WHAT IS DAAN UTSAV
#DaanUtsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year – commencing on Gandhi Jayanti – from October 2 to 8.
From auto rickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders and media personnel, millions of people from all walks of life come together during this week to give their time, money, resources, or skills back to society. They do this by creating or participating in events of their choice.
A giving event could be as simple as a giving your house help a day off or gifting someone with a bag of essentials like rice, dal and sugar. Daan Utsav is NOT an organisation. It is a 100% volunteer-driven festival, which encourages people to do any act of giving of their choice. There is no blueprint and the idea is to get people to participate and experience giving. This festival is for everyone; from children, corporates, schools, colleges, residential complexes to the most important - individuals!
HOW IS GOOD KARMA CONTRIBUTING?
We at Origami Good Karma are committed towards doing good and what other way would be better than contributing towards education and getting our younger generations ready for tomorrow. We are contributing 5% of the sales proceeds from October 2nd to October 8th to Pad Squad for educating young girls and women about menstrual health and how they could use sustainable practices while keeping good hygiene.
WHAT IS PAD SQUAD ?
Pad Squad is a people’s movement across India, that enables an individual to take personal social responsibility and action to get & distribute sanitary pads/menstrual cups to economically disadvantaged women within their locality, town or city. It is committed to preserving the dignity and health of menstruating women & girls. Currently, Pad Squad is in 23 cities, with 51 Pad Squaders, who are providing Pads to approx. 50 communities and growing everyday. Pad Squad has been making constructive and successful efforts in distributing Biodegradable Pads/ Menstrual cups and will continue to champion Going Green.
The NGO works with donors, manufacturers of eco-friendly products and distributors to ascertain that hygiene products, like biodegradable pads, menstrual cups and cloth pads reach women and girls in bastis, tribal areas and villages where they are unable to afford such products.