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Joy ride. Get on your bike to support kids in India.

$21,202 raised
Starts: 1 Oct 2021
Ends: 31 Oct 2021

Joy ride. Get on your bike to support kids in India.


In Kolkata a lot of kids have pretty tough lives and don't get to enjoy just being kids (Covid has only made things worse). At Joyya we believe in Joy and we want to see more of it!

‘Joy Ride’ is your opportunity to bring a little joy! Your cycling efforts could provide awesome things like sports gear, craft supplies or sponsor fun outings, kids events and camps. Your support will help to give kids like Puja a good dose of fun and connection in their week.

Puja’s Story:

"Hi my name is Puja, I’m 15. I‘m the only daughter in my house, so I must help with all the work. I cook the meals, clean the house and wash the clothes for my family each day. I am in class 10 at school. I am lucky to go to school so I study as hard as I can – I know it will be good for my future.

I don’t have much time to spend with friends. But sometimes I can go to youth club or special events with other children. I love it when we can all laugh and play together – it brings joy to my life. It’s a bit silly, but it’s a lot of fun!"

We absolutely love that we get to run clubs and events that can help kids like Puja smile and laugh and connect with other children. Will you join us this October so that together we can make this happen for more kids?

How does ‘Joy Ride’ work? You’ll need to get creative and think of a biking challenge for October. Perhaps you’ll want to ride everyday? Forfeit the car, and use you bike for every trip? Use the balance bike to get to kindy? Use your e-bike to tackle all the cycleways in Ōtautahi? Or even bike 1000kms!

Then ask people to sponsor you for that challenge. Ask your neighbours, your school friends your nan…. anyone! They don’t even need to live in the same place. They simply need to log on and donate. You can keep them updated with your progress.

So let’s get on our bikes and bring some joy!

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Latest update

To all you donors thanks so much  2 November 2021

Well, the first Joy ride has come and gone and together we have raised over 20K.

Amazing ah.

That means because of your generous donation kids in really vulnerable communities will have festivals to go to, sports gear to share in the parks, craft gear to create with and fun events to participate in making their colourful communities a bit more fun and exciting.

So on behalf of those communities thank you. You all dug deep and made this world just a little bit better.

Well done.


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Latest donations

Mr. Yash Paul Mohindroo
Mr. Yash Paul Mohindroo on 10 Dec 2021    150kms for JOYYA
Aum Namo Shivaay
hung hsuan
hung hsuan on 09 Dec 2021
Joel on 24 Nov 2021    Rickshaw tours of Christchurch city
Kia ora Sean, hope this ride is a goodie! J.A.
Private Donor
Private Donor on 03 Nov 2021    Emiko's joyride for Kolkata kids
Thanks GS and RJ for your cash
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 03 Nov 2021
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