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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 :-)!

Latest Activity

Sreelekha Mahadevan is now a member of Daan Utsav
15 hours ago
Rucha Sinh Chudasama commented on Jai Bhujwala's event India Giving Challenge 2014
"El Shaddai Charitable Trust is participating for India Giving Challenge 2014"
Monday
Rucha Sinh Chudasama might attend Jai Bhujwala's event
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India Giving Challenge 2014 at Internet

September 9, 2014 to October 30, 2014
India Giving Challenge is India's largest online fundraising event that facilitates NGOs to fundraise and also win matching grants in the process.In its 6th year, India Giving Challenge 2014 has over Rs 1 crore in matching grants on offer for NGOs.The event also allows corporates across India to participate and fundraise for the NGOs they support thus enabling them to win more matching grants.See More
Monday
El Shaddai Charitable Trust posted an event

Collection Drive for Underprivileged Children under our Care at Goa

September 2, 2014 at 9am to October 11, 2014 at 7pm
El Shaddai Charitable Trust is an NGO which is into bringing childhood to the children who have never had it.On the occasion of JOY OF GIVING WEEK, we are organising a Collection Drive, during which anyone can donate whatsoever they wish to donate that would be useful for the children under our care. These can be food items, clothes, books, stationery items like pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, toys which are in good condition, furniture or anything else that you think we could put…See More
Monday
Profile IconSiddharth Morajkar, El Shaddai Charitable Trust and Sanjana Govindan Jayadev joined Daan Utsav
Monday
Sharon Koshy posted an event

Setting up a library at Corporation School , Kannamapet, Chennai at Corporation School , Kannamapet, Chennai

September 8, 2014 to October 8, 2014
I am currently doing a two year fellowship with an NGO called Teach for India. As part of my fellowship, I teach (full time - 6 hours , everyday ) a lovely class of third graders at Corporation Primary School, Kannamapet, Chennai, India. Some say "books are our best friends" :)))).The kids in my class certainly seem to think so. They are simply obsessed with books these days . The sight of a book brightens up their lovely faces. They come to me asking for more books, everyday. Hence , as part…See More
Sunday
neha sane is attending Prashant Pandit's event
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Technology consultancy at Mumbai

October 2, 2013 at 6pm to October 8, 2013 at 7pm
Very often we have no spare time to take a hard look at what IT infrastructure we are using. And without a doubt, in today’s world, we need to be smart about the tools and technologies we employ to ensure the best results we can afford.This ‘Joy of Giving’ week we are donating our core competency i.e. Technology expertise to a select number of NGOs in India.Each day of the JGW (Oct 2 – Oct 8) will be spent in providing Information Technology Consultancy to NGOs that have made a start at…See More
Sunday
neha sane might attend Dilzad K's event

Dilzad at Mumbai

October 7, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
Volunteering work. The entire team is going to volunteer with Thane SPCA a wonderful organisation that does a lot of lovely work for old, abandoned, injured and handicapped animals.We also intend on gifting them a few necessary items which can be useful in their day to day activities.Everyone does something for humans, we wanted to do something for Animals who form such an important part of our day to day existence but are totally neglected by most peopleSee More
Sunday
Profile IconChandni R and HEMA SHANBHAG joined Daan Utsav
Saturday
shymu Nikhil updated their profile
Friday
shymu Nikhil is now a member of Daan Utsav
Friday
Jai Bhujwala posted an event
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India Giving Challenge 2014 at Internet

September 9, 2014 to October 30, 2014
India Giving Challenge is India's largest online fundraising event that facilitates NGOs to fundraise and also win matching grants in the process.In its 6th year, India Giving Challenge 2014 has over Rs 1 crore in matching grants on offer for NGOs.The event also allows corporates across India to participate and fundraise for the NGOs they support thus enabling them to win more matching grants.See More
Aug 13
Dilzad K posted events
Aug 13
Profile Iconprachi joshi and Padma Iyengar joined Daan Utsav
Aug 13
Rubitah Abraham and Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul are now friends
Aug 13
Prof. Yatish Kuril updated their profile
Aug 12
 
 
 

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