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India is in the throes of a grave crisis. Hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed, patients are gasping for air, millions have been thrust into poverty, and funeral pyres have blackened our skies. Over a year since the pandemic first hit, an ongoing surge is devastating the lives and livelihoods of millions across the country.

Our spirit to overcome this challenge, nonetheless, stands strong.

We, as South Asian students representing 35 university organizations in the United States, have come together to help those battling Covid-19 and its far-reaching consequences. In partnership with GiveIndia, we are channeling vital medical and humanitarian resources to organizations working tirelessly towards this goal. We serve as a united front for pooling funds from across our university networks and urge you to join us in our efforts.

We are deeply grateful to our donors for helping us help our home country from our dorm rooms halfway across the world. With their incredible generosity, we were able to direct resources worth $230,000 (Rs. ~1.7 crore) to the following efforts as part of our disbursement in May.

May 22nd, 2021 -- Update from the student fundraising team:

  • Rs. 30 lakh for oxygen concentrators in Delhi via SaveLIFE Foundation
  • Rs. 50 lakh for ‘door-to-door’ oxygen concentrators in Bangalore via GiveIndia’s partnership with Ola Foundation
  • Rs. 50 lakh for oximeters and critical medical supplies in nation-wide rural districts via Swasth Alliance
  • Rs. 30 lakh for urgent equipment support in Covid-19 wards across 4 hospitals in Kerala and Chennai via Doctors For You
  • Rs. 10 lakh for direct cash transfers of Rs. 30,000 for families that have lost breadwinners via ActionAid, Gram Vikas Trust and SOS Children’s Villages
  • Rs. 8 lakh for Covid-19 relief efforts in blind and disabled communities via National Association for the Blind (Employment and Training)

Despite these strides, we know that our work is not yet finished. The Covid-19 crisis in India continues to take a toll -- burdening urban hotspots, spreading to rural areas, and upending livelihoods across the nation. With this in mind, we are now setting our sights on our next target of $500,000, which will allow us to target medical resources and relief to underserved regions, organizations and communities*. We welcome any support in reaching this goal and are actively seeking partners that can help us amplify our impact.

If you or your organization is interested in matching donations, receiving aid, or joining our efforts, please email us at igsa@andrew.cmu.edu and sbadgaiyan@mba2021.hbs.edu with subject line “India Covid-19 Relief”

With love and hope,
  • South Asian Business Association, Harvard Business School
  • Indian Graduate Student Association, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wharton India Club, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • GSB Business in India Club, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • South Asia Business Club and India Business Club, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • HKS India Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Cornell India Association, Cornell University
  • South Asia Business Group, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Stanford Indian Association, Stanford University
  • South Asian Business Association, Columbia Business School
  • Indian Graduate Students Association, University of Pittsburgh
  • India Business Club, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Olin India Club, Washington University in St. Louis
  • South Asian Business Association, NYU Stern School of Business
  • AMAN South Asian Students Association, Babson College
  • South Asia Business Association, UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • South Asia Club, Yale University School of Management
  • South Asian Business Alliance, Georgetown McDonough School of Business’
  • Indian Subcontinent Business Association, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Merage Student Association, UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • South Asian Students Policy Association, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Indian Graduate Students at Purdue University
  • Manthan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Fletcher South Asia Society, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • South Asia GSD, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Harvard India Conference, Harvard University
  • International Students Association, University of South Carolina
  • South Asian Students Association, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • South Asian Business Club, Cornell S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • South Asia Association, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Graduate Student Association, Clarkson University, NY
  • South Asian American Health Initiative, University of Michigan
  • Indian Student Association, University of Memphis
  • Maitri Indian Student Organization, North Carolina State University
  • Dartmouth India Association, Dartmouth University

*Our next round of disbursements will include $185,000 raised via our sister fundraiser on GoFundMe

If your organization is interested in joining our efforts, please email us at igsa@andrew.cmu.edu and sbadgaiyan@mba2021.hbs.edu with subject line “India Covid-19 Relief”

Process

GiveIndia will partner with key NGOs who have been authorized to supply equipment to charitable hospitals and Covid care centres

Funds are disbursed through our trusted nonprofit partners who will adhere to GiveIndia’s due diligence framework.

GiveIndia will receive regular updates of disbursement and they will carry out verification processes whenever feasible

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Provide them with protective gear

Refill oxygen cylinders

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Our Partners
Doctors For You
Helping Hand Charitable Trust
Project Mumbai

COVID Relief Impact - ICRF-1

The donations from this fund will go to GiveIndia’s India Covid Relief Fund-II, which directs resources to a growing list of NGOs working on the ground. The full list of NGOs will be available here shortly. Please email covid@giveindia.org if you would like to provide suggestions to this list of NGOs. This fund follows on the India Covid Relief Fund-I, for which the impact report is here:

COVID Relief Impact - ICRF-2

The donations from this fund will go to GiveIndia’s India Covid Relief Fund-II, which directs resources to a growing list of NGOs working on the ground. The full list of NGOs will be available here shortly. Please email covid@giveindia.org if you would like to provide suggestions to this list of NGOs. This fund follows on the India Covid Relief Fund-I, for which the impact report is here:

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