With Mumbai highs nearing 90 (32 Celsius), snow and winter freeze are far from our minds. But since the Christmas season is upon us, we started racking our brains for how we could possibly give back to our supporters, especially as your generous donations continue to pour in during this season.
As always, we came up with a revolutionary idea – the 12 Revolutionary Days of Christmas! Beginning December 25th and continuing through January 5th, a lucky donor will RECEIVE a gift from Kranti. In addition, January 6th will be a “recurring gift” for those who made recurring donations during this period. That’s right – by signing up to make a recurring donation to Kranti, you can double your chances of receiving a gift!
So….(drumroll)….the awesome gifts are:
1.) One of the Revolutionary’s beautiful paintings
2.) CD of the Revolutionaries’ favorite songs of 2010
3.) Letter and pictures from the Revolutionaries describing an outing that you made possible
4.) Private cooking class with one of the Revolutionaries (via Skype or Flipcam)
5.) Another beautiful painting by another Revolutionary
6.) Cookbook of the Revolutionaries’ 5 favorite recipes of 2010
7.) A special set of bangles/bracelets handpicked by a Revolutionary
8.) Recorded dance class by one of the Revolutionaries to her favorite Bollywood song
9.) A pillowcase designed and stitched by a Revolutionary
10.) A special set of bangles/bracelets handpicked by another Revolutionary
11.) A personal hand written thank you note from a Revolutionary
12.) The best gift – the first ever film (on CD) made by a Revolutionary, to be shown in 3 film festivals this year!
13.) Recurring: a postcard from every location that the Revolutionaries visit in 2011!
You can make your year-end tax-deductible donation through our Global Giving site, and as always, 100% of your donation will go towards programming and the Revolutionaries' basic needs. We will especially be expanding our food budget, as we welcomed three new Revolutionaries this month! In addition, four girls will be returning to school in May after many years away, so the upcoming months will include intensive tutoring. Two of the new Revolutionaries are also starting karate and dance classes next week. Again, thank you for making all of this possible, and we hope you'll send us some extra support before the end of the year.
We hope you are as excited about receiving these gifts as we are about sharing them, and that they help us all remember the meaning of gift giving and sharing. So please tell your friends, family and everyone else you know about the 12 Revolutionary Days of Christmas – launching in 3 days!
The Revolutionaries @ Krant