I want to start by thanking you for joining our community!
Over the last few weeks and months, the COVID-19 situation in India has worsened. As a brand that works closely with women groups, karigars, artisans, and craftspeople across India, I felt strongly that something had to be done.
With 23,340,938 cases of COVID so far, the country's artisanal economy has come to a standstill. With canceled orders, delayed payments, and locked workshops, there wasn't much we could do except raise awareness and resources for our partners on the ground.
Thanks to all of you, we managed to do just that!
Our community helped raise 293,728 INR (updated 3297€) for Mahashakti Seva Kendra & Aftertaste!
Thanks to my friends & family in Finland, I raised 1769€ over a weekend, Additionally, our amazing friends at Priya Wear, a sustainable fashion brand from Switzerland, donated 300€ for @moi.namaste artisans, The lovely ladies of Raaha Consulting donated 1078€ directly to Maha Shakti Seva Kendra (MSK) in Bhopal, and some of my friends from USA directly sent over 150€ Venmo funds to MSK!
To continue our efforts, we are now running
an EU-wide RAFFLE!
Along with 8 other European brands, chefs, artists, teachers, we have organized a raffle to raise money for three vetted organizations!
All you have to do is: 1) Donate any amount of your choice 2) Fill out this form to enter the raffle DEADLINE: Friday, 14th May 2021, 1800 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) We suggest the following: 1) Mazdoor Kitchen is a citizen-run voluntary initiative, working to provide meals and subsistence to daily wage workers in North Delhi. https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/mazdoorkitchen 2) Help India Heal - As India struggles with a catastrophic second wave of covid-19, the children are continually suffering without adequate care and loving support. Support Trauma counseling for children https://gofund.me/9745ae3d 3) Barefoot College Tilonia has the goal to provide 450,000 meals to rural families in their surrounding villages. With food, nutritional supplements, and hygiene supplies, these families can survive the pandemic. Provide COVID relief by donating here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/provide-450-000-meals-to-families-for-a-month/
A Free Thank you Workshop for those who donate!
To raise money for our Relief Raffle (EU Edition), I am hosting a reflective journaling workshop tomorrow! I invite you to join me as I share some activities and prompts that help me calm my senses down in this heavy time.
WHEN?: May 13th, 3pm-4:30pm EEST (Finland) OR 5:30pm-7pm IST (India) WHERE?: ZOOM (Link shared with those who register)
Hope to see this community continue to give back even though it no longer a trendy topic on social media channels.