Volunteering in India

In less than a week, I'm going to India to volunteer for a month in a hospital in Kolkata (Calcutta), a school in Delhi, and an ashram in Varanasi. My goal is to raise funds and supply these projects in anyway I can depending on the level of support I receive.

I've volunteered at a school in Kenya a few years back and regularly spend time here in Los Angeles at children's hospitals/schools doing arts enrichment and also serve as a camp counselor for kids with heart disease. This trip would be to share my time, effort and whatever you decide to graciously donate to these very deserving places that offer service to those who need it most.

Here are the links to the places I've chosen to serve so you can get a sense of how much they could use your support. I'll buy a bulk of the supplies needed for each place in India. For the school, I'll donate paper, pens/pencils, chalk, etc. The hospital will receive first aid, medical supplies, etc. The ashram, which services an orphanage will get clothes, toys, food, and some money that they can spend as they see fit.

So, that's it! I've never done a crowd sourced project of any scope so I don't know how this'll turn out. But, I'm excited to see the results and I thank you in advance for your contribution. I understand if you're not able to donate but if you know someone who might, please share the link!
When I'm in India, I'll take pictures and share a link to a blog or post on facebook so you can see where every dollar of your contribution goes and be able to share in the experience.
I just got word that a mystery donor will match any contribution up to $2,000!



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