Local fundraising example:
Starlight - a Christmas celebration

Main characteristics

Fundraising method
Charity tea, lunch or dinner, Fundraising with individuals, Special or annual day celebration

Rural and Urban

Net fin result (€)


Time investment
4 to 5 hours per day, for 20 days

Dance performance by the students
Cake cutting ceremony
Audience enjoying the charity dinner after the event
OrganisationSnehasadan Boys´ Home
SuitabilityStarting organisation
Funding needed forThe education of underprivileged children
Period of actionDecember 15, 2013
In-kind donations raised
Types of donationsFee for charity dinner, individual donations
Types of donorsFriends of Snehasadan, individuals from Bangalore


Snehasadan Boys´ Home aims to provide education to the underprivileged children of Bannerghatta region in Bangalore, Karnataka. Under the project, disadvantaged children from nearby areas are bestowed with proper educational support and shelter. These children include orphans, single parent children and those from extremely poor families.
The 2013 Christmas celebration in Snehasadan Boys´ Home was organised as a fundraising event. The children of the centre participated in cultural performances. A charity dinner was organised for the attending audience and donors. A total of 100 people were invited for the event and around 70 people were present for the show. Snehasadan Boys´ Home received a good amount of individual support during the fundraising event.

Tips and lessons learned

1. The entire arrangement and low manpower for planning was a big challenge. Nursing College staff were convinced to provide support and was a helping hand in the overall arrangement of the event.
2. Ways to build brand for the organisation and showcase its activity.

Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation

This is a good example of a festival event. The wish tree that was placed at the venue where the wishes of the children were put on display and the donors were encouraged to adopt and fulfill wishes of one or more children is a very nice and original way to involve beneficiaries.


To raise funds through individual donations.
Brand buildilng of the organisation.

Targeted donors
Friends of Snehasadan.
Individuals from Bangalore.


Cost/benefitNational currency (INR)Euro
Total amount raised175,0002,048
(-) Total amount invested30,000351
Net amount raised145,0001,697

Description of preparatory work
Invitations were sent through letters and emails.
Home visits were conducted to invite the community people.
Arrangement for dinner.
Calendar printing.
Arranging rented chairs.
Arranging mementos.
Costume arrangements for performance.

Description of implementation
Nursing College provided support in the event arrangements.
A 2014 calendar was launched at the event.
Seating arrangements at the venue.
Initiation of the event with melody and dance performance.
Volunteers supported in the overall arrangements and mementos were given to them for their support.
Cake cutting ceremony was held.
Fund was collected by the guests at the end of the event.

Plans to repeat the action
Snehasadan is planning to repeat the action.

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