The Festival of Giving


The festival of lights is just round the corner! As everyone scrambles buying new clothes and electronic goods, why not spare a thought for the underprivileged citizens of our country?

The Wipro Chennai Marathon is proud of the continued association with United Way Chennai, as charity partner. Last year, the TWCM / UWC team’s outstanding efforts raised 45 lakhs for various causes and organisations – from the Spastics Society of Tamilnadu to the Indian association for the blind.

The contributions from TWCM participants touched the lives of scores of mentally challenged children in Chennai & visually impaired students in Madurai, provided scholarships for higher studies to street children in Delhi, and contributed to a better classroom for learning disabled children at V-Excel school.

This year, we hope do even better, at The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2013. Your support and goodwill is, needless to say, the most important component of these fund-raising efforts.

The Pledging Platform

The contributions to various charities can now be made conveniently through the UWC pledging platform. All registered runners can access this platform at the following URL: Sign up to donate

The platform provides the means to – identify a charitable cause that is close to your heart (from the list of registered charities); make a donation yourself (any amount, Rs. 100 and above); request your friends and family to make a donation to your identified cause in your name, and most importantly, stay connected with like-minded individuals as we head towards race day.

What can you do?

If you are a runner already registered for TWCM 2013, irrespective of whether you registered as an individual or through your company, come participate in our fund-raising efforts. Click on this link: United Way Chennai

If you or your friend/family member missed the boat so far and haven’t registered for The Event Of The Year, act fast! TWCM registrations close on Nov 6th! Register to run, and donate! Register here: TWCM Registration

We know that each of us has a cause that is very close to our heart. If you don’t find a charity that you would like to support in our list, do contact us so that we can add them on after due processing at our end; or you could contribute to the general United Way of Chennai kitty, as well.

Little Things

Little drops of water,

Little grains of sand,

Make the mighty ocean

And the pleasant land.


Little deeds of kindness,

Little words of love,

Help to make earth happy,

Like the Heaven above.

                                                – (From, Julia Carney, 1845)

With over 10,000 participants expected to hit the roads at TWCM 2013, it is our fond hope that together we can help those members of our society who were not born with the privileges and comforts we all enjoy, everyday.

Let this Diwali be the Festival of Giving. Come sign up for the The Wipro Chennai Marathon, and the United Way Chennai, sign up to make a difference.

 Registrations for TWCM close on Nov 6th at midnight. Already registered runners can continue their fund-raising and contributing efforts till race day, Dec 1st, 2013.


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2 Responses to The Festival of Giving

  1. No better message on the eve of Deepavali. Thanks Puyal.

  2. aarti says:

    Lovely post Preeti.!!

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