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5 COVID-19 Fundraisers You Can Donate to This Weekend

Here are a few initiatives that are helping make a difference

Rolling Stone India May 26, 2021

Artists (from left) Dot., Second Sight and Achint will be hosting virtual gigs to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. Photos: Abheet Anand; Aaditya Rawat; Omar Iyer

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Dot. Living Room Session (DEF Covid Relief)

New Delhi-bred singer-songwriter Aditi Saigal aka Dot. will be playing an intimate livestream gig from her living room on May 30th via online platform Skillbox. The proceeds from the show shall go towards the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) focusing on rural India affected by the pandemic.

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Music for a Cause

Indian music distribution platform OKListen and UK-based audio-only livestreaming outlet Gramrphone have teamed up for a month-long campaign called Music for a Cause so that indie artists are able to engage with their audiences in a meaningful manner. With the help of Gramrphone’s high-quality audio tools and OKListen’s monetization services, Indian artists that include Su Real, Shakthisree Gopalan, Frappe Ash, Achint and Abhi Saikia will host their own radio shows and raise funds for a charity of their choice. In addition, OKListen and Gramrphone will match the revenue raised and donate it.

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All For One

From standup comedians to musicians and even quizzes, online platform Paytm Insider has put together a massive lineup of artists as part of their All For One campaign that takes place on May 30th. The initiative is not only to make you smile during these tough times but to also raise funds towards a number of charitable organizations such as animal shelter Friendicoes, humanitarian aid NGO Hemkunt Foundation, Mumbai-based food program Khaana Chahiye and more.

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Concerts for Covid Relief

Over the weekend, indie artists from four different cities; Ahmedabad-based Meera, Bengaluru’s Mahesh, Mumbai outfits Second Sight, Echoes of Cadence, Aman Jagwani & Anubha Kaul as well as Mansi Multan from New Delhi will be performing virtual gigs. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Dr. Tushar Shah COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Citizens’ Covid War Room

Citizens’ Covid War Room founded by artists and event organizers aims to help those affected by the pandemic to be able to afford treatment and care. Besides that, they are also providing monetary relief to families that have lost an earning member due to COVID-19.

Donate here and here.

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