Ambika Vij and her family have started a wonderful initiative of collecting old clothes , toys etc for charity..
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa
We start every year with a newfangled positivity. We aim to aspire new objectives and then strive to achieve them. Some do and some keep trying hard to. So too came the year 2011 with new ideas, new opportunities and new struggles. There is an invigorating feeling to this whole process and this year has been no different.
‘Saarthi’ was a Childs dream last year and saw its birth in 2011. We saw it come together with the kindness and nurturing of loving hearts and giving hands. A humble effort from us all to share, to show we care.
Saarthi is a lily-white effort to share some subsistence with the more needy in our community and do a good deed for the society that we live in. This year we ran the drive for 3 months and the response was overwhelming. Our initial aim was to collect and donate to one charity and we successfully donated to three. During our last drive some friends suggested that we should start collections soon after Diwali as that is the time when the accumulated old clothing starts to flow out of the cupboards. So we took the suggestion and have started a bit earlier this time.
Saarthi collects second-hand clothing (adults and children), toys, stationary old and new, and household items. All items those are non-perishable.
So dear Saarthi come along and do your bit. Your support on every level will be truly appreciated. We would really appreciate your thoughts and ideas, volunteers on the collection days and sorting days. So please come forward and be a part of this humble drive. Also if you know of any orphanages, schools or homes that you would like for us to support please do let us know.
There will be 3 collection days.
Last date for first collection : 10th of December 2011.
Then in February and March 2012 respectively.
(The dates will be announced closer to the time.)
Please contact Ambika on 074 943 0808 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information.
(P.S) Empty carton boxes for storing the items will also be appreciated.
(Please know that ‘Saarthi’ name is just a symbol to give our effort an entity. It is just good people getting together and trying to do their bit for the community. We are not affiliated to any forum or company, private or public.)
“Life is a gift and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back, by becoming something more.” Anthony Robbins