Many people in India or elsewhere want to donate and do some bit to help the downtrodden and under privileged. However, they are unsure of whether their donations are put to right use.
Giving something gives us satisfaction and its something we primarily do for ourselves more than anything.
There are 3 main organizations which are genuine, have a huge impact and cater to varied causes:
1. Akshayapatra.org – “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”
Their mid day meal programme serves wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,770 schools across 10 states in India.
Cost of meal is Rs. 7 or 10cents and the nutrition is as per WHO standards, kitchens are very neat, with highest levels of quality control and have an elaborate process to cater to the huge scale of demand.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akshaya_Patra_Foundation . A donation of Rs 750 can serve a wholesome mid-day meal to one child for one whole academic year.
2. GiveIndia.org – from Wiki(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveIndia): After a rigorous and thorough document based due diligence, supplemented by a visit or a strong reference, GiveIndia lists NGOs on its website. As on April 2011, GiveIndia has selected over 270 charitable organizations that are recommended on its website after reviewing more than 3,000 NGOs from all over India. GiveIndia works across ten causes and lists charities ranging from charity for children to charity for education, health, employment, elderly, disability, human rights, environment, youth and women’s empowerment. GiveIndia also lets its donors know where exactly their donation was used and also give them a proof of it through a feedback report. Every feedback report contains the details of the beneficiaries who were benefited from each donation. GiveInida also issues an instant e-tax receipt upon making a donation.
3. www.rangde.org – Invest in people, empower them and help the economy in return. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rang_De
Share our happiness, joys, love with people who need them the most.