Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Toybank Delhi Update - August 2016


A short summary of all the activities that have happened in Delhi since April this year.
 
 We have had 5 rounds of toy sorting, wherein we cleaned and packed more than 400 toys and games that have reached more than 350 children over the last few months. These have been used for:
 
1 - A toy library for 100+ kids in Mangar Primary school -  Classes 1 to 4th. Play session with class 5th is still pending.
2- A toy library for the kids at Deepalya, Sheikh Sarai (serving 80 plus kids every week)

3- 7 cartons sent for 3-4 creches in Tilonia, Rajasthan. Pics shared by Barefoot volunteers. Our target is to reach 33 creches by year end.
4 - A play session at an NGO run centre in Gurgaon, managed by a group of MDI students. 
5- A library at Shiksha trust, Gurgaon. The centre has more than 100 students. And we need to send more toys/games to them soon.

Toybankers have had a great time setting up and playing games with the kids at these centres. A special thanks to volunteers from JCL for all their time and effort in these libraries. We even distributed a good amount of stationery items this time. Thanks to Shyamak Das who collected, Saurabh Matha who sorted & stored, and Suneet (our dedicated volunteer from Vasant Kunj), who finally took the responsibility to distribute. Lastly thank you to all the volunteers, who contributed in collections.

We have been able to sort and use almost all the toy collections till now. Need much more in the coming weeks. Please do volunteer for collections if you can. 
Celebrating the 70th year of Independence by sharing joy :)

The Toybank Team

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