San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with Oxfam India to help U.S. donors connect with poverty relief programs.
“Despite the country’s economic growth, extreme poverty is still visible in both rural and urban areas in India,” said Jennifer Lofing, Give2Asia’s Vice President of Programs. “This partnership will help expand Oxfam India’s programs that address the needs of India’s poor and help Oxfam India to leverage relationships with friends in the U.S.”
Oxfam India is a rights-based non-governmental organization working to end poverty and injustice by joining grassroots efforts and NGOs to local, national, and global advocacy and policy-making entities. The organization’s strategy is to link together into one comprehensive program framework four critical themes and areas of work: essential services, gender justice, economic justice and humanitarian response.
“We appreciate this partnership with Give2Asia. We sincerely hope that this will help in strengthening and expanding Oxfam India’s mission to ensure rights of the underprivileged in India. This partnership will work as conduit for reaching out to the people in US who wish to contribute for the development of the marginalized communities in India,’’ said Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India.
Acting as a fiscal sponsor to over 100 charitable institutions in Asia, Give2Asia helps groups in Asia connect with supporters in the U.S., provides professional donor stewardship, and makes possible tax-deductible support for Asia-based programs.
U.S. donors can make donations online to Give2Asia in support of Oxfam India at http://www.give2asia.org/oxfamindia, or by sending donations to “Give2Asia” by check, wire, or securities transfer.
About Oxfam India
Oxfam India was formed in 2004 and is a member of Oxfam International, which is a global confederation of 14 Oxfam organizations. Oxfam India’s vision is to create a more equal, just, and sustainable world by empowering the poor to demand their rights, engaging the non-poor to become active and supportive citizens, advocating for an effective and accountable state, and making markets work for poor people.
Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grant-making experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and has allowed for over US$150 million in donations since its inception in 2001.
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