Monday, August 23, 2010

Updates from our 6th anniversary celebrations - Bangalore Chapter


All through August 2010 we are celebrating Toybank's 6th anniversary and here are our bombaat updates from Bengaluru. On 14th of Aug we distributed toys to 45 children from Good Neighbors India!

Here's what Meena from Good Neighbors India had to say after the event:

"Hi Bharath
Thank you and your team. You and team spent your precious  time with our kids, children enjoyed a lot. All the children and parents are very happy to receive these toys.
thanks a  lot we need your support, looking forward"

Catch all the action here! 





Friday, August 13, 2010

Aamchi Mumbai gets ready for a Dhamaka!

Toybankers in Mumbai are all set to meet 305 children on the 15th of Aug! These are wonderful kids from “PRAYAS” – ek koshish.

“PRAYAS” – ek koshish is a movement which started in 2004 with 15 members of a small street play group who came from different backgrounds in Mumbai. It's a multifaceted social organization driven by the key principle of ‘action oriented work with rights based approach’.  Since its inception in 2004 it has initiated multiple social programmes.

It was started with the aim of creating awareness on the issue of men’s rights, HIV/AIDS and child rights. The organization has programmes which involve conducting crisis interventions, summer camps, training programs, publishing know your rights material, etc.

Details of the event:
Date and Time : Sunday, Aug 15th, 2010.
Venue : Mumbai

Here are a few pictures from our previous event with Prayas - ek koshish on 26th Jan 2010.






Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bombaat Bengaluru celebrates Toybank's 6th anniversary!


Independence Day is here and so is Toybank's 6th anniversary! Come 15th of August and  yippppeee Toybank will turn 6!

Here's how we are celebrating in namma Bengaluru..

Good Neighbor India a voluntary organization started in the year of 2009, has it's office located on Geddalahalli Bhagalur road outside Bangalore. They have setup few schools in and around the Chikkajala area (24kms from Bangalore) for the children of quarry workers.
The Quarry is situated in Chikkajala. Most of the workers are stone cutters. They have migrated from Tamil Nadu, northern Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Most of these families are nomadic in nature. 

Toybank will be distributing toys to the kids at one of the centers of Good Neighbor India in Chikkajala this Saturday. Hurry UP and join US!

Details of the event:
Date and Time : Saturday, Aug 14, 2010, 11 AM - 2 PM
Venue : Vidya Nagar Junction, Yelahanka, Bangalore.

No of Children: 45 (all aged below 5 years)
 
Directions to reach the location: 
  • Keep going straight on NH7 (Hyderabad highway) - the route towards Bengaluru Intl. Airport till u reach Vidyanagar Junction in Chikkajala.
  • Ask for "Vidyanagar Cross". On reaching Vidyanagar Cross, please call one of us for necessary guidance.

Public Transport Hints
  • From Majestic, board any bus bound to Devanahalli (Bus nos. 297 and 298) and alight at Vidyanagar Cross.
  • Alternatively, you may board any Vayu Vajra bus (Volvo buses plying to Intl. Airport) and alight at Vidyanagar cross.
  • For more info on routes and route search, please visit bmtcinfo.com
Please confirm your participation ASAP by replying to bangalore@toybank.org. This will help us plan logistics and transport collectively. Feel free to call any of our Bangalore coordinators in case of any queries.

Bharath - 9945666454
Vinay - 9886049334 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Better India features Toybank!

"In most of our homes, in some corner, packed inside cardboard boxes, we have toys that lay unused and useless.  Have you thought that they could bring joy to the life of children who never had toys to play with? Take them out of those boxes, wrap them up and send across to Toybank – you’ll feel a silent satisfaction sweep inside you. 

Toybank is about gifting toys to those children who have been deprived of so many things, let alone the ‘luxury’ of toys. Agreed there is poverty and misery around, but can we afford to have children around us growing up unhappy? Shweta Chari, a young and energetic Electronics engineer, found a calling inside her and decided that she will bring fun and play into the lives of disadvantaged children. She founded ‘Toybank’ with an honest vision of placing a toy in the hands of every child in India and the world."

Read more on The Better India