Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Toybank joins hands with CanSupport - 5th Aug, 2013

Toybank Delhi was able to share some moments of happiness with children at CanSupport, R.K.Puram, Delhi. We were able to provide toys and games for around 75 kids, who visit the facility once a week with their parents for counselling.

Unlike other days, this time the Toybank and CanSupport volunteers greeted them with colorful and playful things in their hands. Their excitement made them forget their cruel challenge and we hope that the toys we left behind will continue to serve for a while.

Toybank Delhi spreads its wings :)

Toybank Delhi had sent 3 cartons full of educational toys and games for around 110 children of Astitva Society, a student run NGO for underprivileged kids in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. They were were very happy to receive them and sent the below thank you note. 
We are so glad to receive this note from the President of Astitva Society Team 

​"Hi ma'am, Happy New Year

I got all three cartons that you had sent to my sister's place. I must say that I hadn't expected that all these toys would be so attractive without losing their educational values... I am sure our children will be more than just happy to receive them. Again, thanks a lot :) I'll try to send u pics of our children enjoying with these toys... 

Thanks a lot ma'am"

Toybank plans to spread more and more joys through their toys this year long :)

Toybank visits Mobile Creches, Delhi - May 21, 2014

It was a long trek from Delhi, however worth every minute when we reached and saw how organized and clean was the tiny school at a Mobile Creche, Ansal API construction site, Gurgaon. Catering to about 100 kids, the creche is like a blessing to the migrant laborers of that massive housing project. Providing clean, safe and an adequate learning environment, the creche ensures that they fulfill the essential needs of the children there.

As Toybank, it was our first visit to the facility and we gifted a play pen and loads of soft toys to the creche. Some toybank volunteers interacted with the staff to understand their needs and promised to come back soon with what they can.

Toybank Delhi distributes toys at Mera Parivar, Gurgaon - 22nd March, 2014

Toybank was invited to distribute toys to the children of the Mera Parivar school in Gurgaon. The NGO runs two balwadis and a tuition centre for the underprivileged. It was the occasion of their annual result declaration, when the children were handed over a toy each, along with their report cards.
The Toybank volunteers spent many hours of labor in sorting, cleaning and wrapping each toy as per the age group and finally we were able to provide toys for around 130 kids. The volunteers were as excited to give as the kids, who were receiving them. The parents too were pleasantly surprised and thanked the team for making the children happy :)

Toybank Delhi goes on wheels to spread joy at NIPUN, 11th May - 2014

It was again a satisfactory day as we updated our Toy library at Nipun, Meera Bagh, Delhi. The organization runs a creche, a balwadi and a remedial school for around 150 children of the Meera Bagh slum colony. 

When the Toybankers arrived, the little babies and toddlers in the creche were sound asleep. We tip toed into their room and decorated their walls with colorful decals and set up a ball pool for them. It was a sheer delight to see the surprise in their eyes as they woke up one by one and picked up their favorite toy before jumping into the ball pool.

This time we could also provide learning material in the form of puzzles and toddler books for the balwadi kids. Thanks to our donors, the quality of the material provided will certainly ensure that these kids pick up their colors, letters, numbers and vocabulary as fast as someone from an elite pre-school :)

Besides, one full carton of games and art and craft kits was given for the children who come to the remedial school. Here's a small feedback from the centre:

"We would like to thank you for donating hundreds of toys for the children of NIPUN. Each children attending our Creche, Pre-school and REC centers received beautiful toys, puzzles and writing/coloring materials. The pure joy and surprises in the faces of each sweet child was truly unforgettable. The children, parents and staff of NIPUN will never forget this wonderful act of kindness and generosity." - Pradeep Kumar, Secretary