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Indiaspora opens ChaloGive.org giving platform for COVID-19 relief efforts to India
The ChaloGive for India campaign began with an initial $1 million earlier this week through their private donor network
San Francisco, CA | Washington, DC — May 3, 2021 — Indiaspora, a nonprofit community of global Indian diaspora leaders, announced today they will be officially launching their giving platform ChaloGive.org for the public to donate to COVID-19 relief efforts in India after raising an initial USD $1 million last week through their network of Indiaspora members.
“Our hope is that this urgent ChaloGive campaign for India will inspire the broader community to give generously and support India’s fight against COVID-19. The scale and magnitude of the situation in India is currently beyond any one person or any one group’s ability to tackle,” said Ashish Shah, Senior Director, Philanthropy and Community Engagement at Indiaspora. “We need the force of our entire diaspora behind COVID-19 relief efforts in India so that we can make the biggest impact possible. The need is of enormous proportions.”
The grassroots initiative ChaloGive for India will facilitate donations to trusted and vetted high-impact nonprofits that are working on the ground during the second wave of COVID-19 relief.
Visitors to ChaloGive.org will have an option to give toward three major areas of COVID-19 relief: the creation of urgently needed COVID care centers and makeshift hospitals through nonprofit WISH Foundation, direct cash transfer to families who have lost a primary earning member through nonprofit GiveIndia, and food relief and livelihood assistance for migrant workers and other underserved populations through EdelGive Foundation to nonprofits Goonj and Jan Sahas.
Donors from anywhere in the world can either choose one area to donate to, or make a contribution that will be evenly split between the three areas listed. U.S. donors also will receive a tax exemption.
“India needs all the help it can get and many I know are impacted. This is the time for all of us who can to give generously,” said Indiaspora member, Jay Vijayan, founder and CEO of California-based Tekion Corporation, who donated toward the campaign.
Visit ChaloGive.org for additional information and resources.
Indiaspora launched its inaugural ChaloGive giving campaign in October 2019 to encourage higher levels of giving by the diaspora by partnering with more than 20 India-based NGOs, several of which are part of the India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA). Indiaspora launched its second campaign, ChaloGive for COVID-19 in April 2020 during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis to alleviate food insecurity in both the U.S. and India by partnering with nonprofits Feeding America and Goonj, respectively.
Indiaspora (www.indiaspora.org) is a nonprofit community of powerful global Indian leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions who are committed to inspiring the diaspora to be a force for positive impact by providing a platform to collaborate, engage, and catalyze social change.
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