Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sapling distribution in receptions @ West Mambalam and Alandur

Saplings Distribution in the wedding receptions at Nithya Kalyani Mandapam on 29th of May and in  our volunteer Priya's reception at West Mambalam on 31st of May went well. 

We distributed 120 (90+30) saplings in these two receptions,

Thanks to the volunteers Karthik Palani, Hitesh, Aarya, Sowmiya, Avinash, Arun, Surya and Selvi who turned up in spite of their busy schedule. 

Special thanks to the People who joined us and referred us for the sapling distribution. 

The volunteers who are going to do the follow up, the back screen work, of the saplings in these distributions are Sanjay for Alandur and Meenu Ram for West Mambalam distribution.

A Few snaps:

Sapling Plantation in VIP colony at Uthandi

Why should the Schools or the Corporates or the NGO's alone be a part in taking steps to make Our Mother Earth greener ? Why not the residential areas??

Yes, this time the plantation was done in the residential area in Uthandi. A person who came up with the idea of planting trees in the area, with his friends, contacted our Environmental Care Group to execute the plan of make his area more greener.

The event started at 8.30 a.m. Our volunteers unpacked the saplings, tree guards and other items.
We were divided into groups, one to dig the pit, another to prepare the tree guards and the rest were engaged in planting the saplings and to water it. 

Once the work of digging the holes and preparing the tree guards, which was started simultaneously, got over, we planted the saplings and placed the tree guards which was of two and a half feet height to protect them from the cattles. We planted 26 tree saplings of four different kinds.

It took 6 hours to complete the work and finally it ended at 3 p.m.

Thanks to the volunteers Surya, Sakthi, Gowtham, Akshyaa, Pavithra Murugan, Laxamanan, Sowmiya, Rajesh, Guru, Raja, Arun, Dinesh, Vinodhini, Aneesh, Ramesh and Ram.

This wouldn't be possible without the Yes Bank and our CSS Volunteer, Krupakaran who supported us financially in buying the saplings, tree guards and providing the refreshments to the volunteers.

And special thanks to the localites who helped us from the very beginning till the end in this plantation.

A snap from the event

Check the below link for more snaps

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Initiative by the Red Drops Team

What is one of the best service that you can do to humanity?

My answer would be to make people happy....make them smile. It gets much better when you make children happy and smile, especially children who are being treated for Cancer. 

To help the treatment of kids having cancer, the Red Drops team donates blood and organizes donors day in and day out. In addition to this, the team started the toy collection drive

The purpose of this initiative is to collect toys from the public and give it to the children who are undergoing cancer treatment. We hope this will make a difference to these kids, give them strength, make them smile, and reduce their pain (during the two to six month stay at the hospital). 

Procedure: Toys are collected from people, unsafe toys are separated, toys are segregated as suited for girls and boys, and then packed into pouches. Each kid is given two toys. When the kids are discharged, they take the toys with them.

We planned to conduct the first event at Adyar Cancer Institute on May 21, 2015. We had got permission from the chief doctor at Adyar cancer institute. 

We organized a collection drive. During this, we collected toys from the houses in Mylapore and from Satyam Cinemas. Few people from LNT and CTS dropped the toys in our CSS office.

We collected a total of 370 toys, which included:
  • Small toys-190
  • Big toys-92
  • Board-27
  • soft toys(fur)-38
  • Balls-20
  • Bat-3
They toys were then gifted to the kids at the Adyar Cancer Institute. Only 5-6 volunteers were allowed to step in and be with the kids. The toys brought a smile on the faces of the kids and volunteers. 

An article was published about the initiative in Times of India. This helped us spread the message among the public and get their support. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sapling distribution in reception @vadapalani

On 5th of May our Green warriors distributed 60 saplings at the marriage reception in Sri Rajambal kalyana mandapam, Vadapalani. Volunteers were Gowtham, Magesh, Arun and Kothandapani. Special thanks to Kothandapani for this reference. We have got many personal requests for sapling distribution from the recipients.

A snap from the distribution:

Three Hundred saplings @ Three Receptions

In last one month our Green Warriors had distributed 300 saplings in various marriage receptions.

The Even details as follows:

In J.S.Kalyana mandapam at Vadapalani, we had distributed 100 saplings. The Volunteers were Surya, Arun, Sai, Rathnam and Gurubaran.  

In Valli kalyana mandapam at Vadapalani, we had distributed 100 saplings. The volunteers were Surya, Sai, Arun, Nirmal, Ganesh and Pavithra

At the wedding reception of Prem Kumar and Geethanjali in Shri Ramalaya Palace kalyana Mandapam at Thiruverkadu we had distributed 100 saplings.
Our volunteers were Surya, Sai, Nirmal, Hitesh, Rajasekar, Radhakrishnan, Dinesh, Kumaran.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sapling distribution in reception @ kolathur and Vadapalani

 On 30th April our green warriors Arun, Sai and Karthick successfully distributed around 270 saplings out of 300 in Alexraj's reception @ Vadapalani.
On 1st of May with the help of our green warriors Sakthi, Arun, Sai and Selvi we distributed 270 saplings in the Marriage recption at Kolathur.
Thanks to Alex and Sankar who gave us this wonderful opportunity to distribute 540 sapling within two days to make our Mother Earth Greener.

A snap from the distribution:
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