CAF WGI 2015 showcase at the Support My School Telethon

A power-packed panel of eminent leaders from different sectors discussed strategic ways of nurturing the giving culture in the country during the 6-hour live Coca-Cola NDTV Support My School (SMS) Telethon on 29 November. During the show, the CAF World Giving Index (WGI) 2015 report was showcased and panelists spoke on various ways of improving India's position, as the world's leading report on global generosity showed India had slipped to 109th from the 69th spot a year earlier. Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly, who was also among the panelists, drew attention to the trend of charitable contributions in the country. The 5th season of SMS Telethon raised 20 crores, which will be used to revitalize 1000 schools in 3 states, benefitting over 3,00,000 students in rural and semi-urban areas through the campaign.


Right To Sanitation receives another award

CAF India bagged an award for its Right To Sanitation campaign at the 'Toilet First - Sanitation for All' Summit organsied by India CSR in Pune on 27 November. This is the second award that the campaign has won, the first being Best Fundraising Initiative at the 5th Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) Awards for Excellence in Marketing, Branding and CSR.


Saina Nehwal supports our Tamil Nadu Flood Appeal

In response to the flood in Tamil Nadu which caused several deaths and destruction, India's top badminton player and World no. 2, Saina Nehwal joined hands with CAF India to lend her support to the flood victims. She appealed to all Indians to support our efforts to provide relief and rehabilitation to the flood-stricken state. Employees of many organisations, corporate partners and citizens across India responded to our appeal and stood in solidarity with Tamil Nadu in this hour of crisis. So far, CAF India has managed to raise more than '1.5 crore and together with our validated NGO partners, we are responding to the needs of the affected people through rehabilitation efforts. Donate here to help.


CAF India & SPJIMR hosts Roundtable in Mumbai

Representatives from the corporate sector, civil society organisations and students of Post Graduate Program in Development Management discussed the role of NGOs in growing the culture of giving in India at the CAF WGI 2015 Roundtable hosted by SP Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. The eminent panelists, including Meenakshi Batra, CEO, CAF India, Prof. Rukaiya Joshi, Chairperson, SPJIMR's Centre for Education in the Social Sector (CEdSS), Abhejit Agarwal, Assistant VP - Responsible Banking, Yes Bank and Nagma Mulla, COO, Edle Give Foundation, echoed the need of NGOs and corporate sector to work together in order to benefit the underprivileged section of the society.


Aon and Tetra Pak employees run at ADHM

More than 100 supporters of the C2C campaign from Aon India and Tetra Pak turned up to run for the cause at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015 on 29 November. The C2C campaign aims at cleaning up littered public spaces in Delhi-NCR through collective action by citizens, governments and the private sector. If you want to join the movement and make your contribution towards a cleaner city, connect with us on our Facebook page.

Saina appeals for Tamil Nadu

The Times of India: Saina supports CAF India's Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Appeal

The Hindu: Saina supports Flood Appeal

Economic Times: Saina supports CAF India's Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Appeal

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Giving is a habit, says Sourav Ganguly

The Times of India: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly thinks Giving for charitable purposes is like a habit we all should inculcate

Firstpost: Giving is a habit, it's like getting your first Test 100: Sourav Ganguly

Business Standard: Giving is a habit: Ganguly

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India ranks 106th out of 145 countries in the CAF WGI 2015

The Times of India: India 106th among 145 nations in the 'art of giving'

Business Standard: India least generous in S Asia, Myanmar tops the list: poll

Live Mint: India least giving among South Asian nations

DNA: India ranks 106th in list of 145 countries for World Giving Index

Economic Times: Indians least generous in South Asia, Myanmar tops the list: poll

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Click to Clean Delhi

Zee News: Want to see Clean Delhi? Just click here

Business Standard: Click to Clean Delhi

New Indian Express: A Click to Clean Delhi

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March2Give

Through March2Give, CAF India aims to address key social issues in an impactful way by creating a sustainable environment to improve the lives of those in need. This initiative provides the unique opportunity for you to support a plethora of causes throughout the year. Donate here.


Northeast earthquake relief appeal

A powerful earthquake struck Northeast India on 4 January 2016. People lost lives, suffered injuries and were rendered homeless. Being a relatively remote region, it is more imperative for us to come together to support the affected communities. We are already working closely with NGO partners to provide relief and rehabilitation. Please help us help them by donating here.


Memorable Children's Day for little ones of Khushii NGO

CAF India celebrated ‪Children's Day in the best way possible - by putting a smile on childrens' faces of Khushii NGO, thanks to the support from our partner WWE India. The day started with the special screening of Salman Khan-starrer film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, followed by a lunch treat at one of the food courts in Delhi. CAF India was happy to play a part in making the Children's Day an occasion to remember for the little ones.


WWE Superstar celebrates Diwali with underprivileged kids

CAF India facilitated a Meet-and-Greet session with America's WWE superstar Daniel Bryan on the occasion of Diwali, for the children of our validated NGO partner Hope Project Charitable Trust in New Delhi. Needless to say the WWE champion, popularly called the 'American Dragon', was overwhelmed and floored by the little ones for a change!

Once hunted, now revered

The Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) is a small bird from the raptor family which travels in large numbers from Mongolia to Southern Africa, its wintering ground. Part of its migratory route cuts through Northeast India and it is in Nagaland that tens of thousands of these birds stop to rest between October and November every year. However, this magnificent raptor is under threat in this region with over a hundred birds killed in a day. Hunting incidents by hunter groups belonging to the Karbi, Dimasa and Nepali communities have been reported. Find out how these very people converted into guardians of the winged visitors through Microsoft India's payroll giving programme. Read more

CAF India CEO Meenakshi Batra was invited to the 'Emerging Societies, Emerging Philanthropies' international meeting in Beijing in November 2015, where CAF India's work was represented and discussions were also held with the China Foundation Centre and other Foundations in China to explore opportunities for cross learning. The Forum saw participation from 24 organisations across the globe. CAF India also attended Transearch Thought Leadership series on "Corporate Citizenship, Trust and Creating an Employer Brand" at an exclusive breakfast conclave on 25th November at Beijing.

CAF India Director, Avijeet Kumar was invited to speak about the need for building toilets and providing access to clean water at a panel discussion organised by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation.

CAF India's Maharashtra State Representative, Rekha Kuruvilla was invited as a speaker to the Global Sanitation Summit in Pune to share experiences on the role of corporates and NGOs in the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Our CEO was invited as the Panel Speaker at the India CSR Summit, where she spoke on 'CSR Partnerships: Selecting Right Partners, Making High Impacts', organised by NGOBox on 7th & 8th October in Bangalore.

Meenakshi Batra was also a panelist during a one-day workshop on Sustainable CSR Practices - Shared Ideas at Bhubaneswar, organized by Centre for Environment Education and Adani Group.

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