MUSKAAN FOUNDATION needs your support & contribution to achieve this mission. Donations to the company are exempted from income tax u/s. 80g(5)(vi) of the income tax ACT,1961
Details for making payments: Cheques / drafts in the name of ‘MUSKAAN FOUNDATION’ can be mailed to following addresses:
MUSKAAN FOUNDATION, Maa Gayatri Complex, Mirchaibari, Katihar, Bihar-854105
How You Can Help
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The best way you can help make the world a better place is by living a life of compassion and providing a helping hand at the moment a need or opportunity presents itself as you go about your daily life.
Examples include diverse things like distributing alms on your birthday at temples and dargahs, giving blankets in winter to the homeless, helping your servants’ children get an education, feeding free animals in your colony, standing up for a girl being harassed, taking care of your aging parents, giving your children the right values and limitless other opportunities. Even something as small as taking a reusable water bottle from home instead of buying plastic outside because it shows compassion for the earth that sustains you.
True compassion knows no boundaries and does not wait for a set time but flows naturally and perpetually. It is not a part of life; it is a way of life and brings as much and possibly more joy to the giver as to the receiver. And if everyone utilized even a few of the many opportunities that come our way to be compassionate, they would all add up to the extent that we would probably not even need NGO’s any longer.
श्रोत्रं श्रुतेनैव न कुण्डलेन दानेन पाणिर्न तु कंकणेन |
विभाति काय: करूणापराणाम् परोपकारैर्न तु चंदनेन ||
The ear is fulfilled when used for gaining knowledge than (only) wearing earrings. The hand is fulfilled when used for giving than (only) wearing bangles. Similarly, the body is fulfilled when used for doing good than (only) wearing beautifying creams.
– Sanskrit Subhashitani.
If, in addition to impacting your own individual world, you wish to also participate in our work, you are welcome to do so and can read about various ways below.
And if you want to share an everyday story of compassion, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear it.
– Ajay Kumar Prasad, Director, Muskaan Foundation (Section-8 Company)
Muskaan Foundation spends over 80% of the funding it receives directly on the projects for the children setting up schools, buying books and medicines, etc. Average for other NGO’s is 40%-60%. We have low overhead costs because:
- We are a grassroots organization with our own centers so we can directly allocate the funds where they are needed without any other intermediary organization layer.
- Our Executive and Board Director are well-established businessmen. They work pro bono for Muskaan Foundation and are in fact major donors to Muskaan Foundation covering main overheads like HQ rent and other costs themselves.
Ways You Can Help:
Donate to Muskaan Foundation. You can specify if you wish your contribution to be used for a specific project.
Sponsor an education centre, health program or community development initiative: Library, Vocational Training Centre, Toilet, Community Health Camp, Children’s Lunches and Health Check-Up.
Donate in Kind: Medicines, meals, uniforms, books, office equipment, computers for our vocational training centre, or toys.
Volunteer your expertise: Only project field staff is paid at Muskaan Foundation. Everything else is done pro bono. If you are good at something, let us know, we will probably have a use for it. Teachers, website designers, writers, editors, photographers, secretarial assistants, everyone from all over the world with something to share is welcome.