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An important goal of United Way Chennai is to promote the culture of giving in the city. We provide unique and innovative volunteering opportunities for different sections of the community. We believe that everyone can give and anyone who wishes to give should be given an opportunity to do so. This year, thousands of volunteers gave their time and supported causes that were close to their heart.

Our two major fundraising events are:

Annual Budget Meet

Budget Meet is South India’s biggest post budget analysis conducted annually after the Union Budget is launched. During this event, leading finance stalwarts, fund managers and industry experts analyse issues such as macroeconomic policy, investment strategy and capital markets. Notable speakers at the event in the past have been Mr.P.Chidambaram, Arvind Datar, Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Dr.C.Rangarajan and Parthasarathi Shome.

Using the funds raised during Budget Meet in the past years, United Way Chennai has transformed around 6 lakh lives across Tamilnadu in areas of education, health and sanitation, disability, environment, income and livelihood.

Battle of the Buffet

Battle of the Buffet is Chennai’s largest fundraising event where hundreds of NGOs participate to raise funds for their causes. This is held every year as part of Daan Utsav, the Joy of Giving week in October. In 2018, we raised about 2 crores to support 36 NGOs. The projects are currently underway.

Past Events


UWC created the Dream Madras platform to mobilize the student community for solving problems affecting the community

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The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2017

United Way Chennai partnered with The Wipro Chennai Marathon to raise funds for NGOs. Running has always been a great platform

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United Way Chennai and UNICEF organised the UNICEF CEO Run to encourage CEOs of leading companies to run for a social cause

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Sustainable CSR conversation 2017

UWC organized a conclave for CSR representatives from corporate companies across Chennai. The purpose of this was to help corporates

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Day of Action 2017

Every year, on June 21st, United Way celebrates ‘Day of Action’. The day is an opportunity for people to come together on a large scale and invest

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