BAS is an initiative run by India's leading online ticketing platform BookMyShow. Created with a vision to support special causes and enrich the lives of the less fortunate across India through the medium of "Experiences & Enjoyment."
What We Do
Creating Smiles for Miles
We, at BookASmile are investing a lot of energies to create an inviting community to ensure that the less fortunate sections of society can be privy to opportunities, activities and experiences from across genres like Sport, Cinema, Arts, Theatre & Music.
How We Do It!!
All it takes is 1 smile
All it Takes is 1 Smile
The BookASmile initiative operates on a Non-profit model. It harnesses its financial strength via the "Power of 1".
1 smile = 1 ticket = Re.1/-
Re.1/- is the basic amount that a customer can donate per ticket purchased on BookMyShow. The maximum donation cap being Rs. 5/-, irrespective of the number of tickets purchased.
BookMyShow is the official ticketing partner for the IPL, ISL, IPTL, Sunburn, & many other blockbuster events in addition to cinema ticketing. Through these portals and many others, BookMyShow can leverage the expertise of its clients and partners towards a good cause thus integrating growth and enhancement into the lives of many.
Earn & Learn
Earn & Learn
BookASmile encourages young adults from disadvantaged communities to get involved in being a part of the Earn & Learn initiative. These youth intern with the BookMyShow team at events and shows. We hope to encourage and inspire these youngsters and open their minds to meaningful and challenging job opportunities.
At BookMyShow, we are one big happy family, spread across many cities pan India. As a family we believe that charity begins at Home! Our employee engagement initiative gives all our volunteering employees the opportunity to reach out to society at large and contribute their time, energy and ideas towards the causes supported by BookASmile. Be it helping behind the scenes or actively at events sponsored by us, our BookMyShow family stands tall and stands together towards the greater good.
Where Is Your Rupee Going?
Advitya is a vocational and activity centre aimed at keeping differently-abled individuals constructively occupied by way of creative expression. At the centre, the special students, apart from receiving training and developing their skills in adding value to a range of handicraft products, are treated through various forms of therapies to help them overcome their behavioural disorders. In our endeavour to create awareness and acceptance of specially gifted people, we are passionately nurturing our vision - to cultivate a culture of compassion and kindness in society with the promise of an undimmed future.
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was founded in 1998 to address the plight of women trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and their children with centers in Falkland Road and subsequently in Kamathipura. While serving the women in sex trade, AAWC realized that the daughters of the Umeed women were at a great risk of being coerced into prostitution due to their extensive exposure to the red light district. Also, the toddlers of the women were often found idling on the streets while their mothers were soliciting with clients. As a result, AAWC started 3 programs: Umeed (hope) for women in brothel-based prostitution, Udaan (flight) for the daughters of the women and Umang (joy) for the toddlers. The services provided to the 3 programs are finance, health, education, empowerment, recreation and shelter home placement services.
The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives. Akanksha works in the field of education, initiating school reform through The School Project, and providing a supplemental education through the Akanksha centers.
Access Life Assistance Foundation provides a loving and temporary home for the parent or care taker and the child undergoing the treatment for cancer. Their mission is to offer a home-like environment for these families and also try to improve the quality of life of these children by providing practical support services, educational resources and recreational programs.
Angel Xpress Foundation is a Mumbai-based NGO working to transform the lives of underprivileged children through regular access to educated adults. They provide a platform for adults to fill the education needs of children who can grow up to make responsible choices. They currently operate out of three centres in parks and promenades across Mumbai city through tutoring sessions in English and Math. Children from the slums and migrant colonies come to the centers to connect with their educated, neighbours who care enough to teach, guide and respect them as individuals.
AMC is the oldest institution of its kind in Karnataka and the second at the national level addressing the problems faced by the mentally challenged and their families. AMC has been working since 5 decades to address special needs of the intellectually challenged individuals and their families throughout their life cycle. Today AMC supports about 180 children, adolescents, adults and their families. AMC’s aim is to educate, train and rehabilitate intellectually challenged persons and empower their families
Acorn Foundation is a registered trust in Mumbai and has initiated the Dharavi Project a NGO working among the wastecollectors/Ragpickers in the Dharavi area of Mumbai. The project was founded by Vinod Shetty and other likeminded volunteers and is educating more then 150 kids in the Dharavi area in its informal schools. It is a forum for education of underprivileged kids in the slums of Mumbai, founded on the belief that children are the most powerful messengers of change. Acorn has been spearheading efforts to inculcate civic and environmental consciousness through schools and offices..
Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota, commonly known as BOSCO is a Voluntary Organization (NGO) which rescues and rehabilitates street children in the city of Bangalore, through its 24/7 street presence. They render services to the deprived, marginalized and vulnerable children – such as street children, child laborers, runaway and trafficked children, abandoned and orphaned children, victims of all kinds of abuses, rag pickers, child beggars etc. The services include rescue, counseling, home reintegration, tracing missing children, health care, education (formal and In-formal education), vocational skill training, job placement, room placement, advocacy, personality enhancement, child labour eradication, HIV/AIDS awareness and National Research and Documentation
The Bombay SPCA including the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals was established in 1874. The organisation has given dedicated service to all types of sick and injured animals. Approximately 9000 - 10,000 animals are treated in a year and 300 - 400 animals remain in the hospital.
Child Help Foundation (CHF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to help needy and neglected children. The Foundation’s approach focuses on children’s basic education, development, intervention, treatment, care and lot more. They are a team of spirited individuals, who believe they can make a difference and that it is important to give back to our society.
Concern India Foundation: Set up in 1991, Concern India Foundation, a registered non-profit, public charitable trust extends financial and non-financial support to grassroots NGOs working in the areas of education, health and community development. Concern India Foundation works towards helping people help themselves by making the disadvantaged self-reliant and enabling them to lead a life of dignity. With this purpose we provide support in various ways to 270 grassroots NGOs that show a high level of commitment to their work, but lack the time and expertise to raise financial and other assistance and reach out to over 1,90,000 underprivileged people.
Dream a Dream empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast changing world, using a creative life skills approach.
Dream a Dream is an award-winning, professional charitable trust registered and based out of Bangalore. We have been working with young people from vulnerable backgrounds since 1999. Ours is an entirely collaborative approach with 60 partners, 3000 volunteers, impacting over 1,00,000 young people each year
The Father Agnel Ashram is a charitable institution in India. Founded under the inspiration and guidance of the Father Conceicao Rodrigues and a dedicated few, the movement started with an orphanage and a trade school in carpentry. Today this movement has grown from a humble beginning to a universal family. Under the guidance of Agnel Ashram Fathers, it caters to full fledged schools, industrial training centres, polytechnics, engineering colleges at the bachelor and post graduate levels and a School of Management and has spread its wings with large technical complexes at Bandra in Mumbai, Verna in Goa, New Delhi, Noida, Ambernath, Vashi in Navi Mumbai and in Pune.
gavaKsh an NGO is empowering urban children from humble backgrounds through literacy and creative learning initiatives. Their aim is to reach out to children with lesser means to provide them with meaningful education. The objective is to make education fun by using interactive learning and teaching techniques like dance, music, observation, art and craft, games, workshops etc. With an intention to ensure that each child who joins us, looks forward to the next session.
The Jungle Crows Foundation was set up in the year 2004 as an organization working with a sport-for-development approach with children and youth to ensure they grow up with the best of opportunities. We engage with young people through our passion for sport and then support our participants by working with them in their communities and supporting them as they grow-up. Rugby has been our principal sport and over the years, there have been many a success stories of youth being transformed from a life of little future to national and international players.
Magic Bus India Foundation uses the power of sports to impart essential life skills in children and youth. Magic Bus moves children out of poverty by nurturing them on a journey from childhood to livelihood.
Omashram Trust is a charitable trust founded in the year 2001 with the objective of providing care and succor to the old. At Omashram Old Age Home we have above 70 old, neglected souls being cared for. Omashram provides residential care with full boarding & lodging facility to the old with medical care nursing care to the old, belonging mostly to poor & middle class individuals (above 60 years of age) of all denominations
Picknuts is a social enterprise in education which creates happy, positive and knowledgable learning environments for students. It was co founded by Anupama Rathore & Ankita Kashyap in May 2015. "Knowledge walls and Project based Learning Workshops are our products!" They believe that every child can be a potential change maker provided they are given the learning environment to grow and develop their skills.
Picture Wala is a skill and slum development non--‐profit organisation that engages with street & slum kids in India. By use of different mediums of cultural arts and entertainment like cinema, art, music and sports, Picture Wala strives to engage, entertain and inspire these children. Set up in 2014, the aim is to empower the children and bring them back within the folds of the cultural fabric of our society.
St. Jude India Child Care Centres, with its 227 units in 18 Centres in 5 cities across India, provides free of cost holistic care to children, who are brought to large cities for the treatment of the child’s cancer, by parents coming from underprivileged backgrounds. The St. Judes package consists of nutritious food, infection-free shelter for the child and its parents, and educational, recreational and counselling services throughout the duration of the child’s treatment
Shraddha Charitable Trust is a workshop devoted to help rehabilitate the autistic and mentally challenged young adults. Autism is a disorder of the brain that causes lifelong development disability affecting their communication & social abilities thus these challenged people lead their whole life dependent on others. But at Shraddha, we believe, that with the help of special educators and dedicated volunteers their potential can be explored and thus begins their journey towards empowerment. They are trained to master simple skills such as pasting, folding, plastering, moulding, pressing etc. The daily activities boost their confidence and give them the thrill of creating. The products that they make are proof of the will power and perseverance of these special young adults.
Spark A Change is an organization that ensures positive transformation in children from low-income communities by providing them with knowledge, values & mentorship.
'Spreading Smiles Of Joy' is an endeavour to reach out to those in need & spread happiness, generosity, love & knowledge amongst them.
Under this initiative, a group of socially conscious people by the name of Team Spreading Smiles (TSS) have collectively adopted various charitable organisations across the city that deal with different causes. Supporting 13 NGOs in all of their requirements as well as plan events and visits at their place in an effort to spread smiles
The Lighthouse Project is a not-for-profit in Mumbai that connects working professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities, through one-on-one mentoring in a safe environment. Mentors spend 4 hours a month over an 8 month period building their aspiration levels, developing their life skills and social skills and exposing them to a world outside of their community. Currently The Lighthouse Project works in 4 areas in Mumbai, largely with children from slum communities and girls from Mumbai's red light district (Kamathipura).
The Vatsalya Foundation is a pioneer agency working for the children in need of care and protection since 1982. The Vatsalya Foundation caters to more than 3000 children through its various outreach projects & day care centres in Mumbai, community projects with tribal population in Shahapur, Murbad and Kasara in the state of Maharashtra. The outreach program for children, provides them with basic education, clothing, shelter, health and nutrition. Apart from these, regular interactions and networking with volunteers, they provide training in Capoiera (a Brazilian Martial Art), yoga, dance, painting, sports, theatre, gardening and other creative activities.
Yuwa works to empower girls by combatting child marriage, illiteracy and human trafficking in Jharkhand. Yuwa has developed a unique and intensive model using team sport and education to help girls take their futures into their own hands.
Apne Aap Women's Collective
Association For The Mentally Challenged
Child Help Foundation
Dream A Dream
GavaKsh - Window to Happiness
Omashram Trust Old Age Care
Shraddha Charitable Trust
St. Jude Child Care Centre
Spark A Change
Spreading Smiles Of Joy
The Lighthouse Project
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