In the forthcoming years our plans are very straight and will be towards making the organization self-sustained.
Cross blood foundation is having a strong feel that an indigenous blood bank would be an ideal solution for the long run. As this would help us work towards stocking more blood in all forms. A mobile blood bank would be the best solution for sourcing blood from corporates as there is a lack of infrastructure to accommodate donors. Both the project put together would come up to around 2.5 crores. Our main challenge in 2016 would be to raise funds to this tune and make both the blood bank and mobile blood bank a reality.
Increase the volunteer base
We would like to create a rapid volunteer base increasing activity at various levels and create healthy participatory programs where the volunteers could interact with affected children with cancer and those who are terminally ill. We would be creating a membership module and give them the option on which platform they could participate in. We would be eying at around 2000 by the end of 2016.
We are adopting various fundraising activities some of them are;
Rose run Marathon on the Rose day 2016 whose activity will start from mid-April. A team or an organizing committee would be created to organize the run which would aim at bring in cancer awareness among general public and the importance of blood donation.
Musical extravaganza for college students, more of an intercollegiate musical competition.
Becoming beneficiary of major show that are scheduled in 2016.
Work on a skill development center under the skill development initiative scheme (SDIS), National skill development corporation (NSDC) scheme or a community college program under Tamilnadu Open University. The courses offered would be DMLT, PGDMLT and other pathological courses. This would be our initiative towards sustained income and community service as the course under SDIS and NSDC are free to the participants.
This is a new gen inclusion as the whole world is moving online we would be selling cancer awareness merchandise and handicrafts work of cancer affected children or individual, self-help groups(SHGâ€™s) and destitute women. These ethnic products would fetch good value in the European and American market if we ae able to get fair trade certificate.