Helping vulnerable Indians through food and medical supply distribution

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Led by community organizer and internationally experienced philanthropist Marina Shaikh, the Rising World Foundation unites communities across India through COVID-19 relief action. We are working tirelessly to ensure that those in need have access to basic necessities such as food, medicine and sanitation supplies during these dire times.

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We are seeking motivated volunteers to work on the front lines of COVID-19 relief action by procuring and delivering life-saving necessities to families and individuals in need. Volunteering does not require any prior experience. We are looking for simple drive and desire to make a positive impact on our world.

Marina Shaikh

Letter From The Founder

As I observe my country facing this deadly pandemic, my thoughts have often turned to the plight of the least fortunate around me. While this is a frightening time for all of us, some of our neighbors’ very survival and dignity are now threatened by the lack of access to basics like food or medicine. I soon realised that apart from being my moral obligation as a citizen of my country, serving my vulnerable fellow citizens is a passion that is central to who I am.

In no time, my thoughts turned to action, and the Rising World Foundation was born.  From day one, I, along with RWF’s volunteers, have occupied the frontlines of the crisis, distributing thousands of meals, dry ration kits, masks and sanitisers to stranded migrant workers, wage earners and others impacted by the pandemic across the five states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat.

The unending resilience and courage of the people that I am serving has inspired me thoroughly, and even though we have made progress, I am aware of the sheer scope of work that awaits us. Therefore, I plead my friends to join us and help bring relief to those in need. No donation is ever too small, and every rupee helps someone, somewhere who is more in need than us.

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As the pandemic upends millions of lives, there has never been a timelier moment to give back to the community. Your donation to The Rising World Foundation will be directed to purchasing food, hygiene and educational supplies for vulnerable families and individuals. Donations also support the critical process of building our infrastructure and expanding our outreach to support India’s most vulnerable communities.

All our contributors will receive a token of appreciation in their mailbox sent directly by the Rising World Foundation.


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