“My wish is to wear coat this winter”, 4 yr old, Naina, KalyanPuri Centre, Nidhi Foundation.
These words when spoken changed the way of celebrating Christmas of many.
Nidhi Foundation took this as challenge and started an event (#bethesanta) where wishes of children were taken and an online with offline campaign was conducted to fulfill them. The campaign which initially started online, individuals began to come up and started donating their clothes, newspaper, toys, shoes, books etc.
People specially from the nearby region of Supertech, Parsavnath, Srishti, and Purvanchal Royal Park came forward and donated their belongings to kids. Our partner schools also were informed about this, where children from Kothari International School, JBM Global School, The Gurukul School participated and donated their clothes toys and many other things for kids.
After the overwhelming support from all our donors, it was segregated as per age group consisting of 2 sets of clothes a pair of winter wear and a pair of shoes. The gifts were packed at Nidhi foundation office and finally just before the Christmas Eve it was distributed to homeless people on the streets of DELHI.
What started as a small initiative to fulfill small wishes of 100 children at our center resulted a mass distribution of total 1500 packets. A special celebration took place at the foundation center before Christmas, fulfilling each child’s wish along with toys, clothes, shoes, and books for all children which spread the “Joy of Warmth”