100 Santa’s project brings smiles to street kids, differently abled too participate
In a gesture that brought smiles to the faces of underprivileged kids, 100 Santas, including the differently abled, distributed 10,000 gifts in and around Bandra Reclamation, Malad, Dadar, Goregaon, Andheri and Dharavi.
The project is the brain child of Sumit Singh Gandhi alias Rahul, who helms the Sounds of Silence Foundation – a group empowering the hearing-impaired individuals to overcome the barriers of communication that they face.
According to him, the intention to give back to the society led to the inception of the project. The ideology of giving back to the society struck the minds of the differently abled individuals, which turned them to become Santas. The 100 Santa Project was a movement that started with a simple intention of bringing joy and spreading happiness amongst the street kids to whom this could be their first experience of meeting Santa!
People from various backgrounds, join and became Santa for a day. The participants were college students, graduates, working professionals, elderly people. Together they made a December to remember.
Volunteers gave away Barbie dolls, automatic cars, new School bags and Art and Craft Kits to the kids, which got them excited and they opened the boxes and started playing with the toys and colouring right away!