A New Partnership

Hey! We’really happy to announce that The Crafting Table is now going to be entering a partnership with another business.

BookBite is another student venture founded to promote reading and the love of books. For Rs. 500 a month, you can subscribe and have a box with a special book of the month delivered to you. Visit their Facebook page here.

The idea of this partnership is a collaboration between both organizations. Every month, enclosed in the BookBite package, is going to be a little environment friendly goodie made by us. Since TCT is a non-profit, our revenue from this partnership will be donated to PFA – and as a plus, this partnership will result in another enterprise leaning humanitarian.

Visit to PFA

Hey! Rs. 6790 was donated in person to People for Animals, Bangalore. Thank you for your support.

The rehabilitation work they’re doing is truly phenomenal. Richa and I had the privilege of seeing an Indian jackal. Her rehabilitation is almost complete, and she’s going to be released into the wild as soon as the paperwork regarding her release is finished.

We saw a jungle cat (jungle kitten, rather) who was rather curious about us. It jumped up onto the peephole to get a better look at Richa and me. We were stunned by its beautiful green eyes.

We saw majestic barn owls, sleepy fruit bats, bashful star turtles, watchful slender lorises, and intimidating kites. Interestingly, a white-headed kite is more likely to be a hunting bird rather that a scavenger, in comparison to normal kites. Richa and I found it ironic that they have a literal “Hunter’s Mark”.

We were able to see a red sand boa, and a rat-snake whose eyes have been smashed in by a human attacker. Both of them are common non-toxic snakes found in India. and Richa and I were appalled to see that someone would resort to such cruelty towards animals.

A similar story applies to Elizabeth, a macaque monkey who was blinded when a fruit vendor threw acid at her face. Her facial tissue has recovered, but she is now permanently blind. Elizabeth will never be able to reenter the wild.

What did reenter the wild today was a rehabilitated kite that PFA allowed us to release.. It was a thrilling experience, and we’re glad to share it with you.

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Our Fundraising

Well, we’re happy to tell you guys that we, at The Crafting Table, raised Rs. 6,790 today. That’s right – our fundraiser raised nearly 7k. We’re looking forward to donating it to People for Animals. We’re also having another sale, but this one is available only to students of our school (Mallya Aditi International School). It will be a week long, and the total funds will be personally donated to the shelter. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Event

The Crafting Table is glad to announce another sale, at Safina Plaza, Bangalore. We’re selling the same kinds of products – textiles and cute scarves and headbands, accessories, and art and craftwork that you really don’t want to miss out on. Again, every single rupee goes to People for Animals, Bangalore.

Address: Safina Plaza, Main Guard Cross Rd, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

What time: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Date: January 22nd, Sunday

We’d love to see y’all there!

Why The Crafting Table Does What It Does

People often take a lot of things for granted. Have you ever spent even a moment of your life, terrified that you aren’t going to see food again for a very, very long time? Has your child ever fallen fatally ill, even though you have no means of taking care of them, no access to any form of medicine or care? Ever felt the feeling of helplessness when someone beat you mercilessly and locked you up in a cage, because you had no voice?

There are people out there, people who deserve the very basic dignity and rights that existence allows them – but it’s something they never receive. Why? Because society pushes them into the margins. If you can’t see something, if you can smother and suppress it, you can pretend it isn’t there, right?

I’m talking about transgenders. I’m talking about the disabled. I’m talking about malformed children. I’m talking about homosexuals. And yes, I am also talking about animals, because animals are people too.

We have a tendency to abhor anything different. People are, whether they admit it or not, scared of change, of new things. When they see something different, they react. And if what they perceive isn’t considered as good as them in any which way, society discriminates. If you can use them, like animals, exploit them, people think. And if not, do everything you can to make them nonexistent. Like it or not, it’s how humans think.

Everybody knows that it doesn’t have to be this way. Everyone knows that we could be a better society, a better place. So please, I implore you, start doing something. Start helping in whatever way you can. Volunteer. Support people. Start your own organization. Donate to other organizations. Any little thing can help. Any small thing could make someone’s future brighter, a better life.

So take that step into the future that we are all striving for. Let’s join hands everywhere and pledge to make the world a better place.