Tata Steel Kolkata 25K kindled a passion for fund-raising Rs. 98.41 lakhs - highest funds ever raised
News Desk, News Nation 360: Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K), in its sixth edition, did exactly that, along with India Cares Foundation, the event’s Philanthropy Partner. 17 companies, 880 individuals through 38 fundraisers and 40 Civil Society Organisations – CSOs/ NGOs have raised an all-time high of Rs 98.41 Lakhs. With this year’s contribution, the total funds raised at TSK 25K since inception is Rs.4.01 crore, making it the largest sporting fund-raising platform in the East. India Cares Foundation has worked with CSOs/ NGOs in building their capacity, communicating their work and supporting them
through this platform. TSK 25K, is a cause agnostic platform, positively impacting lives for the better; in the areas of Education, Human Rights, Disability, Women Empowerment, Health & Environmental Conservation. 35.11% of funds were raised for Education, followed by Disability 19.28% and Community Development 11.09%. 17 companies contributed Rs 38 lakh and a total of 444 employees ran for integrated health, fitness, employee engagement and social responsibility. They have empowered their colleagues to be socially conscious and build awareness of the CSO/ NGO they supported. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel, told TSK 25K 2019 has begun to make a positive impact on the growth of Philanthropy as an important pillar of the Run. Participating CSOs raised the highest in the event’s history, almost Rs one crore. There was a 67% growth in donors; encouraging stories of funds being raised by CSOs who have never tried before to raise funds from individuals. The fundraising achievements have strengthened our faith in the future of philanthropy through the TSK 25K. Murray Culshaw, Chairperson, India Cares, told a big Thank you to all sponsors, every donor, fundraiser, the company who contributed and special thanks to the CSOs who followed their methods, got results and boosted their confidence in their work as a support organization.
Report: Anustup Kundu