Friday, November 26, 2010

Awesome November - Children's Day is here!

Toybank celebrated Childhood during the Children’s Day week from 12th to 16th of November. It was a wonderful sight to see children having a blast and watch thousands of bright happy faces each one going home with a toy!



Toybank organized 3 major events through this week to celebrate Children's Day with 1000+ kids!
  • Tunga Village Basti near LnT Powai:
Toybank partnered with AIESEC volunteers and reached out to over 900 children coming from various NGOs on the 12th of Nov in a basti near LnT Powai.

  • Children's Day Mela at Don Bosco:
Don Bosco Shelter organized a Children's Day Mela for 4000 street children in Mumbai and Toybank Bombay is proud to have participated in the Mela! Around 600 children came to the Toybank's stall at the Mela and played with the games.
  •   Xaviers College, Churchgate
Toybank reached out to 300 kids on the 16th of Nov again with the help of AIESECers from Bombay. Toybank donated over a 100 games to the centres of the NGOs from where the children had come.

Many Thanks:
  • We thank Toybanker Purab Kohli for chatting and inspiring all the volunteers on the 12th of November.
  • We thank our dear Toybanker Pravin for making all the kids and even the volunteers laugh out loud through his magical 'clown' act! Thanks Pravin for always being there!
  • We thank all our dear volunteers without whom it was impossible to manage these events. Jui Gangan,  Kalhan, Haneeta Padam, Dimple Shetty, Priya Singhal,  Madhu Daswani.
    Gautam Maity, Pankaj, Neha Jain, Shruti Oza, Kim Muanching, Shirish,Divya Shetty.
    Madhu Daswani, Kalpita, Pratibha Parab, Jyoti Bhat, Edgar D'Silva.
    Ronak and the Mukesh Patel College Gang.
    Dushinka and all the AIESECers.
  •  We thank all our generous toy donors. We thank each one of you for constantly collecting and putting efforts to collect such wonderful toys. And a big thanks to all the last minute toy donors who helped us pull up the massive number of toys! 
Veena Nagpal (for adding all the brand new boards games in the end to help us reach the number).
Madhumita,  Sanjay Mudnaney, Nisarg Shah, Chandan,  Enez, Parvati.
Premila (for starting the collection chain at Bandra and Worli).
Kavita Ambani,  Surekha Punamiya, Ruchi Maru, Dimple Kubadia, Shraddha Agarwal.
Rashmi Singhal, Meghna Tak, Marise Lobo, Priti Doshi, Pooja Pandya, Deepti Menon.
Kiran Budhiraja, Toral Bakshi (and the entire GE Links society in Goregaun)
Pooja Trehan,  Gayatri.
Dannielle Van Leeuwen (for bringing 40kgs of toys from Australia!).
Hasmita Chander
Nada Wynn (Cup Cake sale held in the month of May, 2010 at Queensgate, UK).
Ivan (from DTDC UK for helping us transport all the toys to India).

If we make a small yet impact-full difference in the life of child today, he/she will grow up with confidence, courage and wisdom to face the future with optimism.


Thank you all for your ever willing support!
Happy Toybanking!

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