What Would You Do With $50K?

Hmmm, interesting question. What would I do with $50,000? Pay off debt? Sock it away for retirement? Use it for a downpayment on a house? Take a dream vacation?

I suppose what you do with it depends on your goals, both long-term and short-term. One thing’s for sure. Getting a $50,000 windfall is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of us.



That’s why we’re so excited to participate in #UpgradeYourWorldIN. DFN has a chance to raise $50,000 from Microsoft. And every penny goes directly to the work in India.

Microsoft has already chosen 10 global organizations to receive grants, and now they are seeking local organizations as well. Since DFN only works in one country, India, we were not eligible for the global grant, but with your help, we have a shot at this one. But we can’t do it alone! We need you!

The nonprofit who will get the grant is the one who gets the most votes on social media between now and September 23 – that’s just a few more days. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen us posting with the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorldIN this month. We’re getting a bit of momentum, but as we near the finish line, we’re calling on everyone who believes in the cause of Dalit freedom and opportunity to join in.

It’s super easy to participate. Simply tweet or post a Facebook status tagging DFN and using the hashtags #vote and #UpgradeYourWorldIN. To make it easier, just copy and paste the info below into your own tweet or Facebook page. You can also share or retweet DFN’s posts to your own page.

You can vote one time per day, and we hope you will now through September 23. You can also vote through the #UpgradeYourWorldIN page or on our home page at the bottom. Thanks for your help!


My #vote goes to @DFN_USA to #upgradeyourworldIN. Please retweet!

My #vote goes to @DFN.USA to #upgradeyourworldIN. Please share!




Thanks To You, We Did It!

Because of your generous donations and faithful partnership with DFN, we are pleased to report:

Our 10,000 Reasons to Give a Fresh Start emphasis was a huge success! Thank you!

We are still calculating exactly how much you raised and we will update this information soon.

And what’s even more exciting is that the donations will be doubled, meaning even more Dalit children will have their education funded for this year.

We are beyond thrilled and we want to thank you for your investment in the lives of these beautiful children. You have definitely given them a Fresh Start, and we have 10,000 Reasons to be grateful!