Make a Difference and Give India – Daan Utsav
As a part of the Give India’s 100 Heroes Campaign, Make a Difference (MAD), a renowned NGO that works for children in need of care and protection, is taking part. Give India has made a brave effort with the 100 Heroes campaign to spread the idea that the festive season should be celebrated by helping those who are most in need. Every donation would have twice the impact if matching grants were given to the top 100 partner NGOs that could raise the most money. The NGO aspires to receive the matching funds that Give India has raised through this campaign. The money generated will go toward giving children who are in need of care and protection support, education, and life skills.
Jithin Nedumala, the founder and CEO of Make a Difference, commented on the partnership: “Our long affiliation with Daan Utsav is now supported through the “100 Heroes” campaign, which launched on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. This campaign promotes charitable contributions of all kinds. With this help, we’ll be able to reach our objective of helping over 3,400 kids and teens with their education. What better way to honour the joy of giving than by attending to the urgent needs of disadvantaged youngsters who are in desperate need of ongoing support and assistance in determining their future.
“We celebrated Diwali across many children’s shelters we collaborate with in places including Vijayawada, Delhi, Mysore, Lucknow, and Pune,” he continued on the MAD Diwali celebrations. Some of our kids indulged in their favourite sport, football, while others participated passionately in our Diwali celebrations by designing their own original crackers and providing explanations. However, we kept doing MAD lessons and sessions throughout this as part of our interventions.
Make a Difference
Through educational support, motivation, and life skills training, MAD positively impacts the lives of 3,500 children each year. This is made possible by the generosity of more than 3,000 pro bono volunteers. This is facilitated by both young volunteers who want to change the world and corporate volunteers who want to use their positions to improve the community.
Through its four main programs—Educational Support, Foundational Program, Transition Readiness, and Aftercare—MAD provides children and young adults (ages 10 to 28) with a solid support system and a secure emotional environment. A highly effective, scalable system of social protection has been developed by MAD. While their community fundraising methodology is meant to be long-term sustainable, their volunteering model contributes to a highly scalable, cost-effective solution. The volunteers raise awareness in their neighbourhood while requesting donations from their friends, family, and coworkers.