Animal SOS Sri Lanka becomes the first animal welfare charity to join Daraz Donates 

Animal SOS Sri Lanka is the latest non-profit organization to join the Daraz Donates platform. Daraz launched this multi-charity donation platform on the Daraz app and website in August 2022. With the addition of Animal SOS, the Daraz Donates platform now hosts seven (7) charitable organizations working to create, fund, and implement solutions to some of Sri Lanka’s most urgent challenges and pressing community issues.

Commenting on the partnership, Kim Cooling, Founder of Animal SOS Sri Lanka said, “We are thankful to Daraz for working in partnership with Animal SOS Sri Lanka, the largest sanctuary and most active rescue organisation in Sri Lanka. Being a no-kill organisation that fights to save the lives of Sri Lanka’s sick and injured street dogs and cats 365 days a year, it’s important that Sri Lankan organizations such as Daraz are behind our efforts. Every company partnership and sponsorship help us to save lives, continue our work and pave a better future for all living beings in Sri Lanka. There is no greater gift than the gift of life.”

Daraz Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of Daraz that covers donations, community upliftment initiatives and volunteering programmes across South Asia. Within the ambit of Daraz Cares, Daraz Donates connects users of the platform to multiple trusted charities and non-profit organizations that focus on assisting vulnerable communities affected by social, economic, and environmental challenges in the local landscape. Since its official launch in August 2022, Daraz Donates has gained nationwide popularity and raised funds in excess of USD 1000 by year-end.

Commenting about her experience as a donor on the platform, Indhuja Jeyanathan from X said, “Donating through Daraz Donates on the Daraz app is simple and convenient. Given that Daraz is a reputed entity in the country, I have the additional assurance that my donations are channeled toward meaningful causes. Most importantly, it provides an opportunity to donate to multiple causes on a single platform which makes it even more convenient to be a part of a range of community concerns within one single app.”

Sharing her views on the platform Head of Corporate Affairs, Public Policy and ESG at Daraz Sri Lanka Anishka De Zylva said, “Daraz Donates is an effective and transformative platform for local and global non-profit organisations operating in the country. In addition to providing non-profits with the tools, technology, and training they need to raise funds online, the platform also helps raise awareness of their causes among millions of users visiting the Daraz app daily. To ensure the credibility of the organisations registered on the platform, Daraz developed a thorough due diligence process that is applied to every entity that registers to raise funds through the Daraz Donates platform.”

Child Action Lanka, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, LEADS Sri Lanka, Samastha Lanka Kidney Patients Association, The Sunshine Charity, SOS Children’s Village Sri Lanka and Animal SOS Sri Lanka are the non-profit organisations registered on the Daraz Donates platform. Those who wish to be a part of the change that technology is driving in the communities of Sri Lanka can now donate to a cause they are most passionate about via