The IITKGP Foundation US has raised $324,000, additionally, IIT-Kharagpur has received INR 18 Lakhs in donations directly; leaving a remaining target of about $652,000!
Thank you to the generous donors that have already given back to this critical campaign! Click the below button to be taken to the latest list.
Below is a video from the 1st phase of distributions. The 2nd phase is set to begin soon and we will make sure to share new videos and photos once they are available.
As you are aware, IIT-KGP is closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus for the next 6 months. This has resulted in 6,435 daily wage workers such as hall workers, construction workers, and other contract employees being laid off without any separation pay or benefits, adversely affecting their families. In addition, 4,000 villagers who live in close proximity of IIT-KGP have suffered a loss of daily wages for a total count of 10,500 directly affected.
Director Tewari has called upon the IITKGP Foundation to raise approximately $1.0 M to fund a relief package designed to benefit 10,500 persons for 6 months. In addition, he has put together a team of faculty to oversee various aspects implementing the same. The proposed package will provide basic amenities like rice, dal, etc. and includes face masks, gloves, etc. to protect against the virus. A PDF (link found below) gives details of the basic relief package which works out to approximately $20/person-family/month for 6 months.
$348,000 has been raised so far by some compassionate and generous alumni; however, we need another $652,000 to be raised. IITKGP Foundation requests you to 'adopt' as many individuals/families that you can at just $20/individual-family.
Adopt 1 mess worker + 1 dhobi: $40/month;
Adopt 1 mess worker + 1 dhobi + 1 gardener: $60/month;
Adopt 1 mess worker + 1 dhobi + 1 gardener + 1 construction worker: $80/month;
Adopt 1 worker-family: $100/month; Adopt 2 worker-families: $200/month; Adopt 5 worker-families: $500/month; Adopt 10 families: $1,000/month
There are about 10,500 employees/workers and their family members that NEED HELP NOW, so please donate to the IITKGP Foundation, and make your tax-free contribution by using the below donation button.
Roy DaSilva Asoke Deysarkar
Committee for IITKGP Alumni COVID-19 Fund
Cost Estimate of Support by the IITKGP Alumni for COVID-19
We need your help urgently!
Donate via the below buttons! You can donate in US $ or Canadian, Australian, or Singapore $. Donations made in the US may be tax-deductible.
The IITKGP Foundation is Tax-Exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) in the United States (Federal ID: 47-0747227).
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