Monsoons have begun in Goa and markets are filled with colourful umbrellas, sandals and a variety of raincoats and jackets. Parents are seen busy purchasing books, rainy sandal and other accessories. How fortunate are these children who have such parent! They get new shiny sandals or designer raincoat jackets and what not.
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But have you thought about those less fortunate children, who may not have even a rain coat or umbrella to protect themselves from getting wet? If you spare a minute or two and look around you will find a lot of children especially the street children without rainy sandals nor umbrellas forget the branded and shiny ones.
The Umbrella Project named 'Let it Rain' is started with the aim to help the less fortunate this monsoon. How? Simple if you got any old (usable) or new umbrellas or rain coats give it to us and we in turn will give it to the poor and the needy.
Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has volunteered to be the collection center for umbrellas in north Goa and the Goa IT Innovation Center (GITIC) in south Goa. This is a unique initiative started by Dr. Millisha Silveira (Goa Medical Travel- Owner) and the team of GITIC to encourage the people of Goa to share their umbrellas (old/new) with the needy and help them get aid this monsoon.
After the umbrellas have been collected they will be distributed to the poor. People are free to donate not just umbrellas but their old raincoats or rainy shoes too. 'Together we can make this world a better place' is the motto of this Umbrella drive!
With response to the Umbrella project, Goa Medical Travel and the team of GITIC will be organizing a free 'Pre-monsoon medical camp' along with the 'Umbrella Project' on the June 9, 2012, Saturday in Margao. They would be distributing umbrellas to over 200 street kids, conducting a free medical checkup and treatment and will also be giving away first aid kits and refreshments. This monsoon let us celebrate the joy of giving and sharing.
To contribute/volunteer or for further details please contact: Dr. Millisha Silveira + 91 9923417775 / Rowan Rebello + 91 9923761098 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 08-06-2012