into less than two years ago when their numbers were less than forty.

It would be so wonderful for them to have a permanent home; one where they can continue to grow without facing the need to have to move out once again.

If your heart is moved to do so, you can make donations to the building fund at: https://www.gofundme.com/light-for-orphans-building-fund?ssid=819941954&pos=1

Maybe you would like to become a regular donor for the monthly needs of our beautiful family. If so, you can make donations to Light for Orphans Ministry (LFOM) c/o Helen Cook, 2668 Hwy. 36 S. #127, Brenham, TX 77833.

If you would like more information about LFOM, feel free to contact me either by phone at 903-654-0938 or email, helencook53@yahoo.com.

1 John 3:17: “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

Helen Cook

Light for Orphans Ministry

Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Politics Are the Driving Force for Donations This Holiday Season

Charitable action platform PublicGood.com reports charitable trends from Giving Tuesday were strongly influenced by the political news cycle


Press Release – CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Following a successful #GIVINGTUESDAY in which over $168 million was donated, an increase of over $51 million from 2015 according to givingtuesday.org, popular online charitable action platform PublicGood.com has released its report on donation trends from Giving Tuesday and its predictions for the future of charitable giving.

In addition to the increasing trend of gifts and monetary donations this season, Public Good saw a direct correlation between political news and trends in giving. Below are Public Good’s key findings regarding 2016 holiday giving trends:

  • 100% increase in support for nonprofit organizations that focus on refugees and the environment.
  • A major increase in support for civil rights organizations. In 2015, no civil rights organizations were the top donation recipients. This year, Injustice Watch (#2) and Environmental Law & Policy Center (#10) were both among the top 10 charities where donations were received at PublicGood.com.
  • Strong increase in donations to children and youth focused organizations following the announcement of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. The day following the announcement of Betsy DeVos’ appointment, approximately 75% of all donations on PublicGood.com went to children and youth organizations – up from less than 50% in 2015.

“People are responding to particular news quite quickly, not just making blanket politically motivated gifts. It’s a trend that is likely to stay,” said charitable giving expert and co-founder of Public Good, Dan Ratner. For the future of charitable actions, Ratner predicts this trend to continue: “All in all, we’re projecting a 9% year-over-year growth in giving, which would be a significant uptick. Since a lot of that has been spread out over the year, we believe it is driven more by a stronger economy and more natural disasters. In the last month we’ve seen the mix of organizations change more than the volume of gifts.”

Since the initial launch of Public Good in Chicago in 2014, the technology platform has been the pioneer and leader in powering “Take Action” in major U.S. publications including CNN, Tribune Media, Cox Media, Advance Media, Upworthy and many more. Take Action empowers readers to make a difference in the news that they are reading by connecting them with organizations and actions they can do to make a difference.

“The ability to go local is a critical part of the Take Action experience,” said Melissa Anderson, Public Good President and Co-Founder. “We know that 80% of people prefer to give back in their own communities and our technology algorithm automatically connects readers with organizations in their community.” In addition, Public Good has powered a number of phenomenally impactful campaigns for various nonprofits, including a campaign for the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation that included Dolly Parton and garnered over 100 volunteer kidney donors in 72 hours, resulting in two successful surgeries and lives saved.

For those interested in taking action on causes that they care about, go to publicgood.com to find local organizations working on the causes that you are about with just one click. Public Good has every 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S. on the platform.

About Public Good

Public Good is the online network for civic action, empowering people to make a difference on the causes they care about. Its Take Action technology connects people reading the news with things they can do to make a difference on the issues around the world and in their own neighborhoods. The company is based in Chicago and was founded in 2013 by veterans of some of the region’s biggest tech successes including Obama for America, Sittercity.com, Orbitz, and Groupon. Its tools are in use by many of the nation’s largest, most respected media outlets and allows users to support any of the nation’s 1.1 million nonprofit organizations.

Help Us Bring Sports To 80+ Low Income Schools & Communities


Here’s how your CSR funding can ensure a structured platform for children to play multiple sports, perform in a citywide competitive league and learn crucial life skills through self-awareness and experiences of playing.

This cause is featured on Fund My Project as part of CSRlive.in‘s collaboration with BitGiving.com

This cause is featured on Fund My Project as part of CSRlive.in‘s collaboration with BitGiving.com

Project by: Khel Khel Mein Foundation

Location: New Delhi

Funding Required: INR 4,50,000

Category: Eligible CSR activity as per Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII

(vii) training to promote rural sports, nationally recognised sports, paralympic sports and Olympic sports;

Here’s what the folks at Khel Khel Mein Foundation have to say about their project:

“Sports includes all forms of physical activity that contributes to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction” – UN Task Force on Sports 4 Development

At Khel Khel Mein Foundation, we believe sports imbibes a deep potential for change. Since our inception in 2013, we have tried to innovate and inspire through sports. Our vision is to nurture holistic growth through sports. What started three years ago as a Physical Education period in a few schools is now shaping into a story of change through sports. True to the nature of sports, it has been a team effort.

We envision to deepen our impact in 2016-17 and are deeply committed to the year ahead as a team. Together, we can.

What we do

KKMF’s primary focus ensures a structured platform for children to PLAY. We build upon the experience to nurture development in all aspects. We’re currently spearheading one of the most ambitious sports interventions ever to be done at the grassroots. Our work reaches almost 10,000 children through 70+ low-income communities & schools in Delhi. Through a unique model of PLAY. PERFORM. PROSPER a child gets the opportunity to play multiple sports, perform in a citywide competitive league and learn crucial life skills through self-awareness and experiences of playing.

Your Contribution

Here is a snapshot of how your funds will be helping our students:

  • INR 500 provides for one child’s training for 6 months
  • INR 500 allows a child to play in 20 matches of the KKM League
  • INR 800 provides refreshments to 100 children on a league day
  • INR 1250 allows an entire school to play one match during the league
  • INR 1500 provides 3hrs of weekly sports training for a school for 1 month.

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Looking for funding?

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Re-published here as part of Your Mark On The World’s collaboration with CSRlive.in


11-Year-Old Santa Celebrates 5th Year of Helping Families in Need

Press Release – JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — If you’ve ever wondered where your toy and holiday donations go, you’re not alone. Every year at this time, cardboard boxes pop up at retailers asking you toss an unwrapped toy inside with no further requirements or information as to where it will end up. At the age of six, Jamie Ashbourne was horrified to learn that there was no way to make sure his donation got to the right person. Dropping unwrapped toys in a cardboard box for children in need seemed like a horror scene out of a Toy Story movie to him. “I was horrified by the idea of random toys being tossed in a box — how could they ever grant a child’s wish?” He wanted to give he just felt that there could be a more personal way to do so. He wanted to wrap his donations and see the child’s face when they got the gift. So he set out to start his own toy drive.

Jamie Ashbourne is ready to deliver (PRNewsFoto/The Elf Factory)

Jamie Ashbourne is ready to deliver (PRNewsFoto/The Elf Factory)

It was five years ago, the Stuart Middle School 6th grader took it upon himself to wrap his donations only to find no established charity would accept them. Even at that age, he remained undeterred and continued wrapping until he had a sack of toys that would rival Santa’s. Christmas was coming and all other toy drives were closed and already handing out their goods. With nowhere willing to accept his wrapped treasures, it was looking like it was all for nothing. When suddenly the elements aligned like something out of a movie to send Jamie to the Gertrude Walden Daycare center in Stuart, Florida.

Celebrating its fifth year of collecting lists and personally fulfilling, wrapping and delivering each item, The Elf Factory is committed to granting personal wishes for children and families far and wide, and this year he has partnered with schools affected by the floods in Baton Rouge.

If a young boy making out his own list to Santa realizes that the spirit of the season is meant to touch people in a personal way, shouldn’t everyone?

Children’s wish lists are coming in and Jamie is focused on fulfilling them by December 19th and Jamie is hoping that the rise in popularity of events like #GivingTuesday will inspire other aspiring Santas to join the cause.

Jamie’s Elf Factory is set up to take donations and requests online, at http://elffactory.org or you can just visit and read about one little guy on a mission.

Parker NY Partners with Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York for Month of Giving

Press Release – New York, NY, November 29, 2016 – Leading contemporary clothing brand, Parker, announces today a partnership with the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York as part of their #MonthofGiving initiative. Beginning on November 29, 2016 in conjunction with “Giving Tuesday” and running through December 31, 2016, Parker will be donating 10% of all sales on ParkerNY.com to the organization, with a minimum donation set at $20,000.

Dedicated to connecting girls and young women to healthy, successful futures, the Lower Eastside Girls Club offers a safe haven in their state-of-the-art community center. Featuring programs in the arts, sciences, entrepreneurship and wellness, the organization helps girls develop self-confidence, thrive academically and become the next generation of leaders.

“When considering a partner for the #MonthofGiving initiative, we were immediately drawn to the Lower Eastside Girls Club,” states Suzanne Silverstein, President of Parker. “As a brand inspired by, and based in, New York City, we love to give back to organizations that help here at home. As a women’s brand, we wanted to support a cause that helps empower women, the next generation. The work that the Lower Eastside Girls Club is doing is so impressive, we had to get involved.”

“We are thrilled to receive support from Parker,” states Rosie Rodriguez, Director of Philanthropy at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. “Empowering girls and women is central to our organization’s mission – whether it’s through the innovative programs that we offer here at our Center for Community, or through the purchase of a dress that makes a woman look and feel great, and gives back at the same time.”

Donations from purchases made at PARKERNY.com will help sustain LESGC’s long-term commitment to at-risk girls and their families. LESGC programming impacts the lives of thousands of girls in middle and high school who are stressed by the overwhelming challenges that poverty, housing instability, and community violence present. “LESGC is a force for good, working to promote sisterhood and social justice. A purchase from Parker will directly help economically disadvantaged girls overcome adversity and set forth towards achieving their full potential through LESGC’s innovative community-based programming offered at no cost to members and their families,” states Rosie Rodriguez.

This is the inaugural year of Parker’s #MonthofGiving program. The brand expects record sales as the Parker customer shops to look good and do good this season.

About Parker:

Founded in NYC, Parker was created, and is designed, for the city girl in all of us. She is fearless, her style is effortless, and she is just a little bit sexy. She exudes a quiet, attractive confidence that says “I’ve got this.” With Parker, it is never about trying too hard. Our designs capture the season’s trends with pieces that are easy to buy and easy to wear. Now that you know us, come and find us. We’re at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Shopbop, Revolve and specialty stores worldwide.

About The Lower Eastside Girls Club:

The Lower Eastside Girls Club connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. Our state-of-the-art community center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for girls in middle and high school. Programs are offered at no cost to girls and their families.

Joy. Power. Possibility.

The Lower Eastside Girls Club breaks the cycle of poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, and environmental leaders. Girls Club members overcome adversity, perceive opportunity, develop self-confidence, make ethical decisions and healthy life choices, thrive academically, embrace leadership, and have the ability to enter college or the work force as fully prepared and connected adults.

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