A big thank you to our wonderful community who has started off #DasvandhWeek with a bang! In the first 48 hours of DasvandhWeek, over $100K has been pledged! Because of the outpouring of enthusiasm from our community, we’ve decided to raise our goal from $80K pledged to $150K!!! We still have $8K left in matching funds for recurring donations and dozens of wonderful organizations, charities, and projects who need your help now! Click here to make a difference: http://bit.ly/1yKJXJr
Today we shine the “Spotlight” on these wonderful projects and organizations featured on our DVN platform:
Ensaaf works to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab, by documenting abuses, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors.
This year, Ensaaf is raising funds generally for the organization. The majority of Ensaaf’s expenses go to raising funds for the Punjab Documentation Project, the largest initiative in the history of India to document disappearances and unlawful killings. This documentation process will establish the human toll of the violence in Punjab from 1984 to 1995 and will result in several thousand survivor interviews and photographs, and hundreds of hours of video footage. Donations will also support our multimedia and legal work. To help fund their organization, donate here!
Founded in 2000, the Jakara Movement began as a collegiate conference, but has evolved into an institution for the recruitment and training of volunteers and a hub for the Sikh Californian youth. With a focus on the interstices of education, health, gender, and social justice, the Jakara Movement inclusively engages large sections of the Sikh youth in various projects to strengthen their identity and consciousness as Sikhs, foster education through service learning, and inspire activism and volunteerism within the greater Qaum. Join the movement and help their cause here!
Khalsa Food Pantry
Khalsa Food Pantry is a grassroots organization in Los Angeles, CA that provides food assistance to low-income families. Their sole motivation is to implement the message of Guru Nanak to help anyone in need. The food pantry is open every Friday from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Food items distributed include canned goods, rice, beans, juices, bread, and produce. Each week, food is picked up from our regional food bank, donations are received from local farmers and local businesses, and food is purchased by our organization in order to serve those in need. They are located at Khalsa Care Foundation Gurdwara in Pacoima, CA, just outside Los Angeles, and every dollar goes to towards the purchase of food! Help fund their project by donating here!
Not only is Khalsa Food Pantry a wonderful project on DVN, they were gracious to host us at their Gurdwara and helped in the making of these year’s #DasvandhWeek videos.