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December 27, 2016 The CSR Journal

60,000 Carpenters Contribute Their Skills To Refurbish Furniture Free Of Cost


Over 60,000 carpenters across India came forward to contribute their services for repairing and refurbishing of old furniture. Woodworkers and contractors came together on a common platform in an initiative organised by Fevicol Champions Club (FCC).

The initiative was carried out over 291 cities, which saw around 750 NGOs and 46 institutes benefitting through the voluntary services of the participants. The event held in Mumbai and Thane highlighted the impact of selfless service with around 4,500 carpenters coming forward. Furniture repaired belong to not-for-profits and government institutes like blind schools, tribal schools, orphanages, schools for disabled, municipal schools, government schools, hospitals and old age homes amongst others.

Kishore a carpenter and participant said, “Our motive is to provide assistance to children to receive basic education in a comfortable environment. Many of the institutes are not in a situation to afford repair costs. Through this we contribute in our small way”.

Fevicol Champions Club (FCC) is an exclusive club for woodworkers and contractors. It serves as a platform for the woodworkers and their families to learn and enhance personal and professional skills to further expand their business. FCC has been undertaking various initiatives for socially beneficial activities including medical camps, blood donation, pulse polio, eye check-up, Swach Bharat Abhiyan cleanliness drive and baal mela among others.

Shramdaan Divas was featured in Limca Book of Records, Asian Book of Records among others.

Vivek Subramaniam, CEO, Fevicol Division, Pidilite Industries, said “The FCC community comprises of members who have significantly contributed to the society through their sincere services. This is an earnest desire towards ensuring that the skills of FCC members positively contribute and enhance living conditions in nearby communities. It has brought us immense delight to witness our FCC family grow and continue offering one day of labour to the underprivileged in our society.” 

Last year over 42,000 members had participated, reaching out to 650 NGOs. Shramdaan Diwas was celebrated across the country in cities like Delhi, Nagpur, Nasik, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot, Surat, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Patna, Jaipur and many others. 

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