29 Oct '16, 4am

[Mothership] Volunteer-led Deepavali charity drive raises more than $100,000 in cash and kind for beneficiaries

While the internet was busy with nearly everything else, one group of people was busy making a difference to the lives of the less well-off, in time for Deepavali on Saturday, October 29. Enter Lighting Hearts and Lighting Homes , a project that is aimed at helping needy families celebrate the festive season, with thoughtful gift packs. In this year’s fourth run of the programme, which took place on October 22, 750 families received these festive gift packs worth more than $100 each, filled with goodies and necessities to kickstart the holiday. Now, we get that it may sound quite like your run-of-the-mill nice thing that a group of people are doing, but there are some things we’re pretty darn impressed by: 1) This is a project initiated and run entirely by volunteers — and they raised $100,000 for it. They don’t represent any organisation, being a collective effort by indi...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/10/volunteer-led-deepavali-char...

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