My fellow blogger, Siri is doing a fund drive for Vaidehi Ashram for destitute girls in Hyderabad. Those of you in the blogging community must have already read/heard about this fund drive. This ashram is home to 108 girls from ages 2 – 22 years old, who are either orphans or have a single parent who no longer takes care of them.
Each child has a story of her own and reading some of their stories in Siri’s post (first visit) was heart touching. After visiting the ashram, Siri wanted to do more for the girls at the ashram and hence the fund drive and the raffle prizes. This is Siri's post of her second visit to the ashram.
The fund drive started on Jan 26th and will go on till Feb 25th. Along with the fund drive there are some 40+ riffle prizes to giveaway. The riffle prizes are sponsored by fellow bloggers and I am sponsoring couple of prizes to help Siri. This are my small contributions to support this noble cause.
This is how the fund drive and the riffle prize giveaway works:
- Each $10 or Rs.500 donation will give you 1 riffle ticket. A $20 or Rs.1000 donation will give you 2 riffles tickets. You can use 1 riffle ticket to bid on any one of the 40+ riffle prizes. If you have 2 riffle tickets, you can bid on any 2 prizes from the list, or you may use both the riffle tickets to bid on one prize, by doubling your chances of winning the prize. At the end of the fund drive, a lucky dip is drawn for each prize by the ashram kids and the prize will be shipped to the winner.
- Contribute using the PayPal or credit card by clicking the chip below or by going to Siri’s fund drive page.
- Once you make the contribution and receive a confirmation, email the details to Siri @ info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com, along with your choice of raffle prize(s).
All the contributions will go direct to the ashram and Siri will update the list of donors on the fund drive page within 24 hours upon receiving the confirmation email. If one wishes to stay anonymous, please mention that in your email and the donation will stay anonymous.
The riffle prizes I am sponsoring are The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks & Polder KSC-310-28 Easy Read Digital Glass Top Scale, Silver by Polder. Both these prizes are for shipping with in the United States and will be shipped to the lucky winner.
I received the cookbook as a Christmas gift and I love it. I have bookmarked many recipes to try out. If you decide to get this raffle prize, the code is RU13.
My other raffle prize is digital kitchen scale, which I use for measuring ingredients for almost all of my bakes. In baking, it is very crucial to use exact measurements and a kitchen scale comes in very handy. I also use my scale to measure ingredients when I cook for the blog. The code for this digital scale is RU14.
Here is the list of other riffle prizes. There are some interesting raffle prizes such as ice-cream maker, panni & sandwich grill, canon camera lenses, cook books and many more. You can choose anyone of those prizes for just 1 raffle ticket. All the raffle prizes will be shipped to the winner, free of shipping charges.
There is no limit to your contribution and please donate to this noble cause and/or spread the word about the drive. Please make a difference!