Independent representatives (IRs) of Direct Selling company QNET are marking the start of the festive season by coming together, nationwide, to raise money for less privileged communities around the country. Around 100 young entrepreneurs, who run a successful direct selling business with QNET, have pledged between INR 1 lakh to INR 5 lakhs per city towards important causes benefiting a local community in need. This is the third year these QNET IRs are initiating such an exercise during the festival season to reinforce their commitment to helping their communities.
As part of charitable drives, one of the IR groups in Bangalore led by Ms Anupama Gupta has sponsored washing machines, refrigerators, LED bulbs, emergency LED lanterns, adult diapers, cooking provision and household cleaning items to ‘Ashraya Seva Trust’, an NGO providing shelter and basic amenities to elderly women and children on October 11th.
Another IR group is supporting a non-profit organization ‘Gerizim Rehabilitation Trust’ in Bangalore by providing washing machines, umbrellas, kitchenware, teaching aids, toiletries, cleaning material, indoor sports games, tri-cycles, bicycles, food grains, paper-cutting machine, besides extending monetary help for meeting medical expenses and donating Rs 1 lakh for a drinking water project and a handicraft training centre of the NGO.
Funds raised by the group this year will be used to help orphanages, homes for the disabled and the elderly, and for children in need of life-saving medical treatment. The first initiative was launched in Mumbai at the Jupiter Lifeline Hospital where the group sponsored heart surgery for children from low-income families.
The group has planned 24 other such charitable initiatives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu and Meerut, between October 6 and October 18, 2017.
Commenting on the effort, QNET Global CEO Trevor Kuna said, “The initiative undertaken by our IRs in their individual capacity is truly encouraging. QNET’s underlying philosophy of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To help Mankind – is the force that drives a lot of what we do. It is a reflection of our business, which is about empowering people to take control of their lives, so that they can, in turn, help empower their communities. After all, there is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good.”