Joy Of Giving Week 2013: Let’s Share And Partake In The Joy Of Giving!



Mumbai! The Joy of Giving Week is being celebrated from October 2nd to October 8th!  It’s a festival of sharing – money, skills, resources and time. we can all join in this effort to partake in the joy of giving and attempt to make a small difference in the lives of the under-privileged and needy. Here’s a list of events that give you an opportunity to give!

Run For A Cause
Footsteps4Good is organising a charity run on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. Make every step count and join this 10km run or walk. Enter it by making a minimum donation of Rs 2000/-to a charity of your choice, either the ones registered on their website or any other charity that you support. You can either register for the 5km walk, 10km walk or the 10km run. Runners will start at 7am and walkers will start at 7:30am.The prizes for the three fastest men and women will be a donation to any of the NGO’s. Join then and help the poorest sectors in our society! For more information visit
When: October 2nd, 2013
Where: Bandra Kurla Complex
Time: Reporting time is 6:30am
Contact: 9833286320

Explore the unexplored side of the city and understand the plight of the homeless. Our city is home to many people who sleep in the open, under the sky. Learn more about life on the streets – a life full of uncertainty. Go ‘Walk the Night’ under the stars’ and meet the unexplored side of the city. Make this festival of giving more meaningful.
When: October 2nd, 2013
Where: Mumbai Central, Mahim, Dadar, CST, Colaba
Time: 10pm to 4am
Contact: 9313309555

Green Ways of Gifting
Give some time to the environment as, a social enterprise aims to inculcate the practice of planting trees in public lands. Donate a tree at just Rs 55/- and make the environment greener. Not just this, you can plant a tree in honour of someone or dedicate it to greet someone by ane-certificate with a personalized work with local authorities and communities to plant trees in public lands, school and hospital grounds and government-owned deforested areas. The website already boasts of planting over 5 lakh trees so far and aims for some more. To avail of the discounted price, select the ‘JGW’ option in ‘How did you hear about us?’ while filling your billing details.
When: October 2nd, 2013 to October 8th, 2013
Contact: 022-22881301 / 22842897

Become a Genie!
Make a wish true and celebrate the festival of giving by adopting awish made by underprivileged people. All you have to do is adopt a wish from the Wishtree that has several wishes from children. Wishes range from something small like a pencil box to supporting a child’s one month expenses.
When: October 2nd, 2013 to October 9th, 2013
Contact: 022-26105235 or send an email to [email protected]

Collection Drives
Participate in the Joy of Giving Week celebrations and donate books in the Donation Drive organised by Hindustan Times. Donate all your unused books and take a small step towards educating the lesser privileged children. All kinds of books for kids in the age group of 3 to 8 years are accepted. Avoid donating textbooks. Drop boxes will be placed at malls like Oberoi Mall, Goregoan; Inorbit Mall Vashi; Hypercity stores at Thane & Malad; Crossword stores at Kemps Corner; InorbitMalad; R City Ghatkopar; R Mall Thane; IMAX Wadala; Juhu Shoppers Stop and Nirmal Lifestyle Mulund.
When: October 2nd, 2013 to October 13th, 2013
Visit their facebook page here

Make time and visit the Mother Theresa Home, an orphanage at Andheri. Spend some time with the inmates and gift them a smile. The visit will be worth it!
When: October 5th, 2013
Where: Mother Theresa Home, Andheri

Be an active participant and join the DNA initiative by donating toys, books, stationery, clothes and sports equipment in good condition. If you’re interested, sign up as ‘Ambassador of Good’ and SMS ‘dna good’ and send it to 575758 for more details.

Thakur complex is organising a clothes donation drive wherein people can donate all kinds of clothes, blankets and bed sheets. They are also accepting recyclable material like old plugs, wires, computer parts, plastic cans, plastic boxes, newspapers, old magazines and more. The clothes will be donated to the needy.
When: October 6th, 2013
Where: Thakur Complex, Kandivali East
Contact: 9819040320

Community Outreach Programme (CORP), a Mumbai based NGO, supports 260 low-income senior citizens from various slums of the city. Their initiative ‘Food Box for Granny’ focuses on supplements their diets with a regular monthly food box of healthy, nutritious commodities. The events will be based on donation boxes, charity dinners, cooking classes and participation to fairs. All those interested can visit their facebook page here
When: October 2nd, 2013 to October 31, 2013
Contact: 9167723589

Express The Joy Of Giving Through Entertainment
YES Foundation is organising the YES! I am the Change Film Festival 2013 – a two-day showcase of selected short films made in just 101 hours by film enthusiasts all across India.These stories of positive change throw light on several issues like education, child mortality, poverty, hunger, kindness and more. The event is free for all. You can find the schedule here
When: October 2nd, 2013 to October 3rd, 2013
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Time: 11am to 7pm
Contact: 9998295978

Join a master chef class with an entry of Rs 1500/- and watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Irfan of Sassy Spoon as he shows how to prepare three of his favourite dishes. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), an NGO committed towards inculcating values of democracy and active citizenship in children and youth.
When: October 4th, 2013
Where: The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Contact: 9920003500/ 022-22888222

To celebrate the Joy of Giving Week this year Cambridgeshire School is organising a carnival which is inclusive of fun-filled event for kids of all age groups. Activities planned are games, rides, tattoo artists, creative activities, singing, dancing and more. This event also attempts help underprivileged children from Voice (a voluntary organization which works for the welfare of street children by educating them) by inviting them for the event. It’s the best opportunity for children to discover the joy of giving. The event is open for all.
When: October 5th, 2013
Where: Cambridgeshire School, Seven Bungalows, Andheri West
Time: 11am to 2pm
Contact: 9594994992,

Ear them out!
Lend a ear to an informative seminar on organ donation conducted by Dr Sucheta H Desai, Transplant Co-Ordinator, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Dr.Suganti Iyer and Dr. Rita Joseph Hinduja Hospital. They will be lecturing on pledging and donating ones organs to save lives. The seminar will be for two hours. Donor cards and pamphlets will also be distributed with a call to sign on and save lives.
When: October 6th, 2013
Where: Saint Charles School Hall, St. Anthony’s Street, Vakola, Santacruz (East)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Contact: 9892868295

These are just a few ways you can begin with! Do your small acts of kindness and spread the joy among the less fortunate!

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Always curious, writing was something she discovered accidentally which she now enjoys. Loves reading fiction, dislikes staying idle and enjoys spontaneous trips or treks over weekends.



Always curious, writing was something she discovered accidentally which she now enjoys. Loves reading fiction, dislikes staying idle and enjoys spontaneous trips or treks over weekends.