I am running in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Nov. 21, 2010. I am doing this partly to support a small cause: Asha Nivas Children's Day and Children's Rights Day 2010, which will be held on Nov. 20, 2010 in Chennai.
Asha Nivas is a voluntary organisation working with nearly 5000 children in Chennai city. They provide basic needs of food, clothing, education etc. and have two shelter homes for children. The children's day event at "All Women's Service Center", Kellys, Chennai - 10, is a celebration involving food, fun, and prizes (for an ongoing event called "Child Parliament").
John and Kumar, who work at Asha Nivas, are acquaintances for the past year. This request for funds for the Children's Day comes through them. I hope to raise about Rs.20000/- through my efforts, which would cover a part of the cost of the food and snacks to be served at the event.
I request your support, if this seems reasonable to you. The monetary contributions are best made in terms of crossed checks in favour of 'Asha Nivas.' The organisation has both 80G and FCRA clearance, which means that you can write foreign currency checks, and receive a 50% IT benefit on your contributed amount if you are in India.
I intend to contribute Rs.2100 personally, which is Rs.100 for every kilometer that I will run next Sunday. Please write in the comments section if you are interested. I will send you the address and so on then.