Dream Sports Foundation stands in the frontline with the Nation to tackle the pandemic crisis together

Updates/ April 10, 2020

With COVID-19 threatening the lives and livelihood of millions, these are difficult and uncertain times for India. There are many underprivileged and at-risk families that need significant help in several ways. To support our nation at this time of crisis, Dream Sports Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports Inc. (the parent company of Dream11), has identified and partnered with several NGOs to provide support in the form of meals, essential ration and health supplies to those in need. We have partnered with over 6 NGOs to support daily wagers, underprivileged and families and children with special needs. Apart from supporting NGOs, DSF has also contributed/donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and PM CARES Fund. Through our various initiatives, since 1st of April, we have currently helped over 30,000 individuals and aim to reach over 1 lakh at-need people in the country eventually. 

Here is an overview of all our programs and efforts to battle the pandemic together:

  • Feeding India – Feed the daily wager initiative
    Feeding India has a network of 24,500+ volunteers present across 100+ cities in India. In partnership with them, Dream Sports Foundation is providing kits to 4000 families in Mumbai that consist of 10 kg rice/flour and 4 kg pulses (2 types) along with 1 kg salt, 1 kg sugar, 1-litre cooking oil and soap that will last each family of 4, a week. These families consist of daily wage labourers and below poverty line citizens. Distribution for this program began recently in various areas of Mumbai, with another round to be carried out on 18th April.

  • Angel Xpress Foundation
    Angel Xpress is an NGO that provides education to around 2200 kids whose parents are daily wage labourers, rag pickers, hawkers and migrants. This is offered free of cost across their 19 centres in Mumbai with 700 volunteers on board. Currently, they are pooling in resources and raising funds to ensure the families of their children can be provided with basic rations. DSF is supporting over 1000 such families with basic rations for 4 weeks with a relief package containing 5 kg rice or atta, 2kg dal, potato, onion, oil, sugar, rice, soap, and basic spices. The distribution for this program began on 4th April, and 635 families have been reached so far.

  • Pratham Mumbai, “Mumbai Food Project”
    Pratham Mumbai Education Initiative has launched the Mumbai Food Project to set-up temporary food camps and distribution zones across Mumbai. They are serving pre-packaged meals and grain/necessity kits using a network of volunteers while maintaining strict distancing and hygiene protocols. DSF has tied up with Pratham Mumbai to support the ‘daily cooked meals program’ under this project, serving 1600 high-at-risk individuals, identified and marked by them.

    The 15-day pre-packaged food program will offer two meals a day per individual. These pre-packaged meals will be distributed through NGOs and local volunteers to most at-risk families/individuals such as labourers, rag-pickers etc. that cannot cook for themselves. 

  • Save the Children India Initiative
    Save The Children India is a non-profit organisation that envisions India as a Child-Friendly Nation. Working with them, DSF is supporting low-income families by providing essential Health and Hygiene Kits that consist of dishwashing soap, bathing soap, detergent, handwash, sanitary pads and toothpaste to 3000 families in Mumbai for 1 month. The families shortlisted will be
    • Families of Students with Disabilities from their Special Care Centre.
    • Families of vulnerable women living in and urban slums
    • Families of students from their remedial centres 
    • Families of students attending educational interventions by STCI run in Municipal Schools
    • The distribution will be done in Turbhe, which is a very vulnerable area and shelter homes in the Mankhurd region, that accommodate major and minor victims of human trafficking. This program is scheduled to begin on 12th April.

  • Vandana Foundation
    DSF, in partnership with Vandana Foundation, has distributed dry ration to most at-risk and vulnerable families in Mumbai, through the Vandana Foundation whose work has increased many-fold since their program has begun. 

  • PM CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund COVID-19
    Dream Sports has contributed to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (CARES) fund that was set up for combatting, containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak. We have also contributed to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund which provides financial and other assistance to the people affected by the pandemic, especially those from economically weaker backgrounds.

  • Learning by Locals Foundation
    Learning by Locals is an NGO in Delhi that DSF is supporting by providing tea with breakfast to about 200 poor and stranded migrants due to the COVID-19 crisis. They are presently located in 10-12 locations in Sarojini Nagar, Kidwai Nagar and INA areas of New Delhi.  Many of the affected are families with infants and children. We are also providing bottled water to about 500 people who come to the Food Distribution Centre set up by the Delhi Govt. at Khalsa School, Sarojini Nagar. We are also helping in the distribution of food during lunch and dinner time. The program has been running from 9th April and will continue up to 15th April.

Our Partners and Donations

Chief Minister's Relief Fund
Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Save The Children India
Angel Express Foundation
Zomato Feeding India
Mumbai Food Project
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