Why Give?

In the words of an 8-year-old who donated Rs.90 from her piggy bank to give stationary kits for children in the Nalasopara slum, giving is adding colour to someone’s life. Joanna says, “When I came to know that the Oasis India was helping children, I decided to contribute. I decided to donate some of my pocket money to buy crayons and colour pencils for the children. I wanted to add colour to their lives.” 

Why should we give?

A research conducted by social psychologist Liz Dunn and her colleagues appeared in the journal ‘Science’ and they had surveyed over 600 U.S citizens on the concept of giving and happiness. They found that across all income groups, those who spent money on others experienced greater happiness than the ones that spent on themselves. In another setting, they gave the students of  the University of British Columbia, an envelope with money and asked them to spend that money on themselves or on others before 5 pm. Those that gifted others reported that they were much happier than those that spent money on themselves.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

Giving makes you and those around you happy. When we give in whatever way possible through donation, volunteering etc, we are creating a difference in the life of someone who needs that help. This brings a great sense of fulfilment. The first week of October of every year is celebrated as the Joy Of Giving Week around the world, encouraging everyone to relish the happiness of giving. We have put together a few initiatives that you can give to today! Click here to see our Joy Of Giving initiatives.

 

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Dear Partners & Supporters,

As we are heading towards the end of 2020, it’s good to look ahead and think about what the new year may unveil.

But first, let’s take a quick look back. 2020 was quite a year for all of us. We are grateful that we were quickly able to respond to the COVID-19 situation and provide relief aid to over 3000 affected families across Chittoor, Chennai, Mumbai/Thane and Bangalore. We also went ahead with the Mukthi Bike Challenge and even launched the Madras Fuse online portal. The year also brought with it other big challenges but with the boards’ complete support Oasis India is geared for compliance as we enter the new fiscal year.

I would like to start with a huge thank you to all members of the committee of management, sub-committee, and society members – Thank you for all your wonderful contributions towards the growth and success of our mission. We strive to put our communities at the heart of everything we do and we sincerely would like to thank all our sensitive donors, front line staff, the many change agents and volunteers for their trust, support and excellent cooperation with us.

All our staff love what they are doing and our beneficiaries can feel that in every interaction. I wish that we continue to be challenged by our mission – to work in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life, and guided by our Vision – for community, a place where everyone is included making a contribution and reaching their fullest potential.

I wish you and your families a joyous, peaceful and restful festive season and all the best for the New Year 2021.


Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India