Breakthrough is conducting its first-ever online fundraiser named ‘Tambola for a Cause’ on August 28, 2020. Led by Patrons Priya Paul, Shibani Agarwal and Sanjana Shah, the online event will be hosted by celebrity RJ Malishka.
Breakthrough is an organisation working towards equality for women and girls. It deals with prevention of crimes such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and social problems like early marriages and school dropouts.
“As a trustee of Breakthrough, I have witnessed how girls’ lives are transformed if they are married later and can complete their education. Tambola for a cause on 28th August offers every one of us the chance to make a difference in the lives of girls who are at risk of early marriage. All one has to do is to donate towards the set of tickets and participate in a fun-filled event that has incredible prizes as a bonus”, said Priya Paul.
Due to the financial crisis, families force their daughters to get married early. Because of the COVID 19 induced lockdown, many people are facing financial issues. This has further contributed to the problem. In fact, during this period, the government’s official 1098 helpline received 5,000 calls reporting incidents of early marriage.
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People interested in participating can buy a set of six tickets against a donation of ₹10,000. The participants stand a chance of winning luxury goods, designer wear and more.
A few of the prizes revealed by the organisation are couture by Rohit Bal, clutch by Tarun Tahiliani, jewellery by Maharani Jewels and JJ Vallaya for Swarvoski, 75-inch smart TV from VU Televisions, homeware by India Circus by Krsna and artworks by Arzan Khambatta and Madhuri Bhaduri.
To participate, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9958475795.