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You can greatly help nonprofits in their missions if you donate various household, office, or commercial goods to them. If you are a manufacturer or trader, do consider donating your surplus / discontinued items or selling new materials at a discount to ngo's.
Some examples are:
- office items -- cupboards, tables, chairs, computers, copiers, a/cs, water coolers, etc.
- home - clothes, furniture, kitchen utensils, curtains, etc.
- personal - mobile phones, scooters, cars, etc.
- others -- items for prizes / gifts, food, clothes, building materials, etc.
If you can offer any item, please state so via www.karmayog.org/donmatform.asp?r=38 
Some specific needs are listed in www.karmayog.com/matnee.htm .
 Both are linked from the home page of www.karmayog.com also.
 
Thanks,
Karmayog == connecting resources with nonprofits
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SARVAJANIK WACHANALAYA,
SAGROLI, DIST. NANDED - 431 731
Estd. 1955 Trust Reg.No. E-12 ( Nanded )
Ph No. 02465- 227848, Cell No. 09326843040
E-mail : deshmukhpk@yahoo.co.in 
Golden Jubilee Year - 2005

Subject :- Assistance to The Public Library for celebrating 50th year 

Sarvajanik Wachanalaya is a village based registered Public Library, established in 1955. It is oldest Govt. aided Public Library in Nanded District with about 18000 books, periodicals News papers with separate women and Children wing. The Library has a vital role in nourishing the poor, rural children in the area.

This year we are celebrating 50th year. We are proud of celebrating it , because in the environment , dominated by Electronic media the Library has maintained its reputation. We are very much particular about updating ourselves with an aim to keep pace with the ever changing time and catering the services according to needs of the society.

We Appeal herewith donation for books in kind or cash with an aim to update the Agriculture , women and children's wing of the library. 

Please help us to equip the rural community with power of info. and knowledge. 
If any more information is required please ask. 

Pramod Deshmukh, President
   
"Beyond Boundaries Foundation for Better Education" (Regd.) is running a school St. Thomas Academy of Education at New Panvel. This school caters to the low middle class community and also the labour class. No donation or deposits are charged to admit children and nominal fees are charged from students. We have around 300 students and 11 teachers for classes from Nursery to 4th standard. The school is accommodated in a rented building.
 
Presently, we have only one computer for 1st standard to 4th standard. If you have any outdated computers to be discarded, request you to donate the same to our school.

M C Abraham
mcabraham2000@hotmail.com 
St. Thomas Academy of Education
Plot 13 & 15, Road.12, Sector.19, 
New Panvel (E). 410206. 
Tel # 27467631
   
NGO name: Appropriate Technology Asia 
Will you arrange for pick up?: not sure

Type of Materials Needed: Teaching Aid for primary School
Description of Materials: For around 250 children annually

Type of Materials Needed: Used Curtains
Description of Materials: As many as possible. for insulation of green houses.

Type of Materials Needed: Cultivation Tools for Farmers
Description of Materials: 150 tools annually

Type of Materials Needed: Gloves (preferably plastic)
Description of Materials: 150 pairs annually

Contact name: Appropriate Technology Asia
Phone number: 011-29841040/29845753
Email: india@atasia.org.uk 
   
RAMUAMMAL MUTHIAH EDUCATIONAL TRUST needs 5 OLD COMPUTERS for giving free computer education to the people in rural area of south India.
contact name: RAMUAMMAL MUTHIAH EDUCATIONAL TRUST
phone number: 04637222794
mobile: 09361330166
email: kumar_273@yahoo.com
   
NGO name:  Amcha Ghar  
Will you arrange for pick up?: yes

Needed: Bed sheets
Description: 30 in no.-once in four years. To use as bedding for inmates

Needed: Towels
Description: 30 in no.Once in a year,for daily use

Needed: Musical instrument, Kango, Casio / Harmonium
Description: one of each, once only. Children want to make a singing team along with instrument. They already know but no instrument.

Needed: old computer & furniture
Description: 4 computers for inmates and fisher children in the community. Once only.

Mrs. Susheela Singh
Amcha Ghar
phone 2845102
mobile: 9892270729
email: amchaghar@yahoo.com 
   
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1.    Science lab in Municipal schools
 
        the following three schools require new labs:
        a.    R.P. Marg Municipal school, opp kherwadi police stn, bandra (E), mumbai 51
        b.    kherwadi municipal school, kherwadi, bandra 9e0, mumbai 51
        c.    vakola municipal school -II, nehru road, mumbai 54
 
        the following three schools need to improve their labs:
        a.    nariyal wadi municipal school, santacruz (e), mumbai 54
        b.    shastrinagar municipal school, kalina, santacruz (E), mumbai 54
        c.    santacruz east municipal school, vakola, santacruz 9e0, mumbai 54
 
2.    note books required in municipal school
       name of school: B.K.complex municipal school, bharat nagar, bandra(E), mumbai 51
       medium        std        # of students        notebk/child    total
        hindi            I to VII        600                4 each             2400books (200pg single line)
        urdu            I to IV         250                4each              1000books (200pg single line)  
       total 3400 books
 
3.    STCI balwadis - 15nos
      all types of toys like puzzles, soft toys, building blocks, shapes, games etc

Nitin Mangaldas 
PDG 2003-04, Dist 3140
nvm@hotmail.com  

   
I would be interested in picking up only children's magazines so that they can be given to students in municipal schools in mumbai.  This is similar to a project in the US, www.magazineliteracy.org .  Over there, they get companies to sponsor the magazines in schools.  Here,  if the magazines are in good shape, they can be redistributed to economically challenged families who may not be aware of children's magazines.
 
Also, if you know of any people working in publishing houses who have children's magazines, do let me know, so that they can be contacted for their unsold copies of magazines, educational material etc.
 
Regards
 
Hitesh
marketing@dimdima.com 
NGO: Humanity Education & Welfare Trust  

Materials Needed: We HEWT have been operating the small clinic in which we find difficult to manage. We need material help in the from of medicines which is used in the day to day life.

Description: General medicines that is needed in the day to day activies in the clinic
 
Will you arrange for pick up?: yes

phone number: 25587806
mobile: 9324627901
email: hewt2005@hotmail.com
   
NGO: Vishwa Parivar Foundation
location: Gujarat

Needed: Free Educational Materials
Description: We have libraries in urban area where we need more educational material.

Needed: Free medicines for  anemic women
Description: In our various medical and health check up camps, we have found out above 90% anemic women. Need medicines for this women and adolescent girls

contact person: Leena Mehta
phone number: +91-079-55313010
mobile: 9879525063
email: response@vishwaparivarfoundation.org 
NGO: Bethel mission society  
Will you arrange for pick up?: yes

Materials Needed: Old computers
Description: 5 computers
Purpose: to educate poor childern

Materials Needed: clothes for girls
Quantity: 2000
Purpose: to distribute slum girls

contact: Bethel mission society
mobile: o6135 277555
email: mv77772003@yahoo.co.in   
NGO: lokmanya shikshan prasarak mandal  
Will you arrange for pick up?: yes

Type of Materials: old computers
Description: two (2) old computers .to start computer literacy programme in VIVEKVARDHINI school run by the ngo.

Type of Materials: furniture
Description: our ngo run a primary school in which 400 children are learning. we need at least 150 desks for sitting arrangement of children

contact: lokmanya shikshan prasarak mandal
phone: 02385-255172
mobile: 9422471214
email: lokmanya_spm@yahoo.com 
NGO: Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai  

Materials Needed: Fibre Boats for Fishing 21 ft length
Description: Fibre Boats for Fishing 21ft length - this is requird for the Fishermen to go in the sea to get the fish  - 20 nos
Each Boat Costs Rs. 30,000/-

Materials Needed:   On board Motor 2.2 HP
Description: This is for the boats of 21ft lenght - This is for the tsunami Rehabilitation project each motor cost - 20 Motors
approx. Rs.22000/-

Materials Needed: Fishing Nets
Description: This is for the netting the various fish from the sea. This is for the tsunami Rehabilitation project  require of different sizes 16mm net -  10 Nos
25mm Net -  10 Nos
40mm Net   10 Nos
65mm Net - 10 Nos
125mm Net  10 Nos
These nets are of diiferent rates ranging from 6000 to 18000 Rs.
 
comments: We require these items for the Village at Colachal, Kanyakumari Dist for Tsunami affected people. Any one willing to donate these items can do so by sending the payment of items to New Bombay Rotary Charitable Trust and they can avail the 80G benifit for the donation.

contact name: Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai
phone number: 27564077
mobile: 9323077517
email: manochitra14@yahoo.com 
Mumbai Zilla Mahila Karagruha, situated in Byculla, is a cell for women undertrials. It was previously a part of the Arthur Road Jail, but today it is a separate cell. There are 200-300 women undertrials in the prison and 20-30 children upto the age of 7 in the prison.

We, students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Masters in Social Work,
First Year, are placed in the prison for fieldwork. We are placed under the Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Department and our work involves, counseling the inmates, making home visits, organizing events for them, like health camps, vocational training, fund raising etc.

We have regular interactions with them and while talking to them we found out that the inmates have a lot of idle time and want to utilize it effectively. Thus they want us to set up a small library with books, magazines and newspapers in the prisons. A cupboard is thus required to store these books, magazines etc. The flow of communication between the prisoners and the outside world is crucial in exposing and preventing human rights abuses and also for their reintegration into the society.

For the library, inmates require novels, magazines and other reading material basically in 4 languages i.e. Hindi, English, Marathi and Bengali. A few books and charts for children, who are under the age of 10, would be appreciated. Newspapers are not required since, the jail is already providing.  An inmate has volunteered to maintain the library and also keep a check on the books being issued. A register would thus be maintained and after she goes out it will be passed on to another inmate. We will be responsible for the listing of books and cataloguing them and the inmates will also be involved in the process.

Preetika Sachar
Nizni Hans
nizni_hans@rediffmail.com 
Am appealing to you on behalf of Mobile Creches, a voluntary organisation providing integrated day care services to the children of migrant construction workers for the last 32 years. Apart from education, health and recreational facilities and nutrition, we impart sewing skills to adolescent girls and the community women.
 
 Our sewing classes at Wadala are attended with great zest and enthusiasm, but due to the breakdown of a sewing machine, the classes are suffering. WE REQUEST U TO DONATE 2 SEWING MACHINES FOR THE CENTRE (FOOT MACHINES) in order to enable us to carry on with the classes smoothly and help the underpriveliged.
Pallavi Narain
mcreches@vsnl.net
22020869 (o)
9821584239 (mobile) 
We are a registered NGO working for the care and protection of street children. Presently we have 6 children who are undergoing psychiatirc treatment and the cost of the drugs are a bit expensive. Please advise if you could sponsor, reimburse or procure the same for us ?
reggie - aasara@mtnl.net.in
Sadhana Village is an NGO working primarily for the care and rehabilitation of mentally challenged adults (both  female and male). It has its  Residential care Centre at the heart of the Kolwan Valley 30 kms off Pune. There are now 25 Special frinds (SFs) as we call those adults. There are also  12 care givers in the Community.

We urgently need a diesel four wheeler to replace our old (1995) Maruti car. We herewith appeal to generous Donors to help us with any brand of a Jeep. We have necessary registrations as also 80G concession under Income Tax.  Please contact:

Secretary, Sadhana Village,  1,Priyankit, Lokmanya Colony, Opp. Vanaz, Pune 411 038 Phones : (020) 2538 0792; 2538 1112.
Vasant Deshpande
Secretary
Saathi has just opened a new Night Shelter as part of our Invisible Girls: Work with Runaways project.  The shelter will accomodate 10-12 girls and will provide a safe space under supervision by Saathi staff. This complements our ongoing work at the Day Centre.  (For information about the project, please see our site, www.saathi.org).

We are in need of a few items to furnish the shelter, including a stove, large cupboard, linens, sheets, blankets, curtains, and assorted kitchen crockery (partial sets will do).  If anyone should have these items (new or used) as spare pieces, we would be very appreciative. We will pick them up.

If you are able to contribute any items, please contact Sophia or Kalpana at Saathi at (22) 2300 9117 or email info@saathi.org .

Valerie Tripp
Coordinator, Administration
for Saathi 
The Rotary Club of Kandivli (W) is inaugurating a library at the Rotary Service Centre on SV Road on Feb 6.

Says Manhar Mandaliya, president of the Rotary Club of Kandivli (W), “Rotary is internationally celebrating 100 years of existence on Feb 23 and has asked every club to come up with a permanent project for community development. That is why we have decided to open this library.”

The library will comprise 5,000 books in English, Marathi and Gujarati and every language will have a separate section devoted to it. Members will also be able to surf through the Internet as the library plans to install four Internet terminals in a month.

Informs Mandaliya, “We have everything from reference books on management, science and encyclopedias to fiction, non-fiction and a magazine section.”

In order to be technology savvy, the club has also acquired a collection of over 1,000 CDs.

“The CDs will facilitate the learning processes in children. We have CDs on various subjects like mathematics, science and others that will be interesting and easy to understand for children,” reveals Mandaliya.

For all this and more, the library has a very nominal membership fee — a meager Rs 40 per month for schoolchildren and Rs 75 per month for adults.

“We will give out free memberships to municipal school children who are underprivileged,” reveals Mandaliya adding that the entire idea of setting up a library was to promote reading habit among the children.

According to Mandaliya, there is no library in Kandivli that provides literature on such a huge variety of subjects.

“We conducted a survey in 2003 and found that most libraries in Kandivli stock only novels and magazines. However, our purpose is not just to provide entertainment, but also education,” says Mandaliya.

He adds that children are watching too much TV these days and that reduces the amount they read. “Even my own children don’t read enough and I feel that reading as a habit must be encouraged as it develops strong morals values in people,” he explains.

Although the library hasn’t been formally inaugurated, Mandaliya says they have recieved positive responses from people who have visited the library.

He informs that all schools from Kandivli have been personally invited for the inauguration on Feb 6.

“After the inauguration we will conduct a rally in Kandivli along with a float of a huge book and the Rotary centennial emblem,” he concludes.

Location Rotary Service Centre, Shop number 12 and 13, SV Road, Opp Concepts Furniture, Kandivli (W)

Other centennial Rotary projects in Kandivli

• Free 100 cataract surgeries for the poor. 60 surgeries have already been conducted to date.
• Free counselling sessions every Sunday between 10.30 am to 12 pm on legal matters, property matters, taxation, investment etc.
• A 24-hour HIV and AIDS helpline.
• An interactive club for deaf kids studying at Koshish School, Malad.
• Adopted 600 students studying in municipal school at Charkop.
• Conducted medical camps.

http://ww1.mid-day.com/metro/borivli/2005/february/103023.htm 

NGO name: jinglemary education and charitable trust  

Needed: mid-day meal and breakfast for 500 balwadi children daily. 3 year old children, both sex

Description : clothes, rice, grams, oil, bread and biscuits, etc.

 
Needed: everything for cooking food

Description: rice 200 kg, dal 50 kg, oil 15 kg,  milk powder 10 kg,  pav 1000 pieces a day, biscuits 1000 pieces a day
 
contact : jinglemary education and charitable trust
phone : 28040509
mobile: 982042509
email: jinglemary@jmect.org
web    www.jmect.org 
A group wants to buy a plot of 300 - 500 sq.m. to build a temple. If you can help, pl email vranganathan@somaiya.edu 
We are running a Allophathy dispensary daily practice morning 10.00 am to 10.00 pm  due to shortage of medicine we are getting much problem. Our medicine rate is only Rs 7/- & with  Injection Rs 15/-. We getting much  response,  Please I request  you  to arrange a donor for medicine.
 
Our Address:- "ASHA" Behind Austin Gracious Office, Road, beside mitesh medical store, Kharodi,  Marve rd, Malad (W).Mumbai :- 400 095. 
Tel :-28896562 Email :- ashaorgmumbai@hotmail.com
Our Regd No. BPT ACT 1950-NO.E - 20596.
Our PAN NO. PAN NUMBER :- AABTA-0340 G.
Income tax exemption Under Section 80 G

For"ASHA"
Diwan  Shah (President)
We distribute tricycles to the needy and deserving physically challenged. These cost Rs. 3500 each.
This is an appeal for donors. Your org's name will be written on it. And you can give them personally. We have 4 applications currently.
We will send you the details from where you can yourself buy and donate.

Pl do respond. 
Our Address:- "ASHA" Behind Austin Gracious Office, Road, beside mitesh medical store, Kharodi,  Marve rd, Malad (W).Mumbai :- 400 095. 
Tel :-28896562 Email :- ashaorgmumbai@hotmail.com
Our Regd No. BPT ACT 1950-NO.E - 20596.
Our PAN NO. PAN NUMBER :- AABTA-0340 G.
Income tax exemption Under Section 80 G

For"ASHA"
Diwan  Shah (President)
INTRODUCTION : "ASHA" which is a symbol of Hope , Help and Happiness, for the Handicapped, Sr.Citizen and Down trodden members of our
society.

Up Coming Event of ASHA :- We have now proposed to hold  a Grand Free Eye Check Up & Cataract Operation Camp under our organisation of 
minimum 500 patients, for  poor and needy people of our areas, those who cant afford the expenses of cataract operation. We had appointed expert eye surgeon. Due to engaged in the coming event , we are having a urgent applications of tri-cycles, Those who are interested to donate to our applicant, please distribute with own hand, Or contact us: Diwan Shah (president)
"ASHA" behind austin gracious office,
malad marved rd, kharodi, malad west, mumbai-95.
Tel :-24588890,28896562.
email: ashaorgmumbai@hotmail.com  
Renu Rai, Navi Mumbai
 
She feeds 300 dogs daily.
 
For this, her daily requirements are:
 18-20 kgs of rice
 25 litres of milk
 20 packets of bread
She spends Rs. 9500 as transportation charges monthly.
 
She has to get 1500 dogs sterilized for which the cost is Rs 15,00,000. The government pays Rs. 5,00,000 and the balance she has to arrange by means of sponsors. If the dogs are not sterilized, the municipal authorities will kill them.
 
She has also bought an ambulance to provide service to animals. The cost of this is approx. Rs. 5,00,000, she is falling short by Rs. 75,000. She also needs assistance / aid to run this ambulance service. The cost she has worked out is somewhere around Rs 35,000 per month.
 
Please contact her 27562275 / 31097720 and at raivarsha@yahoo.com 
In my capacity as Director, Community Service, Rotary Club of Bombay Pier, one of the projects I am working on is in association with the Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind. We are setting up a centre at Helen Keller offering training in computer education and thereby providing job opportunities for deaf persons. The objective is to use information technology enablement with the intention to make deaf persons financially and socially self-reliant. 

We will be having 2 rooms with 10 computers each for which we need one airconditioner of 2 tons for each room. Do let me know if there is anybody
interested in sponsoring the airconditioners. We will give them good signage at the venue for their sponsorship.

Anila LALWANI
finestitches@vsnl.com  
222 Arun Chambers
Tardeo Road
Mumbai 400 034
INDIA
tel: +91 22 23522549
fax: +91 22 23521127
mobile: 9820285862
‘Mobile phones" and "Pagers" has come to Bombay Leprosy Project's rescue to overcome the communication barrier. These gadgets enable the workers to establish contact with the Central Monitoring cell even from the depths of the congested slums and rural areas as the communication network has wide coverage (roaming facility). BLP is the first project to use these instruments in leprosy management since 1998 to establish contact with the community volunteers CVs working in the slums as well as remote areas and thereafter give specific advice or instructions on the management of complications that might be encountered by them. The paramedical workers PMWs & CVs working in the field are equipped with mobile phones and pagers which have made a breakthrough in providing instant medical consultation to leprosy patients thereby preventing the occurrence of consequences such as reactions / neuritis and development of new disability, by providing instant (on the spot) decisions on the immediate treatment with steroids. This technology has been found useful in improving patient care and also in avoiding delay in communication.
read the detailed story at http://www.datamationindia.com/Mumbai1.html 
I AM PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE ABOVE CLUB, IN INDIA, ROTARY DISTRICT 3140. I WISH TO BE LISTED IN YOUR ORGANISATION FOR GETTING THE JOURNALS BOOKS AND MAGAZINES ETC FOR MY CLUB. OUR CLUB IS INVOLVED IN MANY TYPES OF COMMUNITY PROJECTS SUCH AS ADOPTING GOVERNMENT RUN SCHOOLS AND ALSO ADOPTING SCHOOLS RUN BY POOR TRUSTS AND PROVIDING THEM INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES, BOOKS AND OTHER EQUIPMENTS.
TILL DATE WE HAVE ADOPTED 3 SCHOOLS IN THREE YEARS. PROOF OF WHICH CAN BE PROVIDED WHEN ASKED OR YOUR REP CAN VISIT THOSE SCHOOLS. 
OURS IS IS THE MOST POPULAR CLUB IN OUR LOCALITY AND GET GOOD SUPPORT FROM LOCAL GOVT. BODIES. 
RECENTLY WE HAVE ACQUIRED A PARK FROM LOCAL BODY FOR DEVELOPING IT INTO A COMMUNITY PARK IN THE HEART OF OUR CITY MEASURING AROUND 75000 SQ FEET. 
I REQUEST YOU ON BEHALF OF OUR CLUB TO GET US LISTED IN YOUR ORGANISATION AND GET US THE MAXIMUM SUPPORT
FOR OUR CLUB TO PASS IT ON TO COMMUNITY/LOCAL PEOPLE.

SURESH RUPCHANDANI,
V.S. PLASTICS,
ADJ. BK 1348,
NEAR BANK OF MAHARASHTRA,
O.T. SECTION,
ULHASNAGAR-4.
MUMBAI-421004.
INDIA.
www.mcgm.gov.in/Departments/education/AboutUs.html is a nice site giving details about Municipal Schools e.g.
- BMC is running 18 schools for mentally retarded students since 1980.
- Science curiosity development home has been started at City of Los Angeles Municipal School, Mahim.
- School Community Development Project aims at reducing the dropout rates, providing nutritious food, collecting the donations in kind like books, uniforms and stationary through NGO’s.
- there are 1493 primary schools + 51 Secondary Schools.
- an organisation can adopt schools by spending minimum Rs. 75,000/- per annum.
 
Help is needed via:
  1. Providing Furniture
  2. Providing Audio-visual and Teaching aids
  3. Development of Laboratories
  4. Development of Libraries
  5. Development & Mathematics Library / Workshop
  6. Supply of sports material
  7. Maintenance of playground
  8. Maintenance of garden
  9. Minor repairs
  10. Providing water coolers, water purifiers
  11. Providing instruments, ceiling fans, electric items etc.
  12. Providing jute matting
  13. Beautification
  14. Provide educational material (writing material, uniforms, note books, school bags, shoes, geometry box, slates, drawing material)
  15. Supply of mid-day meals
  16. Opening of Balwadis, study classes, vocational classes.
  17. Arranging medical camps and distribution of medical equipments and medicines.
  18. Sponsorship schemes
  19. Starting centres of Computer Education 
A new literacy project involving the use of old (2-6 months old only) children's magazines is starting in Mumbai.

If you can donate any such children's magazines, it can be put to good use.

This project is being planned on the lines of a similar project magazineliteracy.org in the US, who have expressed support for a similar project in India.

For this project itself, we require other materials like: 

Availability of a computer and printer for printing labels and covering letters to children;

Xeroxing facility;

Facility of the use of a van / car to collect and deliver the magazines from the donors to the chldren in municipal schools ;

Volunteers in different areas starting with South & North Mumbai ;

A sponsor to underwrite the minimum monthly operational cost.
A small working space and a storing place to work ; central mumbai preferred.

Please contact:

Hitesh Joshi
D-602 Rock Garden
Off Link Road
Kandarpada
Dahisar-West
Mumbai-68.

Tel. 28917500 / 9819 4349 17 
Bal Anand, Doongersee Road, Walkeshwar, Near Elizabeth Hospital, is doing excellent work for underprivileged children.
Do extend your help with any of the following: 
Materials - any food, shoes, slippers, old clothes for the family, vitamin tablets, etc. 
Services - talk to them about nature, teaching crafts, gymnastics, bus for outings, etc. 
Volunteers - anyone who is serious. 
Bal Anand has been operating since 50 years. It is looked after by Mrs. Devi Mangaldas who is personally present there all the time. It caters to 115 children. (60 children from 8:30 to 10:30 am, and 55 via a balwadi later). 
Do speak with Mrs. Mangaldas on 23636344 
WE HAVE TAKEN SOME SCHOOLS IN THE
VILLAGES WHERE THERE IS NEED FOR FREE NOTE BOOKS ETC.
WONDER WHETHER YOU CAN HELP US.
REGARDS/ RTN T S SUBRAHMANIAM
kumarline@yahoo.com  
PRESIDENT
ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY CHEMBUR NORTH
From: P.K. Janardhan, President, Rotary Club of Thane North
For our hospital uplift programme we require the following equipment specifically for a hospital:
2 Nos 300 ltr refrigerators for medical store to keep drugs at 2 to 8 deg. tmp.
Any person/organisation willing to donate these, please contact me at
jnair44@yahoo.co.in  
For Mumbai's deaf population, Short Messaging Service (SMS) has become the single-most efficient form of communication.

Meher Sethna-Dadabhoy, coordinator of the Indian Sign Language at the Ali Yawar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Bandra, says a mobile phone has become essential for hearing-impaired, working people. "Once they begin working, their priority is not food or entertainment, it's getting a mobile phone," she says.

The popularity of the SMS is easily explained: text is short and understood even by those not used to the English language. It’s also quick, and since most mobiles can be set on vibrator mode, the deaf user is easily alerted to a message.

Once they start working, there is the need to use a mobile for communication. If they cannot afford to buy one, many try to at least share a phone, Sethna-Dadabhoy says.

But though SMS seems like something of an answer to their prayers, the cost of buying a mobile and paying the monthly bill is high. Motwani says he spends Rs 300 on his SMS bill. This is more than many of the hearing impaired can afford.
 
So now you know where to donate your old mobiles! 
Seven-year-old Mehak Khanna, a resident of Lokhandwala, is proud of herself. While kids her age hoard toys, she has given one of her favourite Barbie dolls to Toy Bank — an organisation that collects toys from kids who are willing to donate them and gives them to the needy kids.

The toy donation has pleased Mehak’s mother, Charu Khanna too. She says, “There are four kids in our family and there are many toys which the kids don’t need anymore. They have outgrown them. I am happy that they will be useful to some other kid.”

Toy Bank is the brainchild of Andheri resident Shweta Gopal (23), Vikhroli resident Swati Rumde (21) and Malad resident Sunisha Kunjappan (24).

They started three months ago by making the rounds of Andheri and Malad, knocking on the doors and asking people to donate toys.

The trio came up with the idea when Shweta decided that she had to do something about her old toys. “That’s when we decided to do something in a more organised fashion,” says Sunisha.

Then began the calls, the emails and the networking. And they didn’t have to ask for more. “People were so helpful. We didn’t hope to get such good response,” adds the 24-year-old copywriter Sunisha.

One such helpful resident is Shalini Kanchandani, who runs a beauty salon at Lokhandwala. She has already donated a bagful of toys, while her daughter Ekta is collecting some more.

Toy Bank plans to collect toys till Nov 14. “We plan to involve schools and colleges in our drive,” adds Shweta.

To donate toys, call Sunisha on 9820856315 or Swati on 9821352836 or email toybank@rediffmail.com.

You can also drop your toy in the donation box at St Blaise Church, Amboli.

http://ww1.mid-day.com/metro/lokhandwala/2004/october/95772.htm

NGO: Animals Lovers Association Society

materials:   veterinary medicines           

Description: wanted free of cost medicines

MONTHLY REQUIREMENTS OF VET. MEDICINE FOR THREE (3) AMBULANCES OF "KARUNA PARIVAR TRUST" (GOREGAON) TEL.NO. - 98204 76622 / 28763856 / 28761313 email: alas1313@yahoo.co.in Bhavin Gathani

1  HIMAX JAR, 1Kg.,30 BOTTLES, 01kg.each
2  SYNULOX, 30 BOTTLES, PFIZER CO.,50
3  CIFTRIAXONE, 15 BOTTLES, WOCEF,2.5 mg
4  DEROMACTINE, 15 BOTTLES, PFIZER CO.,50ml
5  CAMPIVATE (AMPLIEILIN & CLOXCINE),60 BOTTLES,2500    power
6  B-COMPLEXB,30 BOTTLES,30 ml
7  DEXA,60 BOTTLES,30 ml
8  NEGASUNT POWDER, 120 BOTTLES, PFIZER CO., 40 mg
9  BETADIN TUBE, 60 TUBES, (Large size)
10 DISPOSABLE SYRINGE, 5000 NOS., 2 ml,
11 AVIL,120 BOTTLES, 10 ml
12 DNS (glucose), 120 BOTTLES, 500ML
13 D-5, 60 BOTTLES, 500 ML
14 D-10, 60 BOTTLES, 500 ML
15 RL, 60 BOTTLES, 500 ml
16 SCAVON SPRAY, 50 BOTTLES,120 PACKETS,120 ml
17 COTTON(ABSORBENT), 75 ROLLS, 500 gm. each
18 HYDROGEN, 120 BOTTLES, 20 volume
19 SPIRIT, 150 BOTTLES 20 CHLOROFORM, 60 BOTTLES, 400 gm.
21 TINCTURE IODINEI.P.66,50 BOTTLES,400 ml 
 
VATERNARY MEDICINE AVAILABLE ON WHOLESALE RATE AT "VARIETY MEDICAL", BUILDING NO-16/B, SHOP NO-7, VAISHALI NAGAR, JOGESWARI (W), MUMBAI-400 102. TEL. NO. OF SHOP-26786092 / 26789883. You can buy from here and give to us.
 
***Contact Details***
Animals Lovers Association Society
55 jaykar smrui, opp rajsthan marriag hall,
aareyroad, goregaon - w bombay 62 
PAWS volunteers feed & look after hundreds of strays in all suburb cities daily. PAWS provide free medicines as when it gets stock.

So please forward us contact nos., addresses etc. of medicines companies so we can ask for free samples also.

Cotton, Scissors, blunt scalpels, dog muzzles, leashes, hand gloves are also required to treat wounded animals on road.

Basically we need Himax, Scavon, Acrylin (For wounds) Scaboma, Scabnil (For Hair loss & skin diseases) Chloroform, Calendula mother tincture,(for maggots) Nibasulf, Freewound powder (for wounds) Topicure, Samodine sprays (all kinds of wounds) Beta dine, Vocadine, Himax liquids (for treatment)Liv52 (for lever treatment), Ciplox (for eye/ear treatment) & all kinds of multivitamins tablets, liquids. We also accept used or half used medicines

Kindly help us to help animals! Thank You!
Nilesh
PAWS India
Cell: 9820161114
E-mail: pawsdombivli@indiatimes.com 
SMS: 9820161114 
I am from World Vision India, a Christian NGO working with the poorest of the poor and with the child as our focus and no regard to caste, creed, religion, gender, location, etc. Our work is spread across the country in what we call Area Development Programs (ADPs) in both rural and urban belts.
In some of our ADPs, the children have shown keen interest in learning computers and, by God's Grace, in some of them we have the space to keep the computers even if it is congested. We need some (about 20-25) used computers to impart the training. These could be such that they can be used for basic training. No frills or any such thing needed.
Could you please use your good offices/network for checking the possibility of donations of the same? Our beneficiaries will be very grateful. God Bless You.
 Francis Dias World Vision India Ph: 56234139/98202 90167 fadias15@indiatimes.com 
We, Rotarians of Link Town, Airoli, are doing  Yeomen services to the community where we live.  
During the past three years, we undertook the following significant activities;  
1)  Constructed a toilet facility for children for a poor School, Ektha Vidyalaya, in Rabale slum area.  
2)  Conducted free eye check-up camp at Talavali Village and Twelve patients were operated for cataract removal on free of cost basis. 
3)  Conducted a two days medical camp for Diabetic Patients which included various tests like ECG, Blood Check-up etc.    Over 190 persons benefited out of this camp. 
4)  Regularly conducting Career Guidance Seminar for the children in schools and colleges in Airoli. 
5)  Creating awareness on pollution and encouraging students and public on the importance of conservation of trees, by organising `Mass Tree Plantation Drive' every year. 
We are a part of various regular ongoing projects of Rotary International like Pulse Polio, Blood Donation Drive etc. 
In the month of January'2005, we intend to construct a Drinking water facility at NMMT Bus Depot, Sector 3, Airoli.
We have already applied to the Municipal Commissioner and received clearance from them.  We have made necessary drawings for the civil work and submitted for formal approval which we expect by 30/11/04.  
Meantime, may we request you to consider us for providing a Water Cooler on free of cost basis for this noble cause. Being a high density area due to its location, an ideal size of the cooler may be 75 to 100 litres or above. 
 
We will be glad to meet you and give you whatever details you ask for.  
Rtn.V SURESH BABU     
mumbranch@switzerinstrument.com         
(Secretary - 9322217411)                                  
Rotary Club of Link Town, Airoli
NGO: ANIMAL LOVER'S ASSOCIATION SOCIETY 
Will you pick up?: YES

Materials Needed: COMPUTER / CHAIR / FAN 
Description: WE REQUIRE COMPUTER (P4), SOME CHAIRS AND TWO SMALL FANS FOR OUR OFFICE.

Materials Needed: A/C
Description of Materials: WE REQUIRE 1.5 TON A/C FOR OUR OFFICE AS WE KEEP BULK STOCK OF MEDICINE.

Materials Needed: MOBILE HANDSET - NEW OR OLD.
Description of Materials: WE REQUIRE 15 NOS. OF MOBILE HANDSETS FOR OUR STAFF FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSE AS THEY ARE DEPUTED IN AMBULANCE ALL THE TIME. IF POSSIBLE, WE LIKE TO HAVE HANDSET WITH CAMERA.

WE ' ANIMAL LOVER'S ASSOCIATION SOCIETY ' IN THE LEADERSHIP UNDER ' KARUNA PARIVAR TRUST ' GOREGAON, ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR A DONOR / SPONSOR FOR OUR NEW CUSTOM MADE AMBULANCE WITH MINI MOBILE OPERATION THEATRE (FIRST TIME IN INDIA OR MAYBE IN THE WORLD) FOR BIG ANIMALS, FULLY A/C,WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENTS TO OPERATE ON THE SPOT FOR STRAY ANIMALS AND BIRDS ( INJURED - ILL - PREGNANT ) IN AND AROUND MUMBAI. THE AMBULANCE COST US AROUND Rs.10,00,000. 

AT PRESENT WE HAVE FOUR SMALL AMBULANCES GIVING FREE OF CHARGE SERVICE FOR STRAY ANIMALS AND BIRDS IN AROUND MUMBAI. NOW OUR NEW AMBULANCE IS READY FOR ACTION ON ROAD AND THE MONTHLY EXPENSE WILL BE AROUND Rs.100,000/- (MEDICINE , PETROL , SALARY OF THE STAFF AND DOCTOR IN SAID AMBULANCE, ETC.) AS WE ARE GIVING TOTALLY FREE SERVICE.

WE WILL PAINT THE NAME OF DONOR / SPONSOR FOR LIFETIME ON SAID AMBULANCE , WHO WILL GIVE US Rs.10,00,000/- TOWARDS THE AMBULANCE. THIS WAY DONOR / SPONSOR GET PUBLICITY ALL OVER MUMBAI CITY FOR YEARS.

FOR MORE DETAIL, PLEASE CONTACT

phone number: 26608617 (HIMANSHU)
mobile: 9820476622 (BHAVIN)
email: doshihb@rediffmail.com  / alas1313@yahoo.co.in 
Kavita is the co-ordinator of Samman,  www.ieasamman.org/aboutus.html , an epilepsy support group since 1991 of www.indianepilepsyassociation.org/Mumbai_act.html .
 
I was unaware of several things. 1 out of 100 Indians suffer from epilepsy! Epileptics have extremely low self-esteem as they are teased as children, have great difficulty getting married, and also have a very tough time getting a job. Considered a stigma rather than a medical problem, many keep their condition a secret thus depriving themselves as well as the cause of epilepsy of the support it needs and deserves.
 
Samman would appreciate help in the following ways:
- volunteers / event mgt - a sponsor has agreed to support a musical program at Shanmukhananda Hall on Jan 8 to enable fundraising but Samman is a small org and basically since its own members are epileptic, they need volunteers and, in fact, would like to know of an org who can manage the entire event.
- counselling resources - pyscho-social and spiritual counselling resources for this group which meets every Saturday would be useful
- support of schools - they have a 1 hour workshop Share the World to sensitise children
- support of clubs - they have 2 solo plays of 10 min each which they would love to stage (were invited to Bangkok too)
- subsidised medicines for those who can't afford would be great
 
Kavita is very interested if some org can donate and support a modified van that disabled people can phone and call for their travel use when they need. The van would be adapted to hold a wheelchair, etc. There is no such facility in Mumbai!
 
Kavita is publishing a resource book - Journey to Empowerment - and also greeting cards to help Prasad a teenager with  Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Support her by buying these. Do also sell your own products through www.childraise.com and help the cause.
 
Not only is Kavita's own story ( www.childraise.com/aboutus.Htm ) inspiring, but it is amazing to see this ever-smiling lady do so many things while being in a demanding full-time job! Her email id is kavitashanbhag@yahoo.com
NGO name: Amcha Ghar
Will you arrange for pick up?: yes

Needed: Bed sheets
Description: 30 - once in four years. To use as bedding for inmates

Needed: Towels
Description: 30. Once in a year, for daily use

Needed: Musical instrument, Kango, Casio / Harmonium
Description: one of each, once only. Children want to make a singing team along with instrument. They already know but no instrument.

Needed: old computer & furniture
Description: 4 computers for inmates and fisher children in the community. Once only.

Mrs. Susheela Singh
Amcha Ghar
phone 2845102
mobile: 9892270729
email: amchaghar@yahoo.com

   
Make-A-Wish Foundation of India List of pending wishes
   
I'm working for Magic Bus, an NGO running sports and outdoor activities for under-privileged children in the city, through which we are developing their life skills. Hopefully you will have heard of us.

We are currently constructing an Outdoor Development Centre near Karjat, where we will run residential camps for children. There they will take part in a whole range of activities including trekking, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, rapelling, camping, ropes course and various sports. There will also an indoor resource centre, and amphitheatre for drama and creative expression activities.

We would appreciate any help. We still require funds (or materials) for part of the construction, plus furniture and fittings, and outdoor equipment.

Janet
janet@magicbusindia.org
www.magicbusindia.org
Tel: 2495 4429/31
   
"THALASSAEMIA PATIENTS" GO TO RED CROSS HOSPITAL AT VT MUMBAI FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION AT REGULAR INTERVALS. CLEANED BLOOD WITHOUT IRON CONTENT IS GIVEN AT VERY SUBSIDISED RATES TO ALL IT'S PATIENTS, OR FREE ALSO. PATIENTS ARE MOSTLY KIDS UPTO THE AGE OF 16/18 YEARS. IT TAKES AROUND 2-3 HOURS FOR TRANSFUSION FOR A PATIENT. SO, FOR THEIR TRANSFUSION ROOMS, RED CROSS AUTHORITIES HAVE REQUESTED FOR 2 TV SETS FOR THE WAITING PATIENTS.

PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY OR CONTACT
RTN. SURESH RUPCHANDANI, vsp_roop@yahoo.co.in
PRESIDENT ELECT
ROTARY CLUB OF ULHASNAGAR MIDTOWN
C/O MIDTOWN ROTARY PARK
GOL MAIDAAN
ULHASNAGAR - 2
MOBILE: 09822022581
OFFICE: 95 251 5663083
FAX: 95 251 2582414

   
Resources in terms of money, seeds, saplings, implements, equipments, display material, etc.
Volunteers to work, organize, interact with people, write and talk on the work and concept of the organization.
Voluntary professional services in landscaping, botanical services, water management, conservation of bio diversity, etc.
Contact Mr. Punam Singavi, President, punamsingavi@vsnl.com 33991890 / 25474119 www.hariyalithane.org
   
Donate toys to 79 toy libraries set up by CTF
   
Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai, Vashi, Navi Mumbai  
Will arrange for pick up.

Materials Needed: Computers
Description: We require used computers for giving Computer education to the school Children. These computers should be in good working condition with color monitor. These are required for the Municipal Schools of Navi Mumbai. There are 53 Schools in Navi Mumbai area and we are planning to provide 10 computers to each school in a phased manner.  

Materials Needed: Computer Tables
Description : For keeping the computer with full arrangement to house computer System along with printer.

Materials Needed: Library Books for Children
Description: Story Books, Reference Books and good novels in English, Hindi, Marathi. 

Materials Needed: Ceiling Fans, Wall Fans, Tube lights, Used working AC
Description: To be housed in the computer room for required Ventilation and providing Airconditing for Computer Rooms.

contact: Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
phone number: 2757 7517
mobile: 3357 7517
email: manochitra14@yahoo.com
   
Mobile Creches is in desperate need of a computer for our day care centre at Patlipada. At the centre the children are not only provided with nutrition, education, recreational activities and health care, but are also given a chance to be exposed to learning on the computer. A dedicated volunteer had been coming for some time to teach the children computers, but unfortunately the hard drive is corrupted and is beyond repair. We are not in a position to buy a new computer. The children are really suffering due to the break in their classes and eagerly await the day their classes would resume once again.
We would be extremely grateful if any of you could donate a computer for the purpose.
Please get in touch with us at 22020869.Thanks
Pallavi .From: Mobile Creches  FULFILLED - THANK YOU VERY MUCH
   
Medicines needed: We would like to start a Depot for stocking spare medicines. We shall keep the record of all medicines we receive along with donors' names. The medicines shall be distributed to needy and poor people free of cost. Our own staff shall collect and distribute the medicines. While collecting the medicine, our person shall ensure that expiry date is atleast 3 months ahead from the date of collection. In few cases, we shall provide financial assistance upto Rs.5,000/-. We shall get in touch with all the Government hospitals and inform them about this service. Also, we intend to give advertisement in the newspapers about this service along with the phone numbers and address of our depot. We shall also put up banners in strategic locations like public toilets and other such places where the cost of displaying the banner is free. We shall also spread this information by having a press conference. We shall also give this information to relevant websites. Please contact me. Vijay Khandelwal cell 31020595
   
Venu Madhuri

Needed 1: veterinary medicines
Description: for the village veterinary clinic- quaterly/bimonthly

Needed 2: furniture -chairs, tables, book shelves, Cupboard etc
Description: for our new Kolhapur Office

Needed 3: 2 computers, 2 printers
Description: for our new Kolhapur Office

contact: Neeraj Dangi phone number: 022-30927399 mobile: 022-38080146 email: neerajdangi@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.venumadhuri.com

   
Perhaps what needs to be emphasised is that it's not always necessary to donate brand new stuff. Second hand material is equally useful. So, furniture, equipment, stationery, etc. that is not usable by corporates will find a happy home with ngos.
The other welcome donation wouuld be products that cannot be sold because they are slightly soiled. For example, rolls of tissue or paper kitchen towels are in constant use in free dispensaries and clinics (human and animal). Even if the external packing looks grubby and cannot be sold, they could easily be used in such places. Email lyla@thehindu.co.in if you have such stuff.
   
A Balwadi at Saki Naka Pipeline Slum is run by Rotary Bombay Bandra. 

Teaching Aids like blackboards, chalks, etc., and
Furniture like floor mats, etc., would further aid the running of the classes. 

Gents and ladies who can spend just One Teaching Hour in a Month are needed. Other than taking one class of one hour in a month, nothing extra is demanded. Contact: Ms. Asha, 98200 64000 or email mayan@vsnl.com

   
Sewing Classes are run by Rotary Bombay Bandra on Chapel Road, Bandra, for slum girls. 60 Girls are under tutelage. Cloth, buttons, thread, etc. are needed. Garment factory owners or tailoring shops who can gainfully employ these girls are also needed. Contact: Ms. ASHA 98200 64000 or email mayan@vsnl.com
   
 • Computers, books for library, toys for Balwadi, note books for VTI students, small gifts for participants of competitions.YWCA Mumbai Tel: 2309 6544/55. email ywcaic@hathway.com see www.ywcabombay.com/fundcont.htm
   
 • Slum Rehabilitation Society
Xerox Machine, Digital Camera, Laser Printer, Computers, sewing machines and embroidery machines, printers for centres, play equipment for pre-school children, toys for the balwadis and crčches, grain (rice, dals), cooking oil, Jeep, office furniture, balwadi furniture, audio cassette players, TVs, Fans.
contact: Adolf Tragler – Director
email: srs7@vsnl.com
website: www.srsindia.org
   
Madhu Mehta Foundation

Your contributions could include gifts to form a part of the take-away gift hamper given to each child in Diwali.

FOOD
Snacks provided at each institution usually comprise savories, sweetmeats, fresh fruits and packaged juices.  The Gujarati 'thali' dinner at the Party is prepared by Thackers and served at the sit down banquet at Birla Kreeda Kendra.  Sponsorship of food (snacks and dinner) is by way of monetary contribution from individual and corporate donors.

GIFT HAMPERS
2000 gift hampers are distributed amongst the residents of the host institutions and at the Diwali party itself.  Each hamper contains items of daily use and entertainment:  toys, napkins, soap dishes, soaps, tooth paste and tooth brushes, sparklers, games, caps, bags, sweets, etc.  Corporates provide us with items manufactured/ procured by them or the monetary contribution from individual sponsors is collected to procure these gifts.
   
Maitrivan / Raksha

Needed 1: ecological building materials
Description: bricks, wood, and ecological paints, solar panels, windmills etc, furniture. Any amount is welcome.

Needed 2: any second hand items in good condition
Description: We are selling this in our outlets to recycle and raise funds.

contact Dr. Nandita Shah, phone: 22814949, 0413 2623007 email: nandita_shah@vsnl.com

   
Beauforts, near Akbarallys at Fountain has offered shop space free of cost to sell items and let proceeds go to animal welfare groups. The shop operates on a thrift shop principle - people donate items which are priced lower than the market rate and the proceeds go to charity.
Here's how you can help:
1. donate or ask people to donate gently used/new items. Anything usable is welcome.
2. help to collect items from people who are unable to deliver.
3. offer to store some items in your home/office.
4. publicise the shop by copying this and sending it to people or printout and put on public bulletin boards.

For details about volunteering or donating things call Lyla at 9821733529 or email her at lyla@thehindu.co.in
DO NOT drop items directly at Beauforts. It's only a point of sale. Thanks


 

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