For the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I’VE blogged 26 days in April based on the alphabet and brOUGHT you stories from the nonprofit Project Why.
Today, a month of Project Why‘s stories on this blog for the A to Z Challenge is coming to an end.
We started with Anouradha Bakshi, the founder of Project Why, went on to Babli, a little girl who got the gift of a heart, a life, and an education from Project Why.
I really, really hope you’ll consider donating to this wonderful little org with a large heart. You could choose one particular cause, make a one-time donation, or even donate a small amount each year. I can vouch for the fact that this support would really go to someone in need: all your donation will benefit the person you want to help, because Project Why doesn’t use its funds for Advertising or Fundraising, and slashes overheads any which way possible. Food is cooked in-house, transport is provided by parents of the kids, the staff is sourced from the community, and the classrooms are put together with the least frills possible, some even inside rubbish dumps!
It is everyday people like you and me who can make a difference, by donating what we can, and talking about Project Why if we can’t. Prayers and funds are both helpful, as are helping with fundraising, or even becoming an online volunteer: sharing posts on social media.
My thanks to Anouradha Bakshi for collaborating with me on all posts: a lot of the words in these posts come from her, I’m just her mouthpiece, really. My personal experience at Project Why has enriched my life, and for that, no thanks would be enough. Project Why has become a part of my journey, and no matter where life takes me, this organization will remain a large part of who I am and what I do. I find my zen at Project Why.
Thanks to each of you who has commented on the posts, and to those who have donated so generously. Compassion in action is a beautiful thing to watch, and I’ve been incredibly privileged to witness it here on my blog.
Which story from A to Z did you read or like in particular? Would it interest you to know more about Project Why on this blog? Did you participate in the A to Z Challenge? Did you like my theme for the challenge? Will you consider helping Project Why with your funds or time?
One last appeal for Pancham, a boy who picks rags to support his family and yearns for an education, and Yash, who the fates have abandoned again and yet again. The world has dealt them a cruel hand, let’s see if we can’t make it a kinder place for them.
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