JOY of Giving Week is now DAAN UTSAV – and Hope Kolkata Foundation is again volunteering to help this annual festival of giving growing since inception, especially in Kolkata.
Since it began in 2009, the only thing that has restricted further growth of Joy of Giving Week is its name, restricted itself within the English speaking boundaries of India. This year, as volunteers started the procedure to take the festival to rural India, a name change which will entice the rural India’s interest became essential – and after much after long and careful consideration and discussion have chosen DAAN UTSAV.
It is a unique “festival of philanthropy” which has a core purpose to bring people from all society together to draw participation in acts of giving —money, clothing, stationary anything which can be added the value to the needy and underprivileged.This festival is conducted all over India from 2nd October till 8th October. Renowned celebrities from all walks of life e.g:- the World of cinema, music, dance, sports, education and corporate industry & etc have promised their support to this initiative and would be organize the same.

Last year, there were many events in Kolkata where the Wish Tree, planted in several offices, schools, hotels and malls across the city, was the biggest fundraiser for NGOs who collectively raised money.

This year we are planning to surmount the number of givers – they could give money, gifts, time or skills. Hope Kolkata Foundation will be having a Daan Utsav meet on 29th september at ITC Hotel, Kolkata where several Corporates & Celebrities are invited to encourage the extensive participation across Kolkata. There are dozens of renowned schools will be present at the meet to make the event successful and they are all set to organize various activities to celebrate Daan Utsav in Kolkata.

If you would like to volunteer or know more about DAAN UTSAV, please contact us at Hope Kolkata Foundation or visit us at


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The Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation is an Irish international organization working for the underprivileged disadvantaged section of the society. The primary purpose of The Hope Foundation is in raising efforts for improving the quality life of the underprivileged section of society. The organization doesn’t impose any solution on the community people rather it works closely with the target groups to strengthen their capacity. The organization works with different grass root level organizations, which are our local partners. Mission: Holistic care and development of severely underprivileged section of the society in order to ensure their rights. Vision: Improving the quality of life of the underprivileged vulnerable population. For more details visit: (Ireland) (India) (UK) (Germany)

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