Groupon Bangalore celebrates annual Volunteer-a-Thon

Hiral Mehta
Human Resources Business Partner
Bangalore, India

We are extremely proud of our Bangalore Engineering teams’ involvement in the annual Volunteer-a-thon in 2018. Here’s how Grouponers in Bangalore spent their time volunteering throughout the month of June:

1. Pediatric eye care program for underprivileged children

Groupon sent 28 volunteers to Christel house India along with ophthalmologists from Sankara Eye Foundation. There, we conducted primary screening for 862 underprivileged children and identified 248 children with eye abnormalities.

Christel House transforms the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Robust K–12 education and a strong character development program are supported by regular healthcare, nutritious meals, guidance counseling, career planning, family assistance and College & Careers support.

2. Visit to the Diya Foundation

Our team of 22 volunteers worked with the differently abled trainees of Diya foundation to help them complete their order of delivering paper bags, lamps, and gift boxes on time.

Diya Foundation (DIYA) is a Vocational Training Center Cum Sheltered Workshop in Bangalore providing training and employment to differently abled individuals. Founded in 1999, DIYA is a registered charitable trust. The idea for the center grew out of a growing need for vocational training once basic schooling is completed.

DIYA provides an easy transition from school to work, work to life goals and life security. Through training, intellectually challenged adults are taken on a journey from self-awareness to expressing their self-worth, striving towards self-organization and finally self-actualization.

3. Collection drive celebrated “Joy of Giving” week

A collection drive was organized at our office to collect clothes, bags, toys, stationeries, books, and anything else that could be used by someone in need. The materials collected were donated to an orphanage called Madhu Mansion Trust— a registered non-profit organization working for the welfare of orphans and the elderly.

4. Charity snack counter

WiTB (Women in Tech Bangalore) organized a charity snack counter and had great participation from all. The snacks were prepared by our volunteers and sold at the food counter. The funds collected from this event will be donated to an Animal Welfare Organization named “CARE” for the cataract eye surgery of blind street dogs.

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