School days

You have just bought a new car. There is a car gathering dust and rust in the garage. The call to do your bit for the environment and reduce your carbon footprint is making you consider reducing the number of vehicles in your household.

However it’s happened, you have a car that you’re not using.

So what are you going to do with it?

Let us see if we can help you with that.

Cast your mind back. You’re eight, maybe nine, it’s seven in the morning and your mother is yelling to you from the kitchen to get up and out of bed, get ready for school. Naturally, you ignore her. The bed is too comfy to leave.

Maybe you fling an arm over your eyes to shut out the bright daylight as she walks in and opens the curtains wide. Perhaps you shuffle back further under the duvet, fingers curled around the edge against the inevitable tug-of-war you’re about to have with her to get you up.

Ah, school days. Both the best and worst times of your life.

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Image via Flickr / Flickr

Now imagine never having to go to school.

It sounds nice, doesn’t it? No school, no homework, no studying of subjects that bore you. It almost sounds like a holiday.

But what if you’ve never known school? What if it’s never been part of your life? What if your only purpose in life is to help your younger siblings and your parents around the home? What if you never even learned to read and write?

empty classroom

Image via Flickr / Flickr

Imagine that for a second now, and think how different your world would be. Does it still seem like a holiday?

For thousands of children throughout India, no school is a reality, not a chance for a day of play. Parents that cannot afford to send their children to school, or do not believe in the merits of education. Children that never get to make school friends and interact within in the school environment. No future. No prospects. Just existing.

We are sure you agree that education is an essential part of childhood. It is a basic right for so many, and we at Vibha are working towards getting children into schools and having the chance at a better life.

Vibha, with over 20 years of experience and investments of more than $10 million in 250 projects, invites you to join in our drive to find far-reaching solutions to the systemic difficulties faced by underprivileged children in India.

As a social venture catalyst, Vibha helps to fund ventures that seed, grow and scale from grass roots, ensuring that changes are felt throughout the community.

So how can you help?

Vibha, in partnership with donateacar.com, is looking for donations to the Vibha Vehicle Donation Program. You can donate your old car, truck, boat, or even RV simply by filling in this form, or calling 1-800-240-0160. donateacar.com will then arrange for a free pick up the following day, and help Vibha sell the car so that the proceeds can be put towards those most in need. You may even be eligible for a tax deduction.

All the proceeds from the Vibha Vehicle Donation Program will be channelled into projects like SAATH, which works to change slums into vibrant neighbourhoods full of child-friendly places and the basics that we take for granted, such as education and health.

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SAATH via Pinterest / Pinterest

By donating your old car, you could help change the lives of thousands of children.

Doesn’t that sound like something worth getting out of bed for?

Donate your car. Change a life.

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