1 April 2017
Make-A-Wish India along with crowdfunding platform FUELADREAM.COM is teaming up with Baahubali to help fulfil the wishes of kids with life-threatening diseasesin India.
Fueladream – a crowdfunding platform in Bangalore which came up with the concept for a new initiative – an initiative to get people of India to show their compassion for a good cause. Fueladream has teamed up with Baahubali –The Conclusion.
Team Baahubali has set new trends in the Indian film making business and is very excited to take part inthis initiative. It’s an initiative which leverages the power of technology and crowdfunding to make a difference to the lives of others.
This is a unique innovation that will be promoted through social media by all the 3 partners –Make-A-Wish India, Fueladream and Baahubali.
The production team, cast and crew of Baahubali have taken a massive interest in the work that Make-A-Wish India strives to do. They have decided to be a part of this great initiative by an NGO & get behind them by spreading awareness for the work they do and also raise funds in the process.
Shobu Yarlagadda, the producer of Baahubali 2 –The Conclusion says “We are excited to be part of this initiative and glad that we are in a position to make a difference to the lives of these kids. We want our fans to make a difference to the lives of these kids by funding this online at Fueladream.com “
This collaboration also makes it easier for the children to have their innermost wish fulfilled, which can be one of the following– to have something geta bicycle /Doll house / mobile phone or even a laptop, GO to the sets of a movie like Baahubali, MEET the stars of the film or BE a film director for a day.
Ranganath Thota, Founder and CEO of Fueladream says, “We are touched by the genuine interest that the team at Bahubali has taken in promoting this cause & are thrilled to be pioneering a crowdfunding initiative that involves a MOVIE brand of the stature of Bahubali “
These wishes are more than just a nice thing. They impact everyone involved. It lifts the children’s spirits, makes them more receptive to the painful and gruesome medical treatments that they have to go throughgiving them an added incentive to fight the disease ailing them. It impacts the doctors, volunteers and donors as well. It makes them realise that a small gesture can go a long way. It gives their parents a chance to be optimistic.
Deepak S Bhatia, the CEO of Make-A-Wish India says “We are thrilled that the team at Bahubali is partnering with us to restore hope, strength and joy for children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. With support from Fueladream, we are confident that all Indians will come forth to support our cause in a big way to ensure that their contributions will enable us grant almost 10,000 wishes per annum.”
Not only can you brighten the life of a sick child by contributing to this campaign, but those who fund get interesting rewards – T shirts signed by the stars of the movie, comic books and even tickets to the first day show of Bahubali! The campaign kicked off on the 24thMARCH 2017 and will till the end of April 2017
The campaign is LIVE at the link
About Make-A-Wish India
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of India is a non-profit organization registered on 10th March 1995 as a Trust with charity number E-15573 (Mumbai) under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 through the Charity Commissioner State of Maharashtra.
Make-A-Wish India started granting wishes in 1996 and since then we have fulfilled over 52,000 wishes in India. The Foundation is based out of Mumbai and has 10 offices across India. They are dedicated to granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses, irrespective of their socio-economic status, caste, race or religion, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. By the year 2020 they aim to grant the 75,000th wish of an eligible child.
FuelADream.com is a crowdfunding marketplace for people & organizations that aims to raise funds for creative ideas, causes, charities etc. and impact 2.2 billion people in India, Africa & S.E Asia. The platform went live in mid-April 2016 and has already raised over 3CR (0.45mn USD) from over 80 campaigns. They are Bangalore based.
Fueladream.com is the brainchild of Ranganath Thota. His team is focused on transforming how people raise and contribute money for ideas, social causes and other activities. FuelADream.com connects the campaign owners (people who want to raise money) to funders in a very productive and engaging way.