#ShareASeat – Christmas Event

There is a popular saying that joy is found in not finishing an activity but in doing it. We all live such a busy life and often forget to live for ourselves and for others. When we first thought of doing our first #ShareASeat campaign, few of us just came forward and decided to celebrate a day, not knowing that it would be such an amazing experience that we would make it an annual affair. And glad we continued it.

#ShareASeat

For those who haven’t heard about our #ShareASeat campaign, we, along with a few kind-hearted friends come forward and contribute to raise funds to organize a special screening of a film for less-privileged children from the NGO Angel Xpress Foundation. And we conclude the event with sharing gifts with them from the remaining funds raised.

On 24th December, 2016 we all decided to come forward yet again and this time screen one of the most awaited films of the year, Dangal at Cinepolis at Andheri West. We got to admit that this year we wanted to go a step ahead of our last two years’ experience and do something more exciting for the kids. We even tried our luck to get Mr. Aamir Khan for the screening and to spend some time with the kids. Unfortunately, a short notice always makes it difficult to get things in place as we want it. But that came in the form of a disguise when an international brand like Porsche decided to join hands and give a joy ride for these kids.

Porsche cars waiting for the kids at Bandra Bandstand

Porsche cars waiting for the kids at Bandra Bandstand

Getting into the details of the lovely day, it started at 8:30 am at Carter Road when Porsche reached to pick up 15 kids out of the 65 kids from Angel Xpress Foundation’s Bandra Center at Bandstand. While the remaining 50 kids pushed off to Cinepolis in a bus, these 15 kids got an opportunity to race to their screening in a Macan, Cayenne and Cayenne GTS respectively. A perfect start to the initiative.

Porsche

Cinepolis

We took the 9:45 am show for Dangal at Cinepolis for which the cinema hall decided to give us tickets at a discounted price. Everyone part of this initiative were also given a Pepsi and Popcorn during the film. The best part about the screening was the movie itself. Such an inspiring film with brilliant performances. Thoroughly entertaining experience for everyone.

angel xpress foundation

Post which, these children were treated with refreshingly delicious boxes of Biryani from Spice Box tiffin service. Spice Box now has been a part of this initiative since the last 3 years. After all there is nothing that can replace the joy of feeding others. The boxes come in a beautiful packaged and is very hygienic. Check them out here: http://spicebox.in

Spice Box

Spice Box

Post the meal, the Porsche Joy Ride for the remaining children continued till we finally bid them goodbye with their gifts. Day like this often makes you forget everything in life and just spread joy.

Joy ride with Neha Kapoor

Joy ride with Neha Kapoor

joy ride with Parampara Patil Hashmi

Joy ride with Parampara Patil Hashmi

joy ride with Avdhut

We like to thank all our friends and people who came forward to successfully execute this beautiful initiative. We hope to make it bigger and better everyone, to raise more funds, bring in more sponsors and contribute to the best Christmas ever for these kids. We all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Author: TBS Contributor

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