KAMPALA, UGANDA: Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, together with partners and well-wishers donated up to 5,000 amazing gifts and goodies to the community and orphanages in the End of Year Donation Drive.
Under the theme “Giving Is Not About Making A Donation But Making A Difference” the Foundation in December announced a call for donations from well-wishers to give in items such as usable toys, clothes, books, and anything in a usable condition that will be a good end-of-year gift for kids and the needy.
In a glamorous event held earlier this week, various orphanages across the region including notably; The Eseza Foundation, Islamic Foundation, and Angels Center have joyfully walked away with their annual gift hampers.
Asked why they chose a donation drive, Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia said their goal is to have improved livelihoods in society and to improve a solution directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and non-profit sector.
“Eseza Foundation has a number of children battling cancer and they need all our support, love, and prayers. We choose to donate to Eseza because it is a home that takes care of vulnerable children living with Cancer. I upon all well-wishers out there to take time and visit the children as well as donate to support them,” he said.
He added that Islamic Center and Angel Center are also societies that integrate children with special needs to fully realize their potential, and they needed support too.
Handing over the goodies, Mrs. Jerely Fernandez on behalf of Ruparelia Foundation also thanked all sponsors who have endeavored to donate towards the End of Year Donation Drive. These included; Pearl Dairy, Dembe Distributors, Kampala Siti industries, Supreme Felxibond, Ammadi group, Shreeji stationers and ZP Uganda Limited.
Ms. Jerely added that well-wishers for the End of Year Donation Drive can still drop off such items at three selected points; i.e; their head office at Crane Chambers opp. City Square in Kampala, Victoria University along Jinja Road, as well as Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, a Kampala Suburb.
Eseza Foundation thanked Ruparelia Foundation for always coming onboard whenever invited. They say, one of the challenges they face is Income and financial sustainability and called upon government and all well-wishers to give a helping hand.
The Ruparelia Foundation was founded in 2012 by Dr. Sudhir & Mrs. Jyotsna Ruparelia and runs its programs under the catchphrase theme: “Enriching Lives Together”.
For the past ten years, the Foundation has worked together with several stakeholders to champion positive change in different communities across the country to improve livelihoods in Uganda. To date, more than 700 charitable causes have been funded by the charity.
The focus areas of the foundation include health care, education, sports, wildlife and environment conservation, disaster relief, startup, and general welfare.
Ruparelia Foundation strives to create a positive and transformative change in the community through making a real difference in the course of the present-day but also have a sustainable plan for every initiative carried out.