Most of us donate in memory of our loved ones as a way of offering our respect. The Akshaya Patra Foundation offers a platform to offer donations for children in memory of loved ones. Akshaya Patra is a child NGO implementing the mid-day meal programme across the country. Beginning by feeding just 1,500 children way back in 2000, today the Foundation feeds 1.4 million children across more than 10,600 Government schools covering 23 locations of 10 states. This child NGO operates in a Public-Private Partnership model.
Understanding the significance, this child NGO has introduced a platform for donation in memory of loved ones. Through this platform one can choose to contribute donations for children as a respect for their loved ones. Based on convenience, the donor can choose to contribute through debit card, credit card, net banking, wire transfer or international donation mode. The donor will receive an acknowledgement and tax exemption certificate for the donation made towards this child NGO. As you contribute donations for children you can also see how your money is spent by this child NGO. To know about the latest financial updates for the financial year ending March 2014 click Annual Report 2014.
It's an emotional association when we donate in memory of our dear ones. It is a way of cherishing the much valued memories. So wouldn't it be better to cherish the memories while being of help to some of the underserved children in the society? These underserved children are as rightful to receive nutritious food and formal education as any other children coming from a well-to-do background. These children too have aspirations and dreams. Their determination to achieve big in life can be termed colossal for the simple reason that even though they immensely struggle each day for meeting the basic needs, they never lose sight and hope of a better future. This child NGO has many such stories of courage and determination which more often than not puts the reader in a swarm of thoughts.
When a donor or supporter chooses to contribute donations for children beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra then he or she is not only providing food to a beneficiary but is also providing the much needed education. A minimum donation of Rs. 750 can feed one child for one whole year. This means to say the child does not have to worry about his or her noon time meal for one whole year. It also means that this meal will bring the child back to school every day for one whole year resulting in continued education.
Your choice to contribute to this child NGO as a donation in memory of your loved ones will not only honour the cherished memories but it will also bring about a positive change in the lives of many children who await a little care from you.