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:
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “India Covid-19 Relief”
*Our next round of disbursements will include $185,000 raised via our sister fundraiser on GoFundMe
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
Provide them with protective gear
Refill oxygen cylinders
Set up Covid care centres
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 email@example.com 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: