OnStage, HelpYourNGO Execute Virtual Fundraiser for YUVA’s Pandemic Relief

Industry Watch | June 21, 2021 | News

OnStage Experiences LLP HelpYourNGO YUVA

Event management company OnStage Experiences along with HelpYourNGO, an online social service organisation, conceptualised and executed a virtual fundraiser for NGO Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) on 29 May 2021.

YUVA works towards pandemic relief providing health and medical infrastructure such as medicines, oxygen concentrators and cylinders, PPE kits and consumables required by Covid-affected citizens by adopting a hospital in Nagpur.

The aim behind the event was to bring mental relief to those who need an emotional boost while providing tangible relief to those affected economically by the pandemic, informed organisers.

The event theme was, ‘Add the FUN to FUNdraising’ that ensured that the donors and all those who attended the event enjoyed an experience and engaged themselves to have a relaxed and fun time.

Winnie Dholakia, Director, HelpYourNGO, said, “The idea to host a virtual FUNdraiser was born out of our desire to bring smiles in the midst of all despair and garner funds to amplify our COVID relief efforts. We collaborated with YUVA to support their COVID relief efforts with the funds raised and adopt a healthcare centre in need of healthcare infrastructure and OnStage Experiences to offer our supporters a fun-filled evening with their loved ones. For complete transparency, HelpYourNGO’s Research Analysts will share periodic programme reports to keep the donors abreast of the impact of their donations.”

DJ Sohil and Laughter Yoga expert Archana Rao kick-started the fundraiser evening with music and laughter. The highlight of the evening was the live musical bingo where Ankur Tewari, Kubbra Sait, Kira Narayanan, Siddharth Menon, Priyanshu Painyuli, Adarsh Gourav, Amit Soni, Aabhas and Shreyas Joshi and many more artistes sang the songs that could be marked off by the audience on their digital housie tickets.

Tickets were issued to the audience for a donation of Rs. 500 each that went towards the cause. The audience prizes were sponsored by Jack&Jones and Olivia cosmetics. The big prize that they received was that Quantum Mutual Funds donated a prize amount of Rs.5,000 to Rs. 25,000 in the winner’s name to YUVA in support of the cause. Close to Rs. 9 lakh was raised in all.

Dyu DCunha, Partner, OnStage Experiences LLP, said, “At OnStage we are all about experiences. When we decided to use our strengths and talents to put together this FUNdraiser, we wanted it to be an event where the entire FUNdraising experience would be entertaining, engaging and unique. Our expertise in gamification led us to come up with the Live Musical Housie concept that converted the ‘Joy of Winning into the Joy of Giving’. A big shout-out goes to the artiste community that contributed to the cause with their talent and time and made the evening musical, magical and memorable.”

“A big THANK YOU to all our collaborators, for the innovative ‘Together against Corona FUNdraiser’. We were so humbled to see the outpouring of support from artistes, corporate sponsors and the larger community. We hope to keep collaborating and addressing inequities with such creative initiatives,” said Roshni Nuggehalli, Executive Director, YUVA.

Donor passes were sold at Rs. 500 and close to Rs. 9 lakh was raised through the event in total.

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