Seeing children using live rats as toys, We (Aid India) organized the Eureka Run in February to collect toys for children. Since then we have been collecting and distributing the toys in villages and in Chennai. AID INDIA is collecting new or gently used toys for underprivileged children. Our goal is to collect and distribute toys to 1 lakh children.
Around 50+ volunteers visited various slums, orphanages, homes for intellectual and developmental disabilities, Mahesh memorial trust which supports the cancer affected children(Adayar Cancer Institute) in Chennai and distributed toys to 1178 children. The excitement of the children was amazing, Kindly take a look at the album.
Sashank Ramesh, Business Presentation Specialist, Mckinsey shares his experience as,
First and foremost, I'd love to thank AidIndia for giving us this wonderful opportunity to distribute toys to the kids in Hope Charitable Trust!!
The kids were happy to meet us more than the toys we gave them. All they needed was to share love and smiles. They have 100's and 1000's of untold stories that they want to share with someone. They were happy that we spent some time and they were very happy to pose for pictures.
All I learnt from them was love, hope and kindness. They taught me to share even if I have very little. They taught me to smile even if I'm not sure if I'll have my next meal. They taught me to treat people with love and care even if I'm not getting them. They taught me a different perspective of life. All they spread is positive vibes.
Wish them nothing but happiness throughout their life. And, I'm looking forward to many such outings.
Thanks to everyone that was a part of this wonderful setup and wish to continue this forever.
To donate toys and to volunteer, please contact AID INDIA: +91-8939033833
You could conduct a drive at your office/schools/colleges to collect new/gently used toys. These can be dropped off at the nearby ABT offices/ BIG FM /Dechlathon office. Please call to +91 89390 33833 for more details.