To provide a space that facilitates fulfilling of needs through donations.
To nurture a spirit and joy of giving in children.
Upayn is a Sanskrit word meaning “donation in the form of a gift”. Deepastambha hosts multiple donations under one roof, which includes donations like blood, eye, skin, clothes, toys, books, e-waste, medicine etc.
Donation is often perceived as an act where the donor assumes highest importance and hence the superiority.
Deepastambha’s Upayn, follows a common rule that the things given for donation should not be too old/torn or damaged and will have to be distributed as if they are gifts. At Deepastambha, donation is envisioned as an act, where both; the donors as well as the receivers occupy the place of dignity and hence should be duly treated.
Upayn runs on the principle of decentralization, thereby encouraging and planning these donation drives in collaboration with the community. With the participation of over thousands of people including the residential groups and companies, Upayn is like an annual celebration.
Up till now Upayn has been organized in Nashik, Pune,Kolhapur and Mumbai, with more than 14 donation drives happening at once.