New Jersey (PRWEB) March 24, 2013
Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi, the Food for Change (FfC) was a fundraising event organized by Bangalore Cares that was successful like never before.
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 FfC sponsored by Princess Arwa Al Qassimi included electrifying entertainment from eminent artistes all united towards raising funds for over 50 NGOs in Bangalore. The event raised a total of Rs 43.37 Lakh for 30 NGOs, and approximately 650 people participated.
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.