This poem never fails to pick me up. I found this beautiful piece of art on Etsy and thought of featuring it here.
(Original FB post published on March 29, 2020)
These pictures say it all and we can do our bit to help even if we don’t know any of them. Please donate to NGOs, organisations and individual initiatives who are ensuring safety and essential goods to daily wage workers, migrated labourers and other underprivileged communities.
I've compiled this list using online sources and conversations with friends. Please do your homework and take your pick.
Diya Ghar is providing food and hygiene products such as soaps, hand wash etc to those who have lost their livelihood temporarily or permanently during this lockdown. At the moment, the fastest way to reach them is via their email: email@example.com, website: https://www.diyaghar.org/
GOONJ, Contact Goonj Team at 9663798026 / 9620136320 / 080-43752143 for help in Bengaluru.
CAPS Foundation. Get in touch on 9886683697
Bank Details: Account Name: CAPS Foundation
Account Number: 64054464963
Bank Name: State Bank of India
IFSC Code: SBIN0040159
Branch Name: Hanumanthnagar
AMAN BIRADARI TRUST, https://amanbiradari.org/
We are accepting online donations to be able to provide meals to those stranded without food in the lockdown, including the homeless and riot victims: Account Name: AMAN BIRADARI TRUST, Bank Name: IDBI Bank, Branch Address: 1/6 Siri Fort Institutional Area, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi - 49
GOONJ has increased their efforts to supply food, grocery and other essential materials to daily wage labourers and other needy individuals. Contact: 011- 41401216, 26972351
Ajeevika Bureau - Call at 9958161866 (Vishal Tejpal) or 9999728452 (Loveleen Kumar Satija) for food or other essentials in Gurugram
Adhikar Foundation - Call at +916397804723 to provide cooked food to labourers. Ring up the Workers Unity organisation at 8920794944 or 9540886678
Elixir Foundation is helping migrant daily wage workers with food and other necessities. Before the lockdown, they had crowdfunded resources and now, one call from you can keep a family safe.
Elixir is also helping people living in Vadodara under dire conditions. Their helplines are operational 24×7.
Contact Goonj at 9354937428 / 044-49533991 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
If you know anyone in need of food kits and who can collect them from Palghar, contact individual volunteer Lynette D’Souza at 9765472264.
Contact Himanshu at 022- 28453034 or 7838037092 of Goonj
Call the Elixir Foundation at 8655486459
Contact YUVA at 9830795695 or 9167723237 for emergency relief to needy families,
Goonj operates in Kolkata too. Get in touch with them at: Iftikar Ahmed: 8287969739 or firstname.lastname@example.org Arpita: 8287969740 or email@example.com
The Seva Kitchen is getting help from NGOs and individual donors to ensure construction workers, scrap collectors and other daily wage workers are well fed during the COVID-19 lockdown. You can get in touch with them if you know any family in need or if you want to help the cause with food packages or hygiene products.
Contact Khushroo Poacha at 9561011264.
Contact Paritosh from Goonj at 09441553473 or 9640433473.
Contact Sheoji Chaturvedi from team Goonj at 9631568989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Jojo from Goonj at 0484-2977602 or 9847415522