Autumn Issue - 2013

Smile Foundation


BlackRock Gives (the philanthropic arm of Blackrock, Inc.) joined hands with Smile Foundation to conduct two specialized health camps under Smile Health Camps programme. Headquartered in New York, BlackRock is spread across 30 countries and is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions.

Bosch India Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bosch India – country’s largest automotive component manufacturer, has joined hands with Smile Foundation to provide livelihood training to 120 underprivileged youth of Bengaluru for a year. Under this association, a new Smile Twin e-Learning Programme centre has been set up at Virgonagar, Medahalli in Bengaluru. Bosch India Foundation, with its focus on ‘Enabling Lives and Livelihood’ through skill training and healthcare has touched the lives of over 6000 youth in 16 locations in India in 2012. Through this new partnership, the Foundation hopes to reach out and skill more youth.

Hyder Consulting India Private Limited has come forward to support Smile Foundation through Pay Roll Giving mode. Employees of Hyder Consulting have pledged to share a part of their salaries for the cause of child education through Smile Foundation’s Mission Education programme. Hyder Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. is a multi-national design and engineering consultancy renowned for working on some of the world’s most iconic buildings and structures. Hyder’s vision is to be the next evolution in design engineering and consultancy, keeping them ahead of the competition.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras partnered with Smile Foundation, under its annual festival SAARANG, to launch the ‘Nutrition for Better Literacy’ campaign by providing yearlong nutritional support to 100 underprivileged children. IIT Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. Initiated in 1959, it has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.

Indian Institute of Photography (IIP) has pledged to donate part proceeds of the registration fee of students enrolling at the Institute towards Mission Education programme, besides imparting photography skills to children. IIP is one of India’s most dedicated professional institutes focused on providing both seasoned and aspiring photographers with a range of meticulously designed courses addressing every level of proficiency.

INOX Group has partnered with Smile Foundation for the second year through its philanthropic venture Siddhomal Charitable Trust. Education of 100 children under Mission Education programme will be supported under this association. INOX Group is a leader in industrial gases, fluorocarbons, multiplexes and cryogenic engineering from 1963.

Mantri S.E.V.A, the social responsibility wing of Mantri Developers, organised a two-day sensitization drive in the corporate office to mark the World Environment Day. All the employees pledged their support towards environment and were given a table top plant as green token of appreciation. Paintings on flowers were exhibited and put for sale online, as well as at Mantri Mall for the benefit of Smile Foundation.

Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited is supporting Smile Foundation for bringing primary health services to underprivileged rural population at their doorsteps in two districts, Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh. The services would be delivered through Smile Foundation’s mobile hospital programme, Smile on Wheels. Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited, a NAVRATNA Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, was incorporated on July 25, 1969 under the Companies Act 1956. Its main objective is to finance and promote rural electrification projects all over the country. It provides financial assistance to State Electricity Boards, State Government Departments and Rural Electric Cooperatives for rural electrification projects.

Shankara Infrastructure Materials Limited is supporting Smile Foundation in introducing Swabhiman programme in Karnataka. Swabhiman, meaning self respect in English, is one of Smile Foundation’s flagship programmes on girl child and women empowerment. Shankara Group was founded in Bangalore and has established itself as India’s premier distributor and retailer of a wide range of steel and allied products, ranging from tubes, channels, and beams to welding rods, decorative fabrication products and roofing solutions.

Tod’s Boutique organized a charity sale at Tod’s Boutique, DLF Emporio Mall, New Delhi between May 25 and 26. Tod’s donated part of the sales proceeds to Smile Foundation’s mobile hospital programme, Smile on Wheels. As one of the Italian leaders in the shoe and luxury leather goods industries, Tod’s is known for its refined, understated luxury, impeccable taste and enviable quality. Founded as a small shoe factory in the 1940’s, today Tod’s has entered the market almost all over the world. All products are exclusively made in Italy, which has proven to be one of the greatest strength of the company: a peculiarity that distinguishes the brand and attracts customers who truly appreciate Italian craftsmanship.

United Way of Mumbai has partnered with Smile Foundation to facilitate support for education of underprivileged children through Pay Roll Giving programme. Corporates supporting Smile Foundation through United Way of Mumbai Pay Roll Giving programme so far are Deloitte, Pitney Bowes, Agilent Technologies and Ingersoll Rand. United Way of Mumbai is a non-profit organization that endeavours to leverage corporate, employee and leadership talent for community development.

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