XYZ’s Rustom’s Rockstars Help NAB-Khandala

In keeping with the saying, “there is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark,” XYZ’s Rustom’s Rockstars (Bandra and Mahim) stepped forward to lend a helping hand to the residents of the National Association for the Blind (NAB) – Home for the Ageing Blind, Khandala by donating a month’s supply of food-grains and other essential items on 18th October, 2020.

The approximately 65 residents, despite their physical challenges, kept themselves busy by making and selling various household products like sweaters, bedsheets, towels, napkins, candles, etc. Unfortunately, sales have been low due to the pandemic. Residents are also provided free board and lodging, as well as clothing, toiletries, footwear, recreational facilities and medical care.

An appeal on social media that was widely circulated by the Institution requesting financial assistance caught the attention of XYZ’s group – Rustom’s Rockstars – who swung into action to help out, under the guidance of their volunteers. They made a poster requesting donations and circulated it on various groups. With the contribution of RR parents, volunteers, friends and XYZ well-wishers, the children were able to collect approximately Rs. 75,000/- with which Team RR was able to donate food grains like rice, various types of dals, cooking oil, sugar, salt, tea powder, toothpaste, hair oil, washing powder, bath soaps, breakfast and snacks, totaling around 1,692 kgs, which would cater to a months’ supplies for the residents. In keeping with the festive mood of Navratri, chocolate pastries were distributed to all residents and support staff, too. This provided quite the sweet start to the festive season for the residents!

The RR volunteers and XYZ XI Friya Elavia who visited NAB Khandala met with Chairman -Darius Nariman and Treasurer Bhikhoo Katrak, who suggested that all children should visit the institute after it is deemed safe to travel.

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