Saturday, November 01, 2008

"XL-Dream-Run" - Donate for an XL Cause

Hello Folks!
Seeking your contribution for The XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust:
XL Dream Run (Nov 16th, '08):
(organised by XLANC, XL Sportscom, CII's Young Indian Chapter @ XLRI, & XLRI Alumni Association)
- 300 XL students (including the exchange program students from foreign B-Schools) & Faculty have registered to participate in the XL Dream Run for this cause
- Donations received from alumni across batches (earliest 73batch & youngest 07batch) and from across the globe (Egypt, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA... and of course, India ;)
- Contributions from the "Early Donors" (during last one week) have given us a head-start with a kitty of approx $1850... and more are coming
The Cause:
The XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust is supporting 3 Social Entrepreneuship Ventures by XL students who have decided to take the "road less travelled" as a career option. These are nascent ventures, currently in the form of partnership firms. We are trying to provide them support through the initial incubation loans (thanks to the Rs 10.5lac contributions received from the XLRI batch of '81 and from the Jamshedpur Alumni Chapter)
The details of the social venture projects approved to be funded by the Trust are available at:
Briefly, these are:
- Parichay: a venture to connect the rural/tribal artisans & craftsmen to the market. It was covered here earlier this month:

- Swavalamban: a venture to use "ox-driven generator" (patented technology) to provide electricity to rural India. It was covered here a few days back:

- Dreams4Others: a venture to use online market-surveys to provide funds to NGOs.

To raise funds for these and other future activities of the XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust, we are organising the XL Dream Run ( , on Nov 16, '08 - where the XL students/faculty will run for the cause, and the alumni can pledge money for the cause.
How You Can Contribute:
1. You can make an online donation through the Paypal Account on the website
2. Make a bank-transfer/ send check on following details
XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust
SBI XLRI Branch Code: SBIN0004660
A/c No: 302740851721
(pl send the transaction details to
3. Cheques to XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust can be sent to:
Dr Madhukar Shukla
Secretary - XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust
CH Area East)
Jamshedpur 831 035 (India)
If you can contribute (whatever amount) it will be our pleasure to have your name at:
Please also help us out by communicating/ pleading/ coercing/ blackmailing your bachmates or other xlers - even non-XLers - to contribute ;)
This will be one of its kind event - and we also look for you help for Corporate Sponsorship, Media Coverage, etc.

thanks and cheers


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