YoGift -
New charity supporting children in poverty in India

YoGift is a UK registered charity that aims to activate the gratitude of the UK yoga community to help India combat child poverty.

YoGift (UK registered charity 1197129) raises funds in the UK which we then direct to organisations working on the ground in India to alleviate child poverty.

We developed from a small group coming together during lockdown to catch up, check in on each other and keep in touch.  As we chatted our catch ups inevitably turned to yoga and to reflecting on our yoga practice.  We thought about its origins in India and how the high levels of poverty in India were made much worse by the aftereffects of the global pandemic.  

We reflected upon how grateful we were for our yoga practice and for the friendship and community that has developed from our yoga and wellbeing practices.  The time and space given to us by ongoing lockdowns led us to think about what we could do to bring practical meaning to our gratitude.  This led us to create our very own charity, YoGift, to raise money and support children in poverty in India.

YoGift was established not only as a response to the worsening of conditions for many people in poverty in India, but also to offer a practical way to celebrate our gratitude for the gift of yoga in our lives.  To give thanks to the country where many spiritual and wellbeing practices that we value so much originated.

We raise funds in the UK which we then direct to established partners in India.  The first organisation we have chosen to partner with is Harmony house,  just outside Delhi.  Pairing with established charities in India means that we can direct funds quickly and efficiently where they are most needed.  

Harmony House is a children’s day centre in an area called Gurgaon,  just outside Delhi.  It’s located next to a slum area where most of its children live.   It takes in over 1000 children every day and supports them in education, nutrition, healthcare, well-being, vocational training and employment and careers placement.   As YoGift grows our intention is that other children’s centres around India will benefit in the same way.  We recognise that we have small beginnings, but we have big aims and ambitions to develop and grow our fundraising, so that we can bring more partners on board and through them support as many children as possible.  

We recently experienced first hand what your donations can achieve on a recent trip to India, when we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Harmony House, check out our blog for full details.

YoGift in practice – Making a difference


At YoGift we would absolutely love some help and the good news is that there are lots of ways that you can be part of the YoGift community and help support children in poverty in India.


This is how you can help


 Hold a fundraising event, yoga class, exercise class, bike ride, walk, trek, bake sale, birthday party – anything – and send the proceeds to YoGift – email us hello@yogift.org and we will send you a fundraising pack.  A great way to have fun with friends, family, colleagues and support children in poverty in India at the same time.

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Display our posters/contact details in your shop, workplace, studio – email us at hello@yogift.org and we will send you some information.

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Give YoGift donation vouchers as a gift – it can sometimes be really difficult to come up with new and creative gift ideas – you could make a donation to YoGift as a gift for a loved one on a special occasion – simply drop us a quick email, hello@yogift.org and we will send you a voucher that you can give to your loved one to say you have donated on their behalf.

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 Join us in our own YoGift led fundraising events – we hold yoga raves, walks and treks, cycle rides and online yoga classes – all to raise vital funds for YoGift as well as having fun, getting together, meeting new people and creating community.   Keep a look out on the website and instagram for dates and details 

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 Set up a regular donation – just contact your bank to set up a monthly direct debit/standing order to : YoGift (business/charity a/c) Sort code: 08-92-99 A/c no:67242911

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Volunteer with us! We’re always looking for help with social media, event planning, all kinds of things!! If you would like to help please contact us on hello@yogift.org and we’ll talk!!!

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 Donate now!

If you’re able to donate straightaway, then please join us in showing gratitude for our yoga practice and click the link below to donate.

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YoGift is a registered UK charity number 1197129

Get in touch with YoGift by emailing us at hello@yogift.org