One of the reasons we’re unhealthy is because, as a general rule, we have more than enough – and definitely more than enough to eat. So, to offset our excess, it makes sense to ensure that the kilos we shed benefit someone who has less than enough.
To that end, we asked several charities who work in the area of nutrition to send us proposals. We are proud to finally announce that we have chosen to endorse the work of www.helptrust.org – an organization that works with children in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
We all know the link between a meal at school and the drop out rate. Kids who are provided a meal stay in school. The money you have raised for #bglsr will go towards meals for children who are bonded labourers and attend evening school or get vocational training through helptrust.org.
As little as Rs. 14,000 can sponsor 30 days of meals for 40 children. We’re hoping we can make a difference to at least that many children for several months.
The trustees are glad of our support. Their misson states:
“All our activities are exclusively targeted towards children and their parents. We select children without any discrimination based on gender, caste, religion, political affiliation or language. We follow an exhaustive evaluation process which includes quantitative metrics like the number of children impacted, the cost per activity or cost per child and qualitative measures such as the impact on the local community, structure and long term sustainability of the organization.”
BigloserIndia.com is proud and happy to support helptrust.org
To donate, simply visit our Donations Page
Not Convinced About Our Charity Selection? You’re welcome to donate to a charity of your choice as well. Simply twitpic the donation receipt or online payment screengrab, and we’ll add your donation to the BigLoserIndia Weight Loss for Charity Chart. Make sure you tag us – @bglsr or #bglsr – on those twitpic tweets!
So let’s get our wallets out…
Here’s to the BigLoserIndia grand donation finale – let’s make a difference!