The festival of Giving was celebrated all over India from the 2nd of October to the 8th of October, 2012.
Mr. Rabindranath Tagore expressed the joy of service by saying that, I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Snapshot of Toybank @ JGW2012:
Like every year, through the Joy of Giving Week people from all parts of the country come together to serve the society and to bring smiles of millions of peoples faces.
Toybank joined the Joy of Giving Week celebration and hundreds of Toybankers from different parts of Mumbai were involved in various activities at Toybank as a part of the Joy of Giving Week.
Events conducted/participated in:
- Learn for a Cause
- Sensitization talks in Schools and Corporate companies
- Skit and Medley performed by Gold Crest School students for a partnering NGO of Toyban
- Movie Screening in association with Children's Film Society
- No. of volunteers: 100+
- No. of people sensitized: 1000+
- No. of toys collected: 2000+
- Funds raised through Footsteps4Good: Rs. 79100
- Funds raised through Learn for a Cause: Rs.34000
The celebrations started on Oct 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Footsteps4Good event conducted at Bandra-Kurla Complex where 35 Toybankers marched along the Walkathon path in support of Toybank. Toybanker, Purab Kohli, also participated in the Footsteps4Good event and spoke wonderfully about Toybank to the audience gathered.
With the monies raised from the Footsteps4Good Toybank will now set up a new Toy Library in a School in rural Maharashtra.
Children from Gold Crest High School, prepared for a play and a medley to be performed for children at our toy distribution event at Eternal Hope Charity Mission.
Toybank appreciates the constant support and efforts put in by each of our supporters and volunteers to make this Joy of Giving Week a great success.