Leo Club Of Juhu, in collaboration with Make A Difference took up the initiative of beautifying some part of the Vile Parle Railway station. The Mumbai local is the necessity for lakhs of commuters on a daily basis. It is a backbone, an integral part of this city. It is our social responsibility to keep the railway stations as beautiful and as clean as possible, giving the citizens a treat for their eyes. With such a big canvas and so much colour to throw at it, 20-25 Leo members demonstrated their creative instincts and great coordination to paint entire pictures on walls and staircases. These pictures, approved by the Railway Ministry, symbolise the essence of Mumbai. Everyone worked tirelessly and enthusiastically for 3 days in the evenings.
Diwali is the festival of Joy!!! It is our version of the 'Joy of giving week'.
People often believe that during Diwali showcasing kilometer long LED Lights on their balcony or bursting firecrackers made by our brothers in China bring a smile to others, but is that so? Is this the true reason for celebrating Diwali?
Think of this, we all meet many people in a day: 1. Our labourers; 2. Coblers who sit under a tree in our neighborhood; 3. That fellow who fills petrol in our vehicles; 4. Kids who sell toys at traffic signals; 5. A tailor who stitches our clothing; 6. A barber who cuts our hair; 7. Our daily roadside vegetable vendors; 8. People who sweep our society; 9. People who collect our trash...
The list isn't ending, is it? Now just imagine if from beginning tomorrow, we carry small boxes of chocolate, mithai, sweets etc. (These boxes of condiments would cost a fraction of the LED's or box of Crackers) in our cars / under the trunks of our bikes and distribute these sweets to these people and various others as we come across them.
Not only will it bring a smile to their tired faces but it will also give us a sense of Joy from within that we will truly relish because gifting a box of chocolate to a poor person has more power then 100 Kilowatts of Electricity.
Coming to crackers or as i may call 'phatakas', its about time that we take a step forward to be with or (this one is for the bachelors) date one ;) rather than burst a phataka and who knows you might even find your dilwali this Diwali! 😎
Let us uplift the ones around us along with us 😃 May this Diwali bring Joy to you and everyone around you too, is all that I wish. 😇😃 -Leo Jash Dalia
Janta Night High School is located in Vile Parle. As the name suggests, this is a night school which teaches the underprivileged students. Students of 8th , 9th & 10th grade study here, most of the students are aged between 30 to 50. They are the ones who left their schools back in the days and have rejoined now to complete their education. In order to help these students get better educational facilities in terms of stationery , Leo Club of Juhu initiated a project to donate the stationery requirements as listed by the principal. Examination answer sheets , Full-scape papers , notebooks and geometry boxes for the 10th grade students .For their teachers , office files , chalks & dusters and a Printer was donated. The above stationery requirements will enable the school to function better.
Premsadan in Madh Island is a branch of society of the Helpers of Mary, Andheri (W), Mumbai. Prem Sadan has been actively involved in the development of the community in Madh Island through diverse programs, responding to the need of the changing times, ever since its inception in 1963. Leo Club of Juhu took the initiative to donate and fulfil their requirements like toiletries main consisting of soap, detergent, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, sanitary pads and also donated food grains bags to this organisation. Being a part of Leo Club of Juhu gave us this wonderful opportunity to help and make a difference in our society. It is empowerment in its raw form. Proud to be a Leo and that too Leo Club Of Juhu. - Leo Krunali & Leo Varun
Ghadge Maharaj Dharamshala, Dadar. 150 kits of grains donated yet again. Another victory for us in terms of reaching out to our beneficiaries. But, we don't just provide materialistic things to people who are needy, we provide them the warmth and the support they crave for. We provide them the hope and the fighting spirit to believe that there is a 'CAN' in Cancer. As we were serving food to those people, it was not just about feeding them food, but we were also feeding our soul and earning someone's good wishes and blessings. Tremendous support received from our parent club, our extended parents, the Lion members. We were supposed to be just the helping hands for them, yet they allowed us to take up responsibility and handle the project. In no time, this particular project has culminated to one of the very successful projects done on a continuous basis.
The Vatsalya foundation located in Mahalaxmi West is a Shelter Home. It is a safe and secure place for the children who have an oppressive home environment. The children are gradually introduced to structured and disciplined life through a constructive group living experience. The children are involved in decision making, planning and implementing the activities. The Shelter Home at Anand Niketan, Mahalaxmi (W) has two multi-purpose rooms with minimal furniture made lively with bright wall colors and attractive pictures. But more than the physical surrounding, it's the environment created by the children themselves that are so very lively and inspiring. Any visitor coming to the Shelter Home cannot miss the warmth and openness that it has. Coming from various difficult backgrounds the children truly find a home of their own at the Shelter Home of Vatsalya.Children have access to various basic services like education, health care, recreation and counseling for their growth and development. They are treated as family members. Leo club of Juhu took this initiative to donate foodgrains for about 200 kilograms and e-learning for 8th and 9th standard in Hindi, board games and some story books to this foundation. As these kids need proper food and learning as they are our upcoming bright future for India so the food grains will give them nutrition and e-learning as education. The best available food grains were given to the kids so that they eat healthy foods. On the execution day, that is 4th October 2016 the members of Leo club of Juhu showed enthusiasm to come till Mahalaxmi and showed their excitement. October service week head Leo Kathan, President Kshitij, Treasurer Leo Rahul and Joint Secretary Leo Shailja were present at The Vatsalya Foundation on Wednesday at 3:30 pm to show their excitement and execution. They also made the kids play passing the parcel with the ball, musical chairs and taught them to always help each other and also had a fun and interactive time with the kids. I personally thank everyone to conduct this project with such great spirit and enthusiasm. It is a heartiest thank you to The Leo club of Juhu to let me conduct this project. Being the head of this project it gave me happiness and peace and joy in me when we could fulfill their requirements and seeing the joy on the face of the kids was a different pleasure for me. Our service has helped so many kids so the joy they saw, all the fun, and happiness makes me remind this day into my memory forever. It’s a mixture of seeing the kids happy as well the Leo’s also turning into kids while playing was really joyful. I then understood the importance of humanity and helping people and getting their blessings as well. Looking forward to doing more such projects. Thank you Leo club of Juhu for this great opportunity.
"If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives" - Chinese Proverb
Every day we encounter people on the street who are needy of basic human rights, perhaps we show sympathy once a while but most of the times we are too caught up in our busy lives. An initiative by Leo club of Juhu, named "An Amazing Meal" which was brought to life with the Help of Robin Hood Army. "An Amazing Meal" was a task to provide food to the poor, and not only food but the food which is cooked by our dear ones with Love. We went out with almost 20 Leos with bag full of home made Pav Bhaji and covering areas of Andheri. I have to add that the people we served showed us love and they were heart felt for our efforts. Amazing reaction from them, we fell in love with the moment and pardon me for being melodramatic but that was the moment. After, we ended the day with a great plate of home made Pav Bhaji brought by our members.
Punarvas special school, located in Goregoan, Mumbai, provides educational and vocational training to the intellectual and developmental disabled people. To help them provide better services to our brothers and sisters, Leo club of Juhu initiated a project to donate kitchen equipments to this school. These equipments will come in handy for learning the art of home science.
Immense care was taken in choosing the best quality equipments to meet the childrens needs. On the day of project execution, the members of Leo club of juhu showed fantastic enthusiasm like always. October service week head Leo Kathan, secretary of Leo club of Juhu Leo Ankit, joint secretary of Leo club of Juhu Leo Shailja, and Leo club members Leo Krunali, Leo Meghna and Leo Mallika were all present at Punarvas Special School on Monday at 11.00 am for the execution. I take this opportunity to thank them all for executing the project with such great spirit and enthusiasm.
Being a head of the project it gave me inner happiness and peace knowing that our service has helped somebody in any way possible. Conducting such projects always makes a person realise the importance of humanity and the pleasure of "giving". Looking forward to do more. Thank you for this opportunity Leo club of Juhu.
A Service week is a celebration for Leo Club of Juhu. Essentially October service week is Lions service week but the share dedication by each and every Leo of our club has made it A Leo Service week. We are glad to receive immense support from our Parent Club Lions Club of Juhu.
On the 2nd October We had Anaaj Daan!
The word needs no explanation, it has a meaning in its own. It is famously said that 'Har insan ki teen zarurate hoti hai, Roti Kapda aur Makan'. And here at Leo Club of Juhu we try and fulfill the most fundamental need of a common man i.e. Anaaj. In this event we donate prepared 'Bags of Goodness' which include all the basic items that is required to prepare a vital meal for an individual. These bags are were sold by us to people and the amount collected by us is used for donation purposes while some of the people also want the bags bought by them to be donated are also donated to various institutions. The event takes place every year. The bag costed 385₹ each. A total of 340 bags were donated for this cause.