The amazing folks at XYZ have a fantastic new initiative and if you are local in Mumbai, please do get involved.
Our dear friend and XYZ Founder Hoshaang Gotla write
Dear members of the community,
Our organisation – XYZ (Xtremely Young Zoroastrians) is organising a MAD (Making A Difference) Initiative called XYZ VESSEL-A-THON which is a Vessel Collection Drive on Sunday, 24th February 2019.
Our XYZs along with parents, friends, family and well-wishers will be going to 25 different colonies and baugs in the city only between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm to collect all types of vessels, i.e. pots, pans, bowls, dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, plates, forks, spoons, serving spoons, etc. all in usable condition.
If you do not have anything to donate, we are also accepting donations of Rs. 200 from which we will buy new vessels for organisations that cook for 200+ people and need bigger vessels than the ones we may collect from home.
These vessels will then be sorted and sent to NGOs like Goonj, Hamara Footpath, WWH Trust, Oscar Foundation, BSPCA, etc. to be distributed to people in need and improve their lives.
Vessels make it possible for us to cook our food – life’s most basic need. They help us enjoy a hot and nutritious meal. But not everyone in our country has clean and safe utensils. Let’s change that!
We at XYZ are overjoyed that so many baugs, colonies and schools are helping this cause and also appreciate the support of the Scout Groups and other organisations.
XYZ would like to thank the PARSI TIMES, our Media Partner for spreading the message to all their readers and Buhariwalas International Relocations for helping us with the transportation.
We hope that the children of our small community bind us together and work as one to make a huge difference to the people in need.
While reading this message, we want you to know that you can also help in any of the 3 following ways:
Please give as many vessels as you can.
You can drop them off at the collection centre close to you.
A donation in cash or cheque can also be made for new vessels.
Make the conscious decision to come down to your colony or any of our collection centres and help with the collection process for 1 to 2 hours, between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Sunday, 24th February, 2019.
If you are unable to do the above, we still hope that you can forward this message to others in the community and Make A Difference.
This may be an XYZ Initiative but we hope that every Zoroastrian comes together and makes a change as you too are an Xtremely Young Zoroastrian within.
This is not about your social or civic responsibility. This is about Being Better Parsis.