Thursday, 30 October 2014

“You don’t have to be poor to serve the poor”

           Every day we wakes up with lots of enthusiasm, strength and passion to do many things for others, but the end of the day we get back to bed with tiring face, confused mind and a guilty thought that the day was too busy. Each time when we see a mother at traffic holding her child, we tend to close the car window and turn our heads towards other side, but we love to tell others that I love charity and I have helped so many people in several ways but most of our charity works are not recognized.
              During the week of ‘Daan Utsav’ many corporate, individuals and benefactors come up with their portion of charity to different orphanages and the people in need. As a non-profit organization, Lovedale foundations also accept and encourage charity. We look after 350 children from orphanages and quarries to provide quality education, nutrition and skill development trainings with the help of volunteers and other like minded individuals. There are companies that visit the school. They spend a day with these angels. Most often they come with an attitude of giving, but by the end of the day they realize that it was not just a day of giving but rather they themselves have a lot to take back i.e. they had lot of happy memories too…

            The children are also benefited from the visit of the companies, they get to see a lot of people, learn the art of communication and interact with people. The children get an ambition looking at them to come up in life, to get out of this vicious circle of poverty. The Banyan Community School is known for its unique way of bringing up the underprivileged children. The school is surrounded in an Eco- friendly atmosphere, where children get an equal opportunity to learn and develop and also explore the latent talents in them.

          Several individual donors choose to be part of charity works to get a tax exemption, sometimes even without knowing the cause of why they are donating for. But the small or big donation can make a big difference in the life of people we serve. As the saying goes on “You don’t have to be poor to serve the poor”.

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