Monday, September 6, 2010

My Plans for "Joy Of Giving Week"

'Joy Of Giving' is a volunteer driven initiative hosted in GiveIndia and it aims at bringing together people from all walks of life to engage in acts of giving in the form of money, time, skills or just simple acts of kindness. It is a platform for all across the country to celebrate the joy of giving.

The goal is to convert it into a fully publicly owned festival, just like Diwali, Holi or Thanksgiving, none of which are owned by anyone. The Week was launched in 2009 and will be held every year starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday, containing October 2 within. Joy of Giving Week(JGW) 2009 saw 300+ events in over 40 cities, with nearly 20 lakh people reached and over Rs. 10 crore raised for philanthropy. This year, JGW takes place from September 26th to October 2nd.

My Plans for JGW:

Well, I liked the part '7 days 7 gifts' of JGW. The idea behind 7 days 7 gifts is to take the focus away from 'ME' and on to others. The only real condition in this challenge that all 7 gifts would be meaningful and some thought would have gone into them. The idea is that by giving gifts and thinking really hard about making meaningful gifts will take the focus away from us. This can make us happier, healthier and full of life. And it will touch the receiver of the gifts.

This is how I want to do it.

Day 1: Toys/notebooks to kids at any orphanage.
Day 2: Take my friend to a restaurant and offer him a biriyani(He is very fond of Biriyani).
Day 3: A donation to one of my friends so that they can choose which cause they want to support.
Day 4: Food to someone who is really hungry.
Day 5: Spend my time at any orphanage or old-age home.
Day 6: Buy medicines for some one.
Day 7: Donate my shoes(they don't fit me anymore).

It's been really hard thinking and finalizing these ideas. If I get any other good ideas, I may change the list. But, I would like to keep the first 4 as they are.

Come, lets get together to make this campaign bigger and better and help change the lives of many, starting ours !!

What are your plans for the 'Joy Of Giving Week'?

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  1. It's sad that good event like these do not get much publicity.

  2. Hey, I randomly came across your blog. But I like this post and I have a suggestion to make.

    Volunteer for a cause, it makes a world of difference. I know this because I'm trying to organize a clean-up drive and getting volunteers to sign up being such a pain because no one is willing to come up and take responsibility.

    Volunteer for a cause, you'll be helping more than one person :)

  3. Hi Raveena,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I would like to volunteer. But, I can't dedicate the whole day. Please give me the details of your work. I'll try to volunteer if I can.

  4. Even a person can bring a whole lot of difference..I think people should be made aware of good evens like dis..7days and 7 gifts I liked that...Its really nice if we can bring smile to atleast one face :)

  5. 1 step by all can add millions, nice wrk dude n hope u n many can bring change,will wait fr more

  6. Rencently when I go through Srinivas Joy Giving Steps I identifed one thing he told we can help our people around. I tried to put it in practical when our office Tea boy Ravi who called us Anna(Bayya), when he is suffering with double typoid. I gave him the amount after seeing the quote, thus it helps me.


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  8. Thank you Srinivas for your nice sentence in JGW points which helps me.