Indian students giving back to community

Ritvi Khurana

India Post News Service

CHICAGO: Two Indian school going kids – Ritvi Khurana from Burr Ridge ‘Pleasantdale Middle School’ in 7th grade and Pyrus Kalra, a junior from Conant High School in Schaumburg,  are in forefront of the move to give back to the community.

They have donated over 150 toys and new clothes for the organization ‘Toy Box Connection’ run by Ms Michelle, a woman who has  dedicated her precious time for over a decade to bring smiles for the people in need.

Pyrus & Ritvi also volunteered giving their helping hand to sort the stuff according to age. Ritvi was collecting her birthday gifts from past four years and never opened or used them. Her mother is from India and provides help to those living in underprivileged areas in India. When she asked Ritvi to send toys to India, she said “Charity should begin at home and Chicago is our home.”

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Pyrus Kalra


She said, “I get joy from giving so many kids happiness with the toys and a greater respect for the things that I have.”  Her love for USA and her city is much appreciated.

Pyrus Kalra devotes community hours in other charities as well.  Pyrus’ parents maintain that “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving that makes life worth living.”

Toy Box Connection Mission

There is a world of children that do not have toys or books; The Toy Box Connection (TBC) acts as a connection between families and businesses that have new or used toys / books to donate. It then directly connects those toys / books to the children that need the toys/booksary goal is to touch the life of a child through the gift of a toy/bookas well as a day of fun .Need has no season so TBC connects toys, books, many other needed items as well as provides days of fun throughout the year.

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