CHAMPIONS OF PHILANTHROPY

The ongoing Novel Corona – 19 Virus known as Covid Pandemic has since late March 2020 been playing havoc with lives of millions in India and rest of the world.

 

We Zoroastrians too have not been spared. A few thousand of our minuscule community have suffered tremendously, by way of loss of loved ones, loss of livelihood, be it in form of employment, business, loss of agriculture, dairy, poultry produce; with places of worship remaining shut on account of lockdown, our Priests too have suffered immense hardships due to loss of incomes.

 

Fortunately for our community, we have a very solid history embedded in our psyches that has always brought out at all times, the finest spirit of compassion and philanthropy which has once again manifested during the current pandemic as well.

 

On requests sent by World Zoroastrian Organisation Trust and WZO Trust Funds to donors worldwide to provide support for Zoroastrians affected by the Pandemic and those in various forms of economic distress, the response has been phenomenal, with a total of Rs.4,31,14,532 having been received as on September 09, 2020.

 

Of the total of Rs.4,31,14,532, five donors have contributed Rs.10,00,000 and above viz: 

 

 

Principal Donors

 

Amount

Rs.

1

Pervin & Jal Shroff, Hong Kong

    Date                     Amount (Rs)

23.04.2020                75,90,000

04.06.2020                75,29,000

21.08.2020                74,66,000  

 

          

2,25,85,000

2

Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong Canton & Macao

     Date                     Amount (Rs)

29.04.2020                43,75,000

02.06.2020                37,00,000

24.07.2020                30,00,000

04.09.2020                30,00,000

 

1,40,75,000

3

Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), USA

      Date                     Amount (Rs)

19.05.2020                 5,65,875

03.06.2020                 7,11,030

15.06.2020                 7,17,767

  

19,94,672

4

Bai Maneckbai P. B. JeejeebhoyDeed of Settlement Fund, Mumbai

       Date                    Amount (Rs)

15.05.2020                 10,00,000

 

10,00,000

5

Perin & Noshir Pavri, Hong Kong

      Date                     Amount (Rs)

29.06.2020                 10,00,000 

 

10,00,000

 

 

4,06,54,672

 

 

The balance amount of Rs.24,59,860 has been received from multiple donors who have contributed towards the humanitarian effort.

 

WZO Trusts’ extend their heartfelt and sincere gratitude to each and every one of our donors for the munificent support they have extended for this humanitarian cause and continue to do so. 

 

It is such largesse that has enabled the WZO Trusts’ to reach out to assist community members in various forms of distress due to the pandemic, and will continue in the months to come. 

 

Without the support of donors it would not have been possible for WZO Trusts’ to undertake multifarious community centric welfare activities over the last 29 years.   

 

The real measures of men are not determined by what they have done or achieved, but by what they have given. In this regards our Zoroastrian philanthropy has proved time and again that it is second to none.

 

The true spirit of the words of John Wesley, 18th century theologian:

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can” are aptly reflected by the indomitable energy of Zoroastrian philanthropy that has persevered over centuries. 

 

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. 

 

WZO Trusts’ are very grateful to all donors, big & small, for the confidence reposed and continuous support extended in diverse facets of community welfare.

 

Our Donors are truly the ‘Champions of Philanthropy’.

 

 

– Dinshaw K. Tamboly

 

3 comments

  • Parsis thy name is Charity! Financial donations are always welcome but these vulnerable & needy also need emotional support & counseling. Are donors providing emotional support & counseling as well?😉

  • Please try to understand I am in no way in critizing the donors but those needy vulnerable need medical emotional help cause that goes with the territory. I an sure there must be medical professionals can provide the service free charge

    • SUPERB AND FANTASTIC WORK CARRIED OUT BY OUR WZO who are the main pillar to help needy ZOROASTRIANS.
      Pak Ahura Mazda’s blessings are always with them and their main leader who is a fantastic support for WZO.
      ALL THE BEST WISHES TO WZO.

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