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Join the Angel XPress Foundation and give someone the gift of time

Time and again, I have mentioned in my blogs about how by giving back to the society, we actually end up giving much more to ourselves. It may be called social service but I see it as something we ought to do, because who else will? We don’t realize that what we spread around stays in our milieu and impacts us too. The issues plaguing our society are often viewed by us from a third-party perspective, as if we live in a bubble untouched and unfazed. The heartening news is that quite a few people do realize this and are going out of their way to do their bit for the betterment of the world. There are also those who want to contribute but are clueless about where to begin. Honestly, no step is small or big as it adds to the iterative process of bringing about a change, which one day becomes a revolution. I remember when I was volunteering with an NGO as a counselor during the rehabilitation process of human trafficking survivors, a staff member from the organization had lamented that there are many who are willing to donate money to them, but very few are able to give time which is something they are in desperate need of always.

Today, I am proud to share the story of a foundation which is growing from strength to strength each day to make a difference in the lives of our only hope – our future generation. Founded in Mumbai in 2012 by Anubha Sharma and Beenaa Advani, Angel Xpress Foundation (AXF) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated towards empowering underprivileged and slum dwelling children through education, mentoring, values and life skills lessons, and career guidance. Their vision is to create a balanced and compassionate society and what started as a small project with 18 children in 2012, today supports 1900 slum children at 17 locations across the city via a strong volunteer team of 500 members. They have inspired many from different walks of life to join them in their endeavour to address socio-economic inequities and generate awareness and a sense of empathy and responsibility in the citizens.