HelpNow is dedicated towards providing safe and quick ambulance services to the needy patients in the cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. During the pandemic, HelpNow has ramped up efforts to aid COVID-19 patients.
GIPE Alumni Committee organized a fundraiser for HelpNow as we believed it would lend support to the organization when it was highly needed. The Committee launched a crowdfunding initiative where everyone from the GIPE community as well as outsiders could be contributors to the cause.
The Committee circulated Google Forms amongst the entire GIPE family asking them to contribute to the cause. We also spread the word through platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn The funds were raised with the help of a reliable crowdfunding platform ‘Ketto’. The platform allowed us to receive donations in INR as well as in foreign currencies, such as GBP & USD.
The Committee raised Rs. 1,38,400 from 56 donors in a week-long campaign starting from April 26th and concluding on May 1st, 2021. We are happy to report that we not only received donations from our Alums but also received donations from people outside our Alumnus. The most generous donation was of $200 made by Bhumika Dhotre, an alumni of our institution.
The Committee believed in donating in kind from the amount collected, which was used to buy health essentials such as:
1. N95 Masks (216 pieces)
2. Latex hand gloves (50 boxes)
3. Bedsheets (501 pieces)
4. PPE kits (454 pieces)
5. Hand sanitizer (40 pieces)
These essentials reached HelpNow on May 11th, 2021.
Help Now and the GIPE Alumni Committee are extraordinarily grateful to the donors. Their belief in our cause enabled us to lend a helpful hand. The fight against this crisis is not possible without such overwhelming support.