HH Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi's Food for Change - A Successful Fundraising Event

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Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi, the Food for Change was a fundraising event organized by Bangalore Cares and it was a great success. It was a special gala evening of fun, food and entertainment held on the evening of October 6th at SAP Labs Lawns Whitefield, Bangalore.

The NGOs collected at least Rs.5000 from 389 individuals who donated towards this worthy cause.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi, the Food for Change was a fundraising event organized by Bangalore Cares and it was a great success. It was a special gala evening of fun, food and entertainment held on the evening of October 6th at SAP Labs Lawns Whitefield, Bangalore. The event remains a grand success as a total of Rs 23.37 Lakhs were raised as donations.

The event presented a golden opportunity to people to express their love and care for the unfortunate in the society through the noble act of giving. This was a function that revealed the true meaning of selfless minds whose social appetite was highly triggered during this event.

The guests reveled in the joy of being part of a social change with their small individual or corporate contributions of Rs.5000 towards this worthy cause of choice. A hundred percent of all donations were channeled to the organization of the donor’s choice. All the funds that were raised were given to NGOs to fund their programs which were geared towards educating children, providing shelter to the elderly, subsidizing medical costs for poor patients, rehabilitating mentally ill homeless women and reaching out to more underprivileged people.

The event provided a vital platform for NGOs to raise funds and indeed, they were the main beneficiaries of the day. In total, 37 NGOs registered for free and amazingly, they raised Rs 22.37 lakh from donations. The NGOs collected at least Rs.5000 from 389 individuals who donated towards this worthy cause. Companies also came forth to participate and contributed a total of Rs.21 lakh that formed part of the Rs.43.37 lakh contributed.

All the funds that remained from the sponsorship of the event that is, after all the expenses of the event had been financed were distributed to the participating NGOs in proportion to the donations received from individuals. A total of Rs.2.24 lakh was disbursed.

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