A lot of us have the privilege to sit in the comfort of our house and work from home, but what happens to those who do not have this option? People who earn their wages on a daily basis – the rickshaw drivers, handcart pullers, daily wage labourers, waste pickers are bearing the brunt and struggling to make ends meet.
With their mode of income being disrupted, and the coming weeks looking bleak, these organisations have stepped up, gone beyond bounds and restored our faith in humanity. If you want to help them get by, you can donate food, money, or anything else and change lives.
This NGO did an early assessment in 20+ settlements and identified over 1,500 low-income and vulnerable families in Vasai, Virar, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Panvel. Under the campaign ‘Together We Can’ they distribute food kits consisting of rice, wheat, pulses, and oil to last a week, and costs Rs 600. They are in need of full-body suits, gloves, and masks to ensure their distribution team’s safety. In addition, contacts of truck/tempo operators to help them speed up the distribution process.
Want to help?
Donate here to help them arrange for more kits or contact YUVA on 9830795695/9167723237.
Adhikar Foundation, Delhi
Volunteers of the Adhikar Foundation started the food distribution drive on the 24th of March and shall continue until 31st March. They provide meals to 400 people twice a day. They are working with a restaurant to cook all these meals and deliver these food packets at people’s doorstep to avoid mass gatherings. Running all this costs them Rs 15,200 per day.
You can help them by making a donation at –
IFSC CODE- ICIC0004305
Branch: SAINI ENCLAVE
Phone Pay/Paytm- +91-8287059359
Hasiru Dala, Bengaluru
They are a social impact organisation which works closely for the rights of waste pickers. They identified 1,000 vulnerable waster-picker families over six cities and towns of Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Tumakuru, Davanagere, Hubli and Dharwad. They started distributing their care kit from 25th March and each kit consists of 5kg rice/wheat, 2kg lentils, and two bars of soap costing Rs 550, which includes transportation.
You can donate to their Ketto fundraiser here.
To volunteer, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or make a donation at –
Account name: Hasiru Dala
Savings Account no: 64132965349
State Bank of India, Cauvery Bhavan Branch, Bengaluru
IFSC code: SBIN0003182
Feeding India, Multiple Cities
It is a non-profit organization started by Zomato which supplies meal kits consisting of wheat flour, rice and two types of pulses that can be used for a week’s meal. Each kit costs Rs 500, and all the donated amount is used to procure the essentials and distribute the food to daily wage earners across 26 cities.
You can help them by donating here.
Roti Ghar, Mumbai
‘Roti Ghar’ is an initiative by Khushiyaan Foundation, that provides 1,000 healthy and freshly cooked meals to people living on the streets, security guards, labourers, and rag pickers in Mumbai, Thane, Airoli, and Bhiwandi. They provide these meals twice a day, and each meal costs Rs 25.
Support them by donating at –
Paytm/Google Pay on 9769181218
For Neft/Imps transfers:
Account holder’s name: Khushiyaan Foundation
A/c no: 919010011925633
IFSC code- UTIB0000772
Bank: Axis Bank
Branch – Ghodbunder Road, Thane
A/c type – Savings
We are proud of them and the work they are doing! This is humanity in its purest form.
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