KARACHI: The Art of Giving (AOG) held its first-ever Open House at Port Grand to provide an opportunity for the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations to showcase their philanthropic and noble social work to potential donors.
AOG has partnered with National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and CSR Club Pakistan to combine leading charities, philanthropists and donors in one place to leverage maximum resources for genuine charitable causes in the country.
AOG CEO Raheel Aslam said the open day was held to celebrate the fact that eight out of ten Pakistani citizens fully believe in the concept of charitable giving, regardless of their socio-economic status.
He said these generous Pakistanis donate an average of Rs 10,000 every year but this money does not reach real charitable causes and instead has become the reason for the massive increase in the threat of begging in urban centres.
He said that despite such massive charity every year by such a large number of concerned citizens, Pakistan still ranks 107th on the World Giving Index only because a very large portion of donations in the country end up between the hands of beggars.
Aslam said AOG also showcased its latest innovation on the occasion, Pakistan’s first-ever automated kindness machine, which enabled potential donors to use a transparent, digital and fully accountable mechanism to partner with up to 20 leading nonprofit organizations. in the country in real time.
Mr. Naeem Qureshi President NFEH and CSR Club of Pakistan, Engr Nadeem Ashraf VP NFEH signed the two agreements to promote fundraising and awareness for various welfare projects.
Also on this occasion, various memorandums of understanding were signed to promote good social causes in the country.
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