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,

 Greetings from Oasis India!

I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! As we step in 2022, we thank you for what you have helped us accomplish this past year.

Oasis India has accomplished 27 successful years of empowering women and children in India. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful support and partnership that we have shared over the years. Even though we faced a great global distress in the past years, we have come out stronger. As we begin celebrating this season of joy and peace, I would like to thank you for your support and love towards Oasis India.

My sincere appreciation to the Board (Committee of Management) for their guidance and a special thank you to our funding partners. We are very grateful to our institutional donors, Mukthi Bike Challenge network & riders, volunteers, sponsors, donors, 500 club donors, community partners and everyone who has continued to support our work through donations, volunteering and professional services. You all make us who we are and we will never lose sight of that. Our teams in the field who work directly with the beneficiaries have gone above and beyond their call of duty in 2021 and have left me so deeply humbled by their self-sacrificing efforts and commitment.

You will be delighted to know that in 2021, we have received our Platinum certification from GuideStar India for one year. That makes Oasis India one of the selected 100 non-profits attaining the highest Transparency and Quality Standards. We are on track, making all necessary arrangements for our FCRA renewal. We have also received 12AB and 80G renewal for the year. Our biggest accomplishment this year has been the successful launch of our new hub at North East in Churachandpur, Manipur to help families in alternative skill training and holistic development of children, leading to a developed and socially conscious community. Mukthi Bike Challenge 2021 was nothing short of amazing and the different editions in the various cities and countries helped us to get the word out about human trafficking to people around the globe.

Thank you all for supporting the work of Oasis India and helping us make a difference in our community. Your dedication is what inspires each and every one of us. This season, I wish you all the best and success in life as we head towards 2022! Be blessed.

With Regards,
Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India