Vidyadaan Sahayyak Mandal (VSM) has launched ‘Ganapati Donation Campaign’ for the third year, and has appealed to the people to donate generously towards the cause of supporting education of the deserving and needy students from across Maharashtra. Founded in 2008, VSM has been supporting the education of deserving and needy students for last 12 years and making them self-reliant and sensitive citizens. In 2019-20, VSM supported 317 students with the help of 300-plus volunteers, with a budget of Rs 1.40 crore.
The entire amount was raised through donations from socially aware citizens and under corporate social responsibility support. To supplement these efforts, over the last two years, VSM has been conducting ‘Ganapati Donation Campaign’. Under the campaign, VSM had arranged to place over 1,100 donation boxes last year to reach out to over 1,100 households. In the process, VSM received over Rs 11.45 lakh as donation. A press release issued by VSM states that it may not be possible for us to visit the households during this year’s festival. It is also feared that due to loss of income of individuals and loss of business of corporates, funds available as donations will be much less. Hence, we seek support from socially responsible persons to help the students in their education. Those interested may visit the website www.vsmthane.org, they appealed.