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Volunteers pack 'back-to-school' kits for underprivileged children

July 2013 │ India

Every year, the Deutsche Bank India Corporate Responsibility team collaborates with the Seva Sahayog Foundation, a local non-profit organization involved in education work, to organise fundraising for back-to-school kits to donate to children from underprivileged homes.

To maximise impact just before schools reopen after the summer holidays, the Foundation set up stalls at Deutsche Bank's Nirlon B1 and B7 offices in Mumbai. This time, the drive garnered a record contribution of over INR 150,000/- from employees, which will sponsor more than 500 new school kits for underprivileged children. Each school kit comprises a bag, notebooks, drawing book and a geometry pencil box.

To take this initiative beyond the funding aspect, on June 13, 20 volunteers helped assemble these school kits for distribution by the partner charities. The enthusiastic volunteers managed to complete their task in just one hour, much faster than anticipated. Representatives from Ishaan Foundation, Think Foundation and Zila Parishad School Chiplun collected the school kits to distribute to the students in the new school term.

Since last year, the Seva Sahayog Foundation has distributed approximately 5,000 kits to school children around Mumbai. The Foundation noted with gratitude the enthusiasm and support of Deutsche Bank volunteers to help send a child to school.

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