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• 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


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

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

• NGO Seva Mela


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.

Call us at 079-30401919 if you want any help!

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
  6. Take up the Rice Bucket Challenge!
  7. Donate toys, stationery, clothes through Goonj
  8. Volunteer or participate in an event in your city

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"!


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 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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