The Festival Of Philanthropy Is Here. It’s The Joy Of Giving Week!

Mumbai is set to receive plenty of happiness with The Joy of Giving Week which will held from 2nd till 8th October. Aptly titled the “festival of philanthropy“, this festival kicking off on Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated in multiple venues in the city. Initiatives by the Marriott Group of Hotels and High Street Phoenix will see plenty of opportunities for citizens to get involved and show their support to the less fortunate.

People who donate can experience the joy of bringing cheer into someone else’s life, while the receivers will enjoy an elevation from their less privileged livelihood, it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

The event at High Street Phoenix, from 2nd till 8th October, will see celebrated artist and sculptor Arzaan Khambatta involve innovative new methods to create and teach children art. Suspending buckets filled with paint at a height, which will rotate and spill paint onto canvas on the floor covered in stencils, this innovative idea will join hands with Akanksha Foundation to help educate under-privileged children. The finished art work will be sold to the public, and the proceeds from this activity will go to Akanksha, an NGO that works to help under-privileged children.

On the other hand, all 3 Marriott properties in Mumbai, i.e. JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott, will be combining resources to provide a floor for their version of the Joy Of Giving Week. The list of activities at the Marriott properties includes the following:

·September 27 to October 7, 2011: Clothes donation drive to Arpan foundation

·October 4, 2011: Blind School Stall – Blind girls putting their homemade arts and crafts on exhibition in the lobby of Courtyard by Marriott

·October 5, 2011: Bandra East Community, Home to Runaways and Street Children: Games for the kids, clothes and stationery donation, packed lunches

·October 8, 2011: Visit to Old age Home – The purpose behind the visit is to spend some quality time with the elderly there.

·October 2-8. 2011: Spreading Sweetness and Smiles: This event will see each hotel selecting one Signature dessert, which, when purchased, the entire cost will be added as a donation to the Marriott Home charity foundation.

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