Together we can.
Giving back through life-changing experiences.
Giving back through life-changing experiences.
Konnekt Global, the youth wing of Kulture Kool Inc., is a non-profit organization founded with the aim of connecting youth worldwide to move resources required for academic success from global communities who can donate to communities who need them. We have youth-driven teams in the USA and India to handle the collection as well as distribution.
We conduct donation drives, fundraisers and other community driven projects to collect gently used school supplies, art supplies, shoes, backpacks, clothes, and other essentials and donate them to school students and people in need, locally and internationally.
Lightly used items can thus be recycled and reused and prevented from reaching landfills and lessen the amount of trash on our planet.
We feel this distribution of resources is vital for sustainability
We plan to build a sustainable model to ensure that resources reach communities that need them the most.
SUPPORT. Help out by participating in our coat drives, clothes and supplies drives, and other donation projects.
DONATE. Either monetarily or by participating in our auctions and fundraising activities.
MENTOR. Your invaluable experience and support in guiding our team will be greatly welcomed and appreciated!
Through Konnekt Kafe, we aim to provide home-cooked meals to community kitchens and bring a smile to people's face! Even YOU can sign up to cook a dish! Use the link below to sign up!
Students may have trouble getting back to schoolwork this fall. With Konnekt Study Pods, your child can get the help they need with a group of other students in the same grade. Through homework help, concept reinforcement, and enrichment, your child will be prepared to handle their schoolwork despite virtual learning difficulties. Sign up:
Through this project, we hope to connect the youth to the seniors through various activities. We truly believe it provides an opportunity for both groups to learn new skills.
Please reach out if your town would be interested in doing something similar!!
We partnered with Succed2Gether to provide classes to underprivileged children. This included drawing, dancing, theater and more!
We will be collecting gently used or unused coats and jackets and donating them to local communities where they are needed. Help us make a difference this fall and winter, and contact us to drop off your donations!
We're selling plenty of cool items! For just $5, you'll be able to bid for a number of home and decorative items. All proceeds will go toward future projects. So, if you're hoping to find something that'll catch your eye, visit our Silent Auction and see what you can get! Please reach out if you have any items you wish to donate for auctioning, or want to help us buy.
So many seniors don't get a single call from their friends or family. We launched a special project called Konnekt Kards, and we are calling on YOU to write and design letters/cards. A small card like this can make their day really special!
Open to all students, grades 7-12! Mark down your calendars for May 16 (10am - 1pm). Recieve insight from various professionals on potential career pathways. You even get a chance to interact with them and ask them any questions. Visit our Google Site to sign up and find more details!
We are holding our SECOND Project India Drive! Thanks to your help and donations, the first drive was a success, and the kids in India for delighted to receive new clothes and supplies! If you have any donations, please drop it off at Kulture Kool in Rutherford.
We are now a 501(c)(3) certifiied organization, which means we are offically a not-for-profit and exempt from taxes! We will continue to work hard on our mission and help communities around us.
As part of the Power of Youth Challenge, we have won the America's Promise Alliance Grant for $250!
We have earned the 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency!
We have been accepted as a finalist for the Indian Philanthropy Alliance Youth Essay Competition 2020! Check out our submission:
The President's Service Award honors volunteers across America making a difference in the community.
Our first of year of Konnekt, all 6 of our founding members received this prestigious award, contributing over 75 hours.
We conduct several fundraisers which help us pay for our projects and team building activities! Please support us by participating in them!!
We partnered with Sprinkled with Cupcakes to sell delicious cocoa bombs and gourmet cookies. The funds raised are currently being used toward our Konnekt Kafe project!
We held a virtual silent auction where you could bid on a variety of unique objects. All the funds went to various of our projects.
Shop more than 750 top brands using gift cards! When you buy one, you get the full value (no extra money comes out of your pocket).
You can order an e-gift card redeemable at any Krispy Kreme near you for a DOZEN glazed donuts!! All proceeds will go toward Konnekt Kafe.
They were also sold at Kulture Kool's annual recitals!!
Use the link below to order:
Anya Singh is a freshman at Montclair Kimberly Academy, NJ. She has combined her deep passion for dance, tennis, and technology with a dedication to help children in her community. Her goal is to make a positive impact on children globally.
Rhea Chakradeo is a rising Junior at Montclair Kimberley Academy. She has a continually growing love for animals and medicine. Through Konnekt, she hopes to diminish wealth inequity.
Arjun is a sophomore at High Tech High school. He has volunteered at the Hudson County Food shelter and many other volunteer organizations. During the summer he conducts free science and math sessions at local libraries. He is very excited to be a part of Konnekt.
Shriya Dani is a freshman at Ridgewood High School, NJ. She is the head of communications and finance at Konnekt. She has a passion for dance and music, and enjoys teaching others. She hopes to use her skills to help her community.
Human Resources Coordinator
Aditi Dam is a computer science student at Bergen County Academies, New Jersey. An avid reader and musician, she works on the technological aspects of Konnekt. She aspires to help make a change in the world, starting with local communities.
Social Media Coordinator
Shrushti Chavan is a freshmen at McNair Academic High School. She enjoys working with art and technology, as well as designing at Konnekt. She hopes to one day change the world and leave a mark, whilst helping her community and people around her.
Anshi Agashiwala is a freshman at Secaucus High School. Some of her hobbies include singing, reading, and drawing. With Konnekt Global, she hopes to help underprivileged children globally.
Hello, my my name is Archis Karlekar and I'm from Rutherford NJ. I go to I go to school at Dwight Morrow/Academies at Englewood. I am a very dedicated individual and participate in numerous extracurricular activities such as soccer, karate, percussion, and many clubs.
Navya Gupta is a freshman at Ridgewood High School. She loves to dance and play tennis, as well as work with children. Through Konnekt, she hopes to give back to the community!
Nicholas is a junior at Saint Peter’s Prep. He is passionate about the sciences and has a sincere appreciation for the arts. He hopes to use his academic and artistic experiences along with his cultural background to introduce meaningful opportunities for success to children around the world.
Shaktiraj Parmar is a freshman at Saint Mary's High School, NJ. He has a passion for engineering, cooking, and astronomy as he hopes to help solve the existential threat of climate change. His goal is to make the world a safer place, starting with local communities.
Siya Wadhare is a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren NJ. She is involved in swimming, guitar, and technology. She also has a dedication towards serving her community. Her goal is to make a difference on children from around the world.
Thomas Matos is a junior at Saint Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ. He is a year-round tutor in a wide variety of subjects such as science, math, and languages. Aside from being a swimmer, Thomas is passionate about biological sciences and language learning. He is very excited to join the Konnekt team!
Vedika Mayur is a sophomore at Bridgewater Raritan High School NJ. She is extremely passionate about dance, basketball, golf, and most importantly helping out her community in any way possible. Her biggest aspire is to make a difference in the community and help as many people as she can.