Abhishek Bansal from Chandigarh gets the opportunity to spend the day and be in a video with Prajakta Koli in a sumo suit
by Priya Jadhav
December 2019, India: Anshula Kapoor’s online fundraising platform ‘Fankind’ which was launched in August has announced the winner of their campaign with well-known You Tuber Prajakta Koli. Abhishek Bansal, a 21 year old student from Chandigarh got the opportunity of a lifetime to spend the afternoon with Prajakta, and be in a YouTube video with her where they did a myriad of activities wearing a Sumo suit!
A unique platform, Fankind unites celebrities, fans and charities thus giving fans an opportunity to experience a fun activity with the celebrity they adore; while also helping raise funds for a deserving NGO.
Through this association with Fankind, You Tuber Prajakta Koli has helped raise funds to support the The Banyan Foundation in Chennai. The total amount donated through this campaign is Rs. 1,19,800. The proceeds of this campaign will be used to support the salaries for one month of the Consultant Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist and General Physician at the recovery centre in Chennai, who help look after 180 residents by providing them with medical treatment, emotional support and counselling to those who are in need of love and care.
“This experience has been so enriching for me as much as anyone else. I would like to thank every individual who participated in the campaign and donated for this cause. It was such a fun time meeting the winner and playing such entertaining games with him,” said You Tuber Prajakta Koli
To participate in a Fankind campaign, fans have to donate on the website to the cause supported by each experience, which enables them to receive entries for a chance of a lifetime to spend the day with their favourite celebrity. The winner for each experience is chosen at random by a third party. Fankind takes care of the travel and hotel stay for the winner.
Speaking about the campaign, Anshula Kapoor, Founder of Fankind said, “This is the second fan experience that we have been able to fulfil and I am beyond grateful to every individual who contributed to Prajakta’s experience, as well as to Prajakta for agreeing to do a Fankind experience. Fankind aims at spreading goodwill across the country through this initiative thus, showcasing that a little support from everyone goes a long way”
GiveIndia, India’s most trusted online donation platform is Fankind’s philanthropy partner which will keep Fankind’s mission alive by achieving the desired goal and ensure that the donations received is directed to the right NGO thus, helping them in their endeavour. GiveIndia is responsible for keeping the entire process transparent and will also provide tax benefit certificates (80g) to the fans in order to certify the individual as an active donor with Fankind.
Fankind’s campaign with Karan Johar who is supporting ‘ActionAid Association’ to educate children and Ananya Panday who is raising funds for NGO ‘Hothur Foundation’ to empower acid attack survivors is currently live on the platform. People can support the cause by logging onto Fankind.org.