“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ” – Tom Brokaw
YachtYaari is a Mumbai-based Yacht Charter business, that began its year by giving back to the community. It is run by two Mumbaikars Rachna Sanklecha and Namisha Chopra. They customize sailing experiences exclusively for customers on Private Yachts right in the heart of Mumbai, near our very own Gateway of India. With years of experience in the field of sailing, they want to share their passion for sailing with as many people as possible.
Putting efforts to support a cause you are passionate about is something that defines you. It enriches your life, familiarizes you with your community, and connects you to people and ideas that positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life. Giving back to your community is an opportunity for you to grow as an individual, to better understand how you fit into the world around you.
“We wanted to make a difference by gifting a wonderful experience at the very beginning of the year to those who cannot afford it. We couldn’t have done it without the support and contributions of our customers, friends, and family who contributed immensely to this cause. The team of YachtYaari is extremely thankful to each one of them who made Spirit of Giving possible. A special thanks to those who took out time and came for the sail. We value their efforts and philanthropy. “, a message from the team of YachtYaari.
Spirit of Giving, the event organized by YachtYaari was a 5-tier drive to give back to the community that took place from 2nd to 7th January. For this drive, they collaborated with renowned foundations like Robinhood Army, Isha Vidhya of Isha Foundation, and Rang De Foundation. The itinerary of the drive was as follows:
- A sail for underprivileged kids in association with Robinhood Army was organized on the very first day. 21 underprivileged kids were taken for a sail around the Gateway of India. Before the sail, refreshments were distributed to the kids. Activities like feeding the seagulls and word games were conducted during the sail.
- Providing a yearlong educational scholarship for a kid from Isha Vidhya of Isha Foundation was part of the next tier.
- Lunch for 100 kids at a remand home in Chembur was organized during the week. Basic essential supplies were also provided to the concerned remand home.
- Towards the end of the drive, a social investment i.e. a microcredit investment was made at Rang De Foundation to support the entrepreneurial needs of various low-income households all over India.
- A lunch was organized for the residents of Shepherd’s Old Age Widows’ Home on the very last day of the drive. Basic essential supplies were also provided to the concerned old age home.
Investing time in enriching your community is a great way to broaden your perceptions of the world. By involving yourself in a community and encompassing yourself with people who are dedicated to bettering the world, you can understand so much about how the world works. You achieve a unique sense of purpose by helping those around you.
“When we came up with this idea, a lot of our contributors continually asked to let them know if we needed anything more. We were just merely mediums. Together as a community, we can do so much more. So, it’s going to become a tradition for us to give back to the society once in a while.”, added the team of YachtYaari.