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Help us spread Kindness and bring a smile!

Charity Peace

We are striving to make our city kinder and make a difference in the lives of people, and now we need your help!

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Lending Hands Foundation

About the Fundraiser

Before we tell you anything about it, watch this video to get a gist!

 

The Problem

India may be one of the fastest growing economies in the world but there are glaring societal issues that it needs to tackle. India ranked a dismal 122 on a list of the world's happiest countries, dropping four slots from last year (World Happiness Report, 2017). More than five crore people suffer from depression in India (WHO, 2015) and crime rates and violence doesn’t seem to climb out of growth trajectory. The facts and figures shook us to the core and our team decided it was time to set things right. The increasingly violent and unhappy world needs to believe in kindness, compassion and humanity again. If a simple two letter word 'No' was enough to start a revolution against segregation laws in the US, we believe the small acts of kindness holds the power to end these issues which plague our society.

 

Impact of Kindness/Science of Happiness

Our resolve that kindness holds the key to end world's suffering doesn't stem only from principles of morality or society ethics; even scientific studies have proved a relationship between being kind and levels of happiness. Studies have shown being kind releases serotonin in our system which helps us stay calm, heals our wound faster and make us happier. Being compassionate boosts DHEA levels by two times which slows down ageing and produces 23% less Cortisol, a stress hormone. It also releases endorphins- a natural painkiller, in our system.

 

Our Story

It all began in 2015 when Those In Need (New Delhi) represented India in the annual Dance For Kindness event and since then there has been no turning back. We have grown from strength to strength sticking close to our foundational values of kindness, love, compassion, empathy and everything else that promotes the sense of community. Over the years we have initiated more kindness weekends that have brought together friends and strangers under a single roof. Two years into this journey, the support we have received from all quarters has been overwhelming – From school students in Madhya Pradesh to office goers in Bangalore, the kindness movement has spread like wildfire. All this has been done organically – through social change-makers, volunteers and support from corporate and media houses. Today, we invite you to be a part of our story!

 

What will the money be used for?

The money so raised will be used for organizing Dance For Kindness 2017

● Venue Reservation

● Organizing pre-event promotion activities

● Managing logistics and supplies (Speakers, stage, banners etc.)

● Pre and Post DFK’17 marketing (Pamphlets, Newsletters, Brochures etc.)

 

How can you be a part of this event?

You can boost your coolness quotient by 5x, indulge in the following activities –

● Spread the word among your friends and family, making them kindness ambassadors

● Start your kindness event on World Kindness Day, Contact Us

● Follow us on Facebook for all kindness related updates.

● Most importantly, be a part of the event yourself on 12th November’17.

 

Donation Levels

Kindness Starter (INR 500) – See your name on our Facebook page and receive exclusive behind the scenes updates. 

Kindness Campaigner (INR 1000) – See your name on our Facebook page and receive exclusive behind the scenes updates, and a gratitude letter from us.

Kindness Contributor (INR 2000) – You’ll receive a personalized gratitude letter from us, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

Kindness Lover (INR 5000) – You’ll receive exclusive DFK merchandise (T-shirts, badges and more), a personalized gratitude letter from us, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

Kindness Crusader (INR 10000) – You’ll receive a surprise gift, exclusive DFK merchandise, a personalized gratitude letter, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

Kindness Pioneer(>INR 10000) – You'll be our special guest at the event! You'll get to share your kindness story with all our participants along with a surprise gift, exclusive DFK merchandise, a personalized gratitude letter, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.!

 

In The Press

 

 

The Movers & Shakers

Abhishek Saini, DFK Group Leader

Abhishek Saini, a data scientist by profession, biker by choice and a social entrepreneur at heart is the co-founder of Those In Need. He embarked on this journey of connecting Volunteers and Social Organizations almost 3 years back. With a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, he holds expertise in business development and statistical analysis. Meeting new people, encountering interesting stories and undertaking adventurous road trips on his beloved bullet 350 is Abhishek's prime interests. He recently completed a ride of 6,677 KM from Delhi to Kanyakumari and the next destination on his wish list is the Mecca of all trips-a road trip to the icy Leh-Ladakh.

 

 

Shreya Bhatia, DFK Group Leader

Shreya Bhatia, the girl with the nerves of steel and a firm believer of the phrase, I CAN, is the co-founder of Those in Need. Since her formative years, she has been involved in activities promoting the social welfare and community collaboration. She feels that interacting with people, understanding their perspectives and having an element of adventure to life are the best ways to keep her body and mind fit. Shreya’s formal education is in the field of economics and international trade, but since she was a kid, her true calling has been dance. She has pursued it relentlessly and delivered many award-winning performances throughout her college days. She also happens to be the head choreographer for the event.

 

Our Kindness Warriors

Our journey would be incomplete without our young kindness warriors who work tirelessly to spread happiness and joy among all. They are leaders in their own right who have taken it upon themselves to create a kinder, more loving world.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

  • On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

    by Lending Hands Foundation on September, 26 2017

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    Hi everyone,

    Who would have thought that within 3 days the campaign would touch its first milestone! Yes we have indeed touched the 10% mark. We have been off the block in a flash, like Usain Bolt in a 100m sprint. Woohooo! Kudos to all those who believed in the campaign. While there is still a long way to go, we believe that well begun is half done.

    So keep it coming guys, your love is what keeps us going.


    With kindness,
    Lending hands Foundation

    Did you know that every FB share gets 1 more donation.
    Help spread the word!

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    Rewards

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    Kindness Starter

    See your name on our Facebook page and receive exclusive behind the scenes updates. ​

    25 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

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    Kindness Campaigner

    See your name on our Facebook page and receive exclusive behind the scenes updates, and a gratitude letter from us.

    13 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

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    Kindness Contributor

    You’ll receive a personalized gratitude letter from us, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

    3 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

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    Kindness Lover

    You’ll receive exclusive DFK merchandise (T-shirts, badges and more), a personalized gratitude letter from us, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

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    Kindness Crusader

    You’ll receive a surprise gift, exclusive DFK merchandise, a personalized gratitude letter, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates.

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    Kindness Pioneer

    You'll be our special guest at the event! You'll get to share your kindness story with all our participants along with a surprise gift, exclusive DFK merchandise, a personalized gratitude letter, a special mention on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes updates!​​

    Estimated Delivery: Dec 2017

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