Always wanted to try your hand at fundraising? Well here are 5 reasons you need to fundraise with Akshaya Patra!
Improve child nutrition – The Akshaya Patra Foundation currently serves wholesome mid-day meals to over 1.4 million children across 10,845 Government schools in India every day. You can help us reach out to more.
2. Improve school enrolment and attendance – The mid-day meals have been proved to give children an incentive to attend school, thereby ensuring that more children are getting educated each year.
3. Avail tax exemption – You can contribute to Akshaya Patra and save on taxes too. With every donation above Rs. 500, avail 100 per cent tax exemption under section 35AC of the Indian Income Tax Act.
4. Transparency and accountability – Rest assured that you can rely on Akshaya Patra for absolute transparency and accountability. Akshaya Patra is also in the ICAI Hall of Fame for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
5. Have a great time – Fundraising with Akshaya Patra is a fun-filled experience. Start a campaign, coordinate with your friends, and have a blast for a good cause!
So do you want to fundraise with us and don’t know from where to start? It’s very simple: you can use any of these fundraising ideas to support The Akshaya Patra Foundation:
Organising an event (sports event, home brunch) or a collection (in places like shopping centres or supermarkets)
Fundraising at schools, at work place or at home
Creating online fundraising campaigns of your own
You can also refer to our website to get some more ideas. If you have any ideas other than these, you can also use them to raise funds, fundraise with us. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is happy to help you execute your own novel fundraising ideas by providing you with our branding guidelines, and the branding material you need. Are you still finding it difficult?
What is the NGO all about? What does it do? Is it making a difference? How is it using funds in what it does? Why is it doing, what it does? Can it be trusted? These are a few of the palpable questions in one’s mind before making decision to act upon supporting a NGO.
As Akshaya Patra, as a world renowned NGO, what is the impact we are generating to make people act and help it make a change? What is our identity? It says we run the world largest NGO-run mid-day meal programme. The answer itself gives birth to many more questions which need to be answered. Are we building a personal connect with the people? When we say we are feeding millions of children in an effort to eliminate classroom hunger. When we say we nourish minds and nurture dreams. When we say we provide unlimited food for education. Are those enough to paint a real picture?
Questions need to be answered at the right time with the right information so the organisation stands out amongst other. Many people support because they connect with the work Akshaya Patra does. Helping children every day with nutritious food, yes! It builds that connection with many people. But there are others who look in for more before they decide to lend a hand. Some try to find out what’s in for them. One may say,
“Yes! I am making a difference in children’s lives for the better is good enough for me.”
Or the fact that one get 100% tax exemption when one makes a donation above rs.500 make a positive impact to react. Or issues The Akshaya Patra Foundation is constantly trying to mitigate make one extend a helping hand. Some people asked about how the funds are spent, and Akshaya Patra has proper and unadulterated answers which make people get a clear picture. That does make a good impression. Akshaya Patra is the only NGO to be inducted in the ICAI Hall of Fame for winning the Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting five years in a row. That shows the commitment the organisation has on being transparent.
Akshaya Patra as an NGO in India needs to answer any and every questions related to its work and cause because that is what will drive people to connect and contribute to the organisation.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation being an NGO implementing the world’s largest mid-day meal programme is in constant need of support and contribution to sustain and expand its programme. Though the vision and mission of Akshaya Patra are imbibed into each individuals working with and for the cause of eliminating classroom hunger from India; the magnitude of the operation demands a huge resource and constant challenges creep up along the road to progress. Akshaya Patra looks up to several supporters, donors and well-wishers to help in running and expanding the programme.
One significant option is fundraising with and for Akshaya Patra. It’s a fulfilling action for individuals who wish to do something and change the lives of children for the better. The organisation is always ready to support anyone who wants to fundraise at home, at school or at workor who wants to organise an event or a collection.
Akshaya Patra offers many fundraise with us options and the opportunity to come up with unique ideas for fundraising. Several kinds of communication materials and collaterals are readily available to enable the process. Round the clock assistance is just a mail or a call away.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation believes that fundraising is a really effective way to help contribute towards the mid-day meal programme. It raises awareness about Food for Education, and provides support and information to anyone is looking for it. Each event meets many purposes apart from just raising funds. It also gives one the opportunity to become a role model.
Such fundraising events normally cause a ripple effect, which Akshaya Patra needs to fulfil its mission and in the near future.
Classroom hunger is a problem that affects the entire nation. One third of the world’s undernourished children are from India. Without proper food and education, children can never grow up to be better people.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation needs ardent support and contribution from people who understand that without smart and healthy children there is no better future. And what needs to be done to ensure that the future is bright has been done now.