As the second wave of the pandemic hit, hospitals in India were in dire need of medical supplies, specifically related to Oxygen like Ventilators, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Beds and others. Towards this, SonderConnect (a foundation for Women Entrepreneurs) initiated a campaign to raise funds for serving hospitals. We are working directly with hospitals which are very carefully vetted by us and where we personally know the Administration to track that the funds will be used for these supplies.
Since the campaign was launched a fortnight ago, more than 220 generous souls have helped us raise ~$60,000(~42 Lacs INR). These include supporters from India and abroad, college students, anonymous patrons and a few who have donated more than once via Milaap. The link to the campaign with Milaap is here.
Your generosity is helping save lives across both urban and rural areas. 80% of the funds raised have been committed and will help fund the following:
We have endeavored to stretch every dollar to the max by deploying it for capital assets, scrutinizing the needs carefully and leveraging the best available sourcing prowess.
In addition to the above campaign, we are also donating as needed at the grass root level for immediate needs. Since the less funded hospitals and rural areas are stressed for even basic supplies, we’ve also provided consumables (N95 masks, sanitizer, face shields, gloves, oxygen masks etc.) for 6 Covid Care Centers (CCC) at Bijapur. The founders of Melorra.com and SonderConnect also partnered to donate oxygen concentrators to the Divisional Railway hospital at City Station, Bangalore to meet the dire shortage of oxygen.
This is a long and arduous fight that will test our patience, resilience and large heartedness. These hospitals will need us long after the media attention has moved to the next news item. Urge those who haven’t had a chance, to make meaningful contributions and those who can spare a little more to continue giving.
Your generosity has inspired us to save lives – one hospital at a time is motivating us to change despair into a glimmer of hope.
SonderConnect Team: Lathika Pai, Savita Singh, Irina Ghose, Anju Shenoy, Vaishali Kasture, Jeeva Reddy, Romi Malhotra
In Partnership with MyLittleBit Foundation (Sanmitra Trust)
If you would wish to contribute and be a part of this noble mission, you can make your generous contributions to our cause. All contributions are tax exempted under 80G deductions. Sanmitra is non-profit organization is registered under section 12AA of Income Tax Act, 1961Vide registration number DIT(E)BLR/80G/353/ AAMTS6699D/ITO(E)-3/Vol 2013-14.
Please make your online payment to:
Sanmitra Trust, Bangalore.
Account Number: 34597527591
Branch: State Bank Of India
Address: Jayanagar 4th block, 1511A, 26th Main, 4th T Block, Bangalore – 560041
Covid Relied Felicitation by Railways on Independence Day
It was indeed an honor to be invited on behalf of SonderConnect to the Independence Day Parade of the South Western Railways and be felicitated by their new DRM Shri Shyam Singh, for helping Railways during the second wave peak oxygen shortage at the Divisional Rly Hospital. Here’s expressing gratitude to all our generous donors who helped us during this crucial phase which helped immensely in the last mile efforts.
Watching the grounds and the atmosphere reverberating with the rhythm of the parades always evokes an emotional fervor. It was truly heartening and inspiring to see the entire parade being led by sub inspector Anusha. The events by the Jawans and Scouts was truly exceptional, extremely thoughtfully anchored by the Senior Divisional Security Commissioner Ms. Debasmita Banerjee.
#Gratitude to the India Railways for running a cycle which never misses a beat.