Category Archives: Collective Giving

Support These Students !!

Every year, in an effort to raise funds for their respective Schools, our students, aged 12 to 16 years from our Mumbai Secondary Schools are committed to participating in the Standard Chartered Bank’s 6 km Dream’ Run to be held in Mumbai on 18th January,2009, the 12 Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Schools presently managed under the auspices of Sir J. J. Parsee Benevolent Institution are located in Mumbai, Valsad, Navsari and Surat. These Schools cater, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to the academic requirements of­ over 50OO boys and girls, from various strata of society. The efforts of SJJPBI to promote the cause of education have, over the years, been widely accIaimed by the Departments of Education of their respective Governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Though the Schools managed by SJJPBI are equipped with Science and Computer Laboratories and Audio-Visual Rooms, it is an on-going process for us to continuously strive to upgrade and, improve the academic activities, in order to ensure that’ education is imparted on modern lines in pleasant surroundings and using state of, art teaching aids.

We sincerely appeal to all charitable-minded individuals and corporations to encourage our students by pledging your valuable contribution in support of their endeavour In recognition of all contributions exceeding RS.3000/- (Rupees: Three Thousand Only), our students will be happy to carry a flag or banner bearing the donor’s message or logo, throughout the course of the Dream Run.


Your donation by cheque or demand draft should be drawn in favour of “Sir J. J. Parsee Benevolent Institution” and forwarded to us at Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Parsee Benevolent Institution, 209, , Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort, Mumb’ai-400001″ before 8th January, 2009.

Extensive cleaning work of the Banaji AtashBehram Saheb

 

 

 

Extensive cleaning work of the Banaji AtashBehram Saheb is going on.

 

This work is been done by Parsi Volunteers. This work will be carried on for three consecutive Sundays (i.e. 14/08/2008, 21/12/2008, 28/12/2008).

 

The work starts from 8.30 in the morning and ends at 5.30 in the evening.

 

All those interested can contact Mr. Cyrus Jal Siganporia (Phone Number 24711647).

 

The reason for registering with Cyrus Siganporia is that he has to make arrangements for tea and lunch for all the volunteers, which is provide free of cost.

 

A Behdin has sponsored this extensive cleaning of the AtashBehram Saheb

Courtesy : K.F.Keravala

Rural Gujarat, Story of Parsis

Written by Kaevan Umrigar – Kaevan.Umrigar@gmail.com

Fwd by: Maneck Bhujwala Maneck Bhujwala dasdol4

Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:09 pm (PST)

Subject :  A forgotten People:  The Parsis of Rural Gujarat

Last January, I accompanied the Young Rathestars to rural Gujarat. The Young Rathestars are a Zoroastrian charity in Mumbai that provide financial assistance to poor Parsis in Bombay and other places in India. The purpose of their trip was to distribute food grains, other essentials and financial aid to over 70 rural Zoroastrian families in the villages around Ankleshwar.

To find out what Manek has seen & experienced in the interiors Gujarat, Click here : rural-gujarat_story-of-parsis

Courtesy : Jehangir

To know more about “The Young Rathestars” one may visit their website at http://www.youngrathestars.org/

Toys for Tots Campaign

 

Encouraging an Ethic of Collective Giving: Zoroastrian Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 ZAPANJ is planning to collect toys for needy children as a community service project. The toys should be new and unwrapped and will be handed over to the Toys for Tots – Camden Chapter.

Participation in this project is voluntary and the number and value of
the toys is up to each family to decide.

Let us try and make this project a success and bring joy to at least
some needy children in this Holiday season.

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ZAPANJ Board of Trustees
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Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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.

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