The Corporate Diwali Giving is a non-profit community service program led by youth members. T.C.D. Giving began after the loss of many loved ones throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We dedicate our food to all those who have been impacted by the pandemic. We would like to give back to those who have lost family members. T.C.D. Giving invites you to cook with us in honor of them.
At T.C.D. Giving, we make home-cooked, vegetarian, Indian, meals every Thanksgiving to provide for those in need. Many immigrant families don’t have relatives here to celebrate with, so to help with that distance, home-cooked meals are given to those who may not have the opportunity to be with their loved ones. Inside the individual food, boxes contain rice, lentils, (which is a very protein-filled soup), a vegetable salad, and a sweet dessert. The food is then delivered by the participating families to the homeless shelters we choose to provide for that specific year. At the shelter, T.C.D. Giving volunteers help set up, supply, and warm the food. We stay through the duration of dinner time and give a speech which explains who we are, what we do, and what they are eating! This November, we will be donating 500 meals in total, this is 5 times the amount we did last year. These 500 meals will be distributed to 5 different shelters throughout the state of New Jersey.
Our T.C.D. Youth members include Ivanka Beriwala, Anya Singh, Rhea Rijhwani, Matthew Cooney, and Sara Garg. All of us collectively work together through Zoom to start up emails, social media accounts and organize charity events.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and our Instagram is @tcdgiving. We are all very determined to help others and spread our culture and message of hope and light by giving Indian meals to the community. All our food comes from the heart and we hope to help many people in the future. Namaste, TCD Giving.