Teen’s ‘Trillion Angels’ Touching Hearts And Spreading Hope
India-West Staff Reporter
MILPITAS, CA – It all began during Priyanka Ganguly’s time on the student council at her middle school, where an annual Thanksgiving tradition involved donating to a local shelter. That visit proved to be an eye-opener, as she witnessed the struggles faced by children who lacked access to basic food and supplies. Determined to make a difference, she founded TrillionAngels (www.trillionangels.org)
This was three years ago. Currently a senior at Milpitas High, she continues her work.
The fundraising began with bake sales but soon turned into a passionate movement as she enlisted like-minded high schoolers across four high schools in the bay area and increased the scope of fundraisers.
Targeting a bigger, global impact, she began forging connections with international youth shelters. The collective energy of TrillionAngels has grown, and so has the impact.
Over $6000 and more than 300 items have been donated to children in five countries: Vietnam, Philippines, India, Australia, Ukraine.
“It’s been really transformative. You learn a lot when you’re collaborating with people who are just as dedicated as you are in doing good,” said Priyanka. “This experience has transformed me into an even more collaborative, resourceful and driven leader.”
For her efforts, she recently received the President’s PVSA gold award and Councilmember commendation award from San Jose councilman Domingo Candelas.