I should update this blog a lot more often.
Let’s begin with Project Hope numbers. I have collected Rs 1,84,000 as on February 8! Isn’t that fabulous? I genuinely did not believe this was possible. Definitely I was under the influence of the most potent alcohol of all when I thought of starting this initiative – hope.
And since I was in Delhi last week I met people who happily wrote a few cheques to me! Talk of offline collection drive!
But as I said earlier, contribution is not only in terms of money. A friend was seemingly upset knowing that people don’t even have just Rs 800 to give. Well, neither do I blame her, nor do I blame you. Any sum that has the potential to change someone’s life isn’t small.
And its not about the cash totally. People are also helping me spread the word and that help crosses the ocean faster than a Concorde.
Now the repercussion.
Project Hope has slightly changed my behaviour on Twitter. Earlier I could get into arguments and mild trolling. Now I can’t. Because the people I used to argue and troll with have come out and helped me so generously that its embarrassing for me to argue with them.
Not that they have shown their discomfort but I am myself not able to separate the two.
People talk of Chinese Walls all the time. Although I have conquered one literally it is the figurative Wall that has put me in the dilemma.
But I am not complaining. Its a small price to pay. Moreover, maybe I don’t disagree with them now at all.
Possible? Yes. Hope.
Tagged: #ProjectHope, benevolence, charity, crowd-funding, crowdfunding, education, education loan, funding, help, hope. Project Hope, Mumbai, Shubhashish
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