Sant Ghadge Dharamshala provides accommodation facilities to financially weak patients(and their families) who are receiving treatment for cancer at the Tata Memorial Hospital, The Dharamshala holds upto 160-170 people at a time.
LCJ had fulfilled some part of their basic necessities such as providing them with kadhais for making food, donating food items per person, which were as follows: 1kg rice, 1kg atta, 250g jaggery, 250g dates. A newspaper subscription consisting of Hindi and Bengali newspapers was started for the patients to provide them with some means of entertainment.
Participation was in decent numbers with 17 Leos present.
The Dharamshala is not in good shape, and the people live in deplorable conditions. It invoked sympathetic feelings within us and an urge to help these people. Overall, it was a great success.
Leo Ruchir Shah
"The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance, " said Nathaniel Branden and it couldn't be more true! We the Leos stepped out on the streets on the Sunday morning of August 14 doing our bit to spread traffic awareness among our fellow Mumbaikars. Seat belts, Helmets, Pedestrian Crossing, Usage of Mobile Phones and many such issues were thrown light on. And the result? In the words on my co-Project Head, "The response was tremendous, people were intimidated by the lovely banners and they did appreciate the efforts."
Indeed the project was carried out successfully and I had fun executing it.
Leo Krutant Bilakhia
Leo Rushabh Shah
One of the most interesting service project Leo Club of Juhu has on offer. These street plays are written to enlighten the general public about the ill effect of Alcoholism, Narcotic, AIDS and etc. The plays are designed in such a manner that the interest is kept alive during the act and keeping eyes glued so that the message can sink in.
The first street play was conducted at Andheri station and the second at Tama road. Honestly, it was an amazing event and I feel let the pictures of that day talk for themselves.
Leo Rahul Narula
Dogs can unanimously be called 'Man's best friend'. Unfortunately, we humans dont seem to reciprocate the love we so unconditionally receive from our canine and feline companions. A wailing injured dog or people kicking or stoning a dog isnt a sight unseen. Thousands are killed by speeding vehicles every year and many others are abandoned by their owners. And all this happens due to mere inconvenience and at times, just for callous pleasure. Organisations like IDA( In Defence of Animals) provide a safe haven for these ailing cats and dogs and provide them the required treatment and rehabilitation. It is an honour for Leo Club of Juhu and its members to associate and assist this organisation in easing their financial constraints. IDA has over 500 sick dogs and 75 cats at all times and their treatment and maintenance is a costly ordeal. Our visit to IDA enlightened us about the plight of these animals and informed us about how we could contribute towards this noble cause in cash and/or kind. The members deposited dog food, cat food and other supplies required daily by IDA. Following that we visited various wards where dogs, cats, puppies and kitties were being treated. Our last four legged acquaintance was a dog which was to be adopted the very next day. The project then concluded on this positive note.
Leo Darshan Dhanani