Category Archives: Collective Giving

Children’s Hope Foundation



The Children’s Hope Foundation was founded in 1997 in England with the aim to provide medical, learning and leisure equipment for children and young persons suffering from severe illnesses or disabilities; or who were enduring extreme circumstances and for the relief of poverty and the advancement of education.
Keeping this philosophy in mind, a branch was opened in Dubai in 2000 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Mrs. Zenny Hirji, the CHF Chairperson, played a key role in forming the Dubai branch of CHF. She moved to Dubai from London and brought with her years of charity experience with various groups in the UK, including Children’s Hope Foundation. Zenny quickly assembled a group of like-minded volunteers to continue CHF’s work in Dubai and, most importantly, she secured a large number of sponsors who generously support CHF’s work. Currently, there are 10 volunteers on the CHF organizing committee including Mrs. Deena Motiwalla, CHF’s Co-Chairperson.

We appeal to the philanthropists, donor agencies, communities and individuals to come forward and take part in our noble cause by helping us in taking care of the Poor, Needy and Deprived people of our society. Your help can be in the form of money, commodities or voluntary work.

Zenny Hirji (Chairperson)
Deena Motiwala (Co-Chairperson)
Kamla Bhavnani
Farrida Ajmal
Naeema Nizari
Jyoti Karmali
Priti Lilaramani
Claudia Meyer
Aziz Nizari
Naz Nizari
Jane Shaw
Munira Gangji
Ashumi Siroya

FOOD APPEAL by Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust


Dear Zoroastrian Brethren.

 

Wish you all a Very Happy and prosperous New Year. May Dadar Ahura Mazda bestow on you and your family all the Happiness of this World. But Are You Aware that there are many fellow Brethren in our community, who do not have a square meal to eat?? Many of them, old and infirm, neglected by society, some of them, by their own children, are fighting for survival in this cruel world.

 

 

Click here to read how they survive and what we can do for them ….. appeal_food-appeal-by-mancherji-edalji-joshi-memoria-trust

Click here to read more, the list of beneficiaries and the estimate of yearly expenses of the food scheme…. mancherji-edalji-joshi-memorial-trust_food-scheme-for-poor-zoroastrians 

 

The Dadar-Matunga Parsi Zoroastrian Association


APPEAL to all Zoroastrians Worldwide

by Rustom C. Chothia

 

THE DADAR-MATUNGA PARSI ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATION

(Registered under the Societies Registration Act., XXl of 1860)

(Registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act ,1950 under No. F -736 Bom.)

(Estd. May 1925)

PRESIDENT: RUSTOM C. CHOTHIA – 757, RD.NO. 7,

PARSI COLONY, DADAR, MUMBAI 400014. – TEL/FAX: 4148394

 

Click here to read about the cause…appeal_the-dadar-matunga-parsi-zoroastrian-association

 

 

Mancherji Joshi Memorial Education Fund


APPEAL FOR DONATIONS

 

MANCHERJI JOSHI MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND

C/o Mrs. Zareen Jimmy Engineer

623, Marker Mansion,

Lady Jehangir Road,

Dadar

Mumbai 400 014.

 

Our fund established in 1969 has made steady progress. For financial year ended 31/3/2005 educational aid disbursed was Rs.6,71,451 to 749 students (Last year Rs.5,96,760 to 822 students) who are poor and deserving boys and girls of the Parsi community from Mumbai, Surat, Navsari, Pune and other parts of India.

Our establishment expenses are kept to the bare minimum of Rs.8128 (Last year Rs.8233) for inevitable expenses which work out to 1.05% (Last year 1.2 %)of our total income of Rs.7,74,663 (Last year Rs.6,84,842) .

 

There is a downward trend in the interest rates which has resulted in our income from investments declining sharply.

 

Our fund was able to dsburse higher quantum of educational aid solely due to receipt of generous donations of Rs.4,00, 892 as compared to last year Rs.3,23,639.

 

Our fund has received corpus donation of Rs.15 lakhs compared to last year Rs.2.3 lakhs. This corpus donation is invested in approved securities and only the income derived from such investments are utilised for giving educational aid.

 

We firmly believe that educating our young people is the most essential factor in the progress of our community. We, therefore, count upon our generous donors to give us substantial donations that will enable us to grant maximum amount of educational aid to the poor and deserving students to meet the ever increasing cost of education.

 

Kindly draw your cheques in favour of Mancherji Joshi Memorial Education Fund and forward them to the above address.

 

All donations will be promptly acknowledged.

 

Mrs. Zareen J. Engineer

Grand daughter of the late Mancherji Joshi

Founder of Dadar Parsi Colony

 

Ms. Katy R. Bharucha

Barrister-at- Law

Trustees and Jt. Hon. Secretaries

Kathi Appeal


From: Rustom Chothia <chothia@vsnl. com>

Subject: KATHI APPEAL

 

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF AHURA MAZDA.

 

ONCE AGAIN I COME TO YOU TO ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT OUR ATASH PADSHAH SAHIBS. MOST OF THE PADSHAH SAHIBS IN THE RURAL AREAS ARE STARVING FOR KATHIS. SEVERAL PADSHAHS IN BOMBAY ARE ALSO ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DOWN. INCOME FROM THE FOUNDERS CORPUS HAS HALVED AND COST OF BAVAL KATHIS HAVE DOUBLED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. HENCE THE NEED FOR US FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO CHIP IN AND HELP KEEP THE HOLY FIRES BURNING TILL INFINITY.

 

One to two tons of baval kathi is required for one Padshah Sahib per month. and one ton costs around Rs. 7000-00. ($50 to $90)

 

Please make your cheque (in any currency) in the name of: “Perin R.C.Chothia, ”

and send it to:

Perin R.C.Chothia, 7

57, Road No 7,

Parsi Colony,

Dadar, (E)

Mumbai 400014

India.

 

Please mention in your covering letter that the amount sent is “Donation for Fire Temple only”. Receipt will be issued for every donation.

 

Wishing you the blessings of the Padshah Sahibs for the amount well spent.

 

Rustom

 

USHTA AHMAI YAHMAI USHTA KAHMAICHIT.

Baimai Surti Foundation – 2008 report


Dear friends
 
Attached is the Baimai Surti Foundation report for 2008.
Due to the very low donation this year we could buy only one new Auto rickshaw, and convert 8 previously donated ones from petrol to gas as required by the government.
There are many more  in desperate need of help.
Your donations will be highly appreciated.
Please note our new address and tel/fax no.
Baimai Surti Foundation
2205-390 Dixon Rd.,
Toronto, On. M9R 1T4
Tel/fax 416 240 2020
Thanking you,
Dhunjishaw Surti (president)
To read the Report, click here : baimai-surti-foundation-2008-report 
Courtesy :  Sam Bharda

Contributions to Community Welfare


This is the first in our series of Polls for the Community.

Please take time to participate and leave your Comments, along with your contact details.

Many more Polls will follow – keep watching this space !

Annual Gift Wrapping Party: Dec 18th 2008


Upcoming Local Events (Virginia, USA)

Annual Gift Wrapping Party: Dec 18th 2008

For the past several our Avesta Class has been volunteering to wrap gifts for
children of incarcerated parents who are often overlooked in the discussions 
of crime and justice. Through Project Christmas Angel, these special children
are assured that they have not been forgotten by their parent(s) and that they
are still a priority in their parents' lives. 

The goal of this program is to unite the good will of the community with the 
holiday dreams of the children. 

The organizers need: 
 
*  Donations of new unwrapped gifts (NO clothing) for children up to 
18 years of age; gifts for teens over 14 especially needed.  You can
bring the toys with you to the gift-wrapping party. 
 
*  Financial contributions to help cover the costs of delivery, postage, 
and supplies.  $2,000 are needed to cover the out-of-pocket expenses.
 
* Volunteers to attend the Wrapping Party on December 18, 2008 from 
6:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church located at 
4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22207.USA
Snacks are provided.  
* Volunteers to deliver the wrapped gifts to one or two families 
in your zip code.

For more information, contact: Rubina Patel RubinaJP@aol.com, 

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