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2013 ACHIEVEMENTS

• 3 million+ people took part

• 80+ cities & towns participate, DaanUtsav reaches rural India too

• 900+ events- volunteering, donation, awareness, fundraising, collection

1700+ schools, 450+ colleges participate

• Over 500+ companies participate

2013 KEY EVENTS

• Vastrasamman
• Design for Change Contest
• India Giving Challenge
• Battle of the Buffet

• Food for Change
• Shadow A CEO
• Under the Stars

• NGO Seva Mela

FIGURE OUT THE WISH TREE YOU CAN PUT UP!

Start planning the Wish Tree that you will put up. Download the Wish Tree brochure to know how you can go about doing the same. 

Wishes can be as simple as a dozen notebooks to toiletries or medicines for an elderly person for a month, or maybe midday meals for a child for a year- and can vary from Rs50 each to even Rs1000!

If you need help thinking through the wishes, finding an NGO partner or a vendor to print your Wish Tree, feel free to write to us.

 

Register Your DaanUtsav Event Plans Now!



Figured out what you'd like to do this DaanUtsav? Go ahead and register your plans now! To know why or how to register click here.


Here are just some ideas of what you could do:

  1. Put up a Wish Tree in your office, educational institution or apartment
  2. Sandwich Making- get together a small group of friends, colleagues or children, make and distribute sandwiches to the poor, while interacting with them and getting to know them better
  3. Do a SpotFix- be inspired by The Ugly Indian for more
  4. Organise a collection drive of clothes/toys/books and material.
  5. Set up a Seva Chakra in your office, educational institution or apartment


Click here to download more ideas. And if all you want to do is a small act of giving yourself, without necessarily involving others, then just "Shuffle the Deck"!

JOY OF GIVING WEEK is now DAAN UTSAV !!!

We're delighted to share that the Joy of Giving Week is now called Daan Utsav!

The Joy of Giving Week, India’s very own festival of giving, has grown from strength to strength since it began in 2009. The only thing that has restricted further growth is its name, confined within the boundaries of English-speaking India. Besides, every branding expert has said the name Joy of Giving Week – in any language – is too long and cumbersome!
 

For the last two years, we have been debating alternative names, one that is easily understood across India and conveys the same meaning as the English one. And this year, as we plan to take the festival to rural India, the need for a name change had become more urgent.

After many options, we have finally settled on Daan Utsav. There are many reasons for finally picking this name most notably-

i) It is the only name from over 100 options we had, that is understood across India, from Tamil Nadu & Kerala to Kashmir, from Gujarat to Assam.
ii) The name lets people know that it is a FESTIVAL and not an NGO or organisation. In that sense, the "joy" and celebration inherent in a festival are captured in the name. 

To provide continuity, however, we will use "Celebrate the Joy of Giving Week" as the tagline to the English logo for a few years. The new logo is similar in design to the old one as well. Am attaching the new look logo. Logos are being designed in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Odiya and Malayalam :-)!

We've already had a GREAT start to Daan Utsav 2014 plans from rural India- villagers from Davol near Anand, Gujarat have promised to send 2,000 litres of milk to children from another part of the country. Several villages in Tamil Nadu have started planning their participation in the festival. The Health and Education departments of a State Govt have shown interest in taking the idea to their schools and health administration. And in urban areas, we're getting traction from auto and taxi unions, various vendor associations and the like.

We hope this year, India's festival of giving can get at least 1crore Indians to participate. And your continued support will be critical to make it happen :-)!

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Khichadi Drive at Worli

October 3, 2014 to October 4, 2014
Annamrita ISKCON Food Relief Foundation serves nutritious mid day meals to underprivileged children across India.Our KHICHDI DRIVE is an initiative by Annamrita to serve khichdi to the employees of an organisation. This gives the employees a chance to taste the khichdi and learn more about our work.The meal is served at no predefined cost by Annamrita and individuals are free to contribute towards the cause if they wish to do so.See More
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DELHI CHARITY RUN at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

October 2, 2014 from 6am to 12pm
Delhi Charity Run is an initiative of CURE International India .It is held every year on 2nd October on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. This is an opportunity for Delhites to express and renew their commitment to see India free of disability from clubfoot and to show that they have a heart for charity. It is also an opportunity for various Charity Organizations to showcase the cause for which they are working and also to mobilize donors. The First Delhi Charity Run was held on 2nd October 2013…See More
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DELHI CHARITY RUN at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

October 2, 2014 from 6am to 12pm
Delhi Charity Run is an initiative of CURE International India .It is held every year on 2nd October on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. This is an opportunity for Delhites to express and renew their commitment to see India free of disability from clubfoot and to show that they have a heart for charity. It is also an opportunity for various Charity Organizations to showcase the cause for which they are working and also to mobilize donors. The First Delhi Charity Run was held on 2nd October 2013…See More
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CURE International India updated their profile
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Profile Iconopesh, CURE International India, Murray Culshaw and 1 more joined Daan Utsav
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Khushboo Welfare Society posted an event

The Khushboo Carnival at The Khushboo Welfare Centre

October 7, 2014 to October 8, 2014
We are inviting 4 schools, 2 on the 7th and 2 on the 8th. The schools are putting up cultural items like skits, dance etc. An item will be put up by our children as well. There will be tatoo painting etc and some games too.See More
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