Last winter, I wrote about young people working to help street animals (read the post here). One of the individuals from that post, Tejshree Savara, has since launched the We Exist Foundation, and the We Exist brand of pet accessories, for the welfare of Indian dogs. She recently took over the bar at Sly Granny restaurant in Delhi, to raise funds. Read on to know more and also for information on how you can contribute.
Tejshree Savara, Founder of The We Exist Foundation, at the Bar Takeover at Sly Granny
THE WE EXIST FOUNDATION:
Launched in 2018, this not-for-profit organization aims to improve the living conditions of underprivileged dogs in India. They organize vaccination, spaying and neutering drives, generously share resources with other animal shelters, and encourage adoption of neglected animals. They also have a research wing that looks into the genealogy of Indian dogs.
The foundation raises funds for these ventures, through the sale of premium pet products and accessories; donations and fundraisers; as well as through strategic partnerships with organizations with a similar purpose.
With Tejshree at the Bar Takeover
THE WE EXIST FOUNDATION’S ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR:
To battle the excruciating heat this past summer, the foundation launched a ‘water bowl initiative’, and placed concrete bowls in most residential colonies. November saw a ‘winter sterilization drive’ of 40 dogs, to make their rehabilitation in society easier. Further, 200 gunny beds were distributed as part of the ‘cozy bed initiative’. Since its launch, the foundation has been responsible for the adoption of 10 puppies in loving homes.
All these programs have been made possible by the sale of We Exist pet products, as well as through fundraisers, and product collaborations such as the special candles made by Paper Planes and Bombay Perfumery. The most recent fundraiser took place at Sly Granny, Khan Market.
Enjoying the gin-based cocktail ‘The Royal Rajapalayam’; the specially curated cocktail menu for the event
THE BAR TAKEOVER AT SLY GRANNY, KHAN MARKET:
Since its launch in August 2018, Sly Granny has become a popular haunt in Khan Market, New Delhi. Its bevy of delicious cocktails and beautifully plated, tasty European dishes (read my Zomato review here), ensure long lines on a daily basis. Granny’s Parlour is the cozy area on the second floor of the property, ideal for private parties and events.
‘Bar Takeovers’ are being popularized by young entrepreneurs, who can either showcase their bartending skills, or raise funds for causes close to their heart. After a successful bar takeover at PDA (Zomato review here), GK-II Market; Tejshree teamed up with Arjun Guleria of Digital Marketing firm ‘Beam & Words’; to serve up some deliciousness for Delhi’s underprivileged animal community.
Four yummy drinks were curated specially for the occasion, which included ‘The Majestic Mastiff’, ‘The Royal Rajapalayam’ the ‘Red Rampur Hound’, and ‘The Bumbling Beagle’. I enjoyed my gin-based Rajapalayam thoroughly, sweetened further by the fact that its sale was contributing to a worthy cause.
HOW TO DONATE:
All details are given below. Please donate whatever you can to help our furry friends. To read about another organization working to preserve endangered animals on a larger scale, visit this post.
Address of Sly Granny: 4, Khan Market, New Delhi
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