✋Best Runners Giving – 75 (Platinum GIving) – 03/16/2019✋

✋#BRGiving – The Novelty in celebration of special days ✋

Day: Saturday, 03/16/2019

Today’s Shelter: Universal Hostel For Blind (UNIVERSAL ORGANIZATION FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Total Cost of the event: INR 8,611

No. of pounds of items donated: One month’s grocery needs (250 pounds)


The Giving Story:

BR Giving has been operating without much noise and glamor. It has been operating steadily, no matter what the weather is – hot blazing sun or severe winter weather, BR volunteers have been keeping up the BR promise of giving back to the society. Just for the sake of the numbers it has been 75 already. It feels we celebrated the 50th, Golden Giving not so long ago but the Platinum Jubilee has already happened last Saturday (on 3/16/2019 in Chennai, India).

A WhatsApp group “WeServe4GoodCause” comprising of like-minded people who contribute a part of their earnings every month for a community cause pooled and donated one month’s collection to Best Runners to help Universal Hostel For Blind. In turn, Best Runners additionally contributed to make it 2 ½ times of the original contribution for this noble cause.

The request from Universal Hostel for Blind was as below:


Dear Sir,

I am Raju. A visually impaired person and Retired Blind School Teacher.

As the president of the “THE UNIVERSAL ORGANIZATION FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED”, Registered under the Societies Act, we are running a Hostel for the Blind Boys and Girls for the past 10 years in the above address where we provide Boarding and Lodging facilities to them.

An account of increasing prices and other expenses, we find it very difficult to continue our service to them now a days.

Hence Sir, we shall be very much grateful to you if you could kindly come to our support and make some donations to our organization for the above purpose and send your kind cheque in favour of “UNIVERSAL ORGANIZATION FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED”

Enclosed here with a Xerox copy of photos of some of our hostel quarters.

                                         Thanking You

                                                                                                                                Yours Sincerely


Your amount may also be credited into our Bank Account


Name of Bank: –         Canara Bank

Branch: –                        Poonamallee, Chennai 600056

SB A/C No: –                   0935101021442

IFSC CODE: –                      CNRB0000935

MICR CODE: –                   600015033 


Ramesh from Chennai gracefully agreed to help with the logistics. Coincidently, his brother, Amar helped BR introduce Giving in the city of Tucson, AZ during the Golden Giving event. Ramesh contacted the president of the institute, Mr. Raju, who operates the hostel and got a list of items that they immediately need. It was a month’s grocery list.

The family acquired the grocery items and visited the hostel to donate the same. The family met the residents and had conversation with them. They learned that they are in need for cooking vessels and kitchen utensils and agreed to return to the hostel with the same. They have a big heard to donate to the needy.

At the end of the giving event, Ramesh said, “It’s hard to put my experience in words, as I entered the premises all people greeted us with happy face, as I entered the premises it was mid noon too hot and very sunny, the place was fully lit with peak sunlight, but Mr. Raju wearing black eyewear asked me to come inside the office as it’s too sunny outside, as he went inside the room I noticed it’s a too dark room, I told him suddenly why inside the room as it’s too dark why don’t you come out to light, then  suddenly I realized both is same for him, I felt bad to talk about something which he can’t experience, but he just smiled came out and stood with me.” He further added, “I can assure they are 100% genuine and in need. Also I can forward or execute any such work in future.

A big Thank you from BR Team, Ramesh and family, for helping Best Runners expand their reach and for your kind gesture of agreeing to help the institute by donating cooking vessels and utensils from your side.

Including the children is a great idea to inculcate charity in them at an early age. May God bless you!

Giving Team:

  • Ramesh
  • Rathi
  • Ratan
  • Rakshan

Thanks to you all for making this event possible 🙏

Please sign up to pick any day (your own “Giving Day”) to give back to society. We are putting the whole year calendar so, that you will find a weekend around your SPECIAL day. BR team is committed to help you with everything you need to make it your own “Giving day”

Let’s change the way we celebrate our special days ✋

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