Nearly 145 neighbours living near Sector 50, Noida got up this Christmas morning to celebrate a bit differently. Using the NearGroup app, they met up and decided to become Santa for underprivileged kids living in nearby slum.
They organized the event in a park nearby to donate old woollen clothes, books, pencils and sweets to street-kids. They also played carrom, badminton and tambola along with them.
Says Manjoe, present during the event, “This kind of experience can only be created with neighbours. I have a few friends in Gurgaon, but don’t have time to go and meet them. Thanks to the app, I was able to connect with such amazing neighbours. These street-kids had an amazing time.”
NearGroup App lets users interact with their neighbours to, build a better locality, meet nearby people, carpool, exercise, play-sports, volunteer-together and solve local-issues, etc. More than 10,000 users in Delhi NCR are using this in Delhi/NCR region.
Explains founder Prashant Pitti, an alumni from IIT-Madras, “We live in a digital world where people across geographies are connected like never before. Yet most of us are unaware of who lives in our neighbourhood and in times of need, we travel distances without seeking the help of our neighbours. With NearGroup, we aim to connect like-minded neighbours to build a better neighbourhood.”
For more, visit http://facebook.com/neargroup