Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Magic Bus Appeals

This was posted on the network board that i run.

Dear Friends,

As you know, Bombay is facing its biggest challenge. Magic Bus along with thousands of others is working very hard to put the city back together without losing its eternal spirit.

Many communities where our children live have been badly affected. Incessant rains have left most of them without food, clothing, utensils, beddings, etc. which is their sole lifetime belongings.

The need of the hour is to support them to bring normalcy in their life as soon as possible.

We plan to reach out to 550 families based in the Port Trust and Dharavi areas, hit by this catastrophe.

Magic Bus team has done a situational assessment of the specific needs by individually visiting each of these communities.

Food being a necessity is being widely distributed; we want to take it a step further and help resume their normal lives.

Following are the items that we have assessed, are needed by these communities and would like to provide.

1. Clothes ( For 290 families)
2. Bed sheets ( For 240 families)
3. Footwear 300 pairs (Rubber Chappals)
4. Utensils A set consisting of 1plate, I vessel to cook and one Spoon for cooking (minimum)
5. Foodgrain 650 families(5kgs Rice & 1kg Dal per family)
6. Plastic Sheets.for 175 families (5 meters per family)
7. Medicines (Crocine, Dependal, Chlorine Drops)

This is a time, when we are sure you want to volunteer in some way or the other towards the rehabilitation of our city and our children. Magic bus is providing a platform where we can all come together for this cause and work jointly, systematically in doing so. A committee will be in place, comprising of Magic Bus staff, volunteers & community workers to coordinate this project.

Due to the urgency of the problem, we plan to take an immediate action in this initiative. We would appreciate if you can send in your contribution, cash or kind before the 10th of August '05 to the address below for us to start the distribution of the relief items on 11th August '05.

Please be free to contact us if you need more information regarding the relief operation or any of our other programmes.

Thanking you

Katy & Purvi

Magic Bus
233 Adhyaru Estate
Sunmill Compound
Senapati Bapat Marg
Lower Parel
022-24954429 / 31
Cell nos Katy :9820451446 / Purvi :9820861634