Give India’s India Smile Challenge, 2015 – Corporates

Daan UtsavISC

Daan Utsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2-8, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate ‘giving’.

GiveIndia, this Daan Utsav brings to you the ‘India Smile Challenge’, to promote giving culture in India and contributions to NGOs. Over one crore in matching funds is available during this period for donations through the Challenge.

There are separate challenges and benefits for participating as Individuals, colleges and corporates. Click on the respective links for more details on how you/your organisation can contribute as a donor or fundraiser.


With over 100 corporates targeted to participate and each ‘Adopting’ one or more NGOs (Bhumi is an tier-1 accredited NGO listed with Give India) for the challenge, the idea is to spread the ‘Giving Culture’ by increasing employee, customer and vendor involvement with NGOs, for increased social awareness.

What do we win?
Apart from creating a better future for the nation by providing the underprivileged a fighting chance!
Top 3 corporates who have the maximum number of new donors and funds raised (fresh funds) in each category (three categories) win matching grants up to 100% of funds raised with a maximum cap as mentioned in the table below.


Why support BHUMI ?
Bhumi runs a supplementary education programme through trained volunteers to educate underprivileged children in subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and Computers. Our volunteers are trained in pedagogy, classroom management and content before stepping into the classroom.
By 2016, we aim to reach 10000 children through our programmes. We incur a cost of Rs.1,000/- per child for one academic year. Your contribution will help us in providing better education for these children next year.

How can your corporate participate and support BHUMI?
Email us at [email protected] and we will help you get started right away!

As Aesop said, “No act of kindness , no matter how small is ever wasted.”

Your contribution however small is still significant and it will help us reach our goal of educating 1,00,000 children from orphanages and shelter homes in India by 2020.

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