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Kanpur: NGOs spreading smiles via warm clothes

Chilly weather at its peak, NGOs helping out the needy by carrying out donation drives

As the chilly weather is reaching its peak, it's getting colder with each passing day. And, doesn’t winter mean soaking in the sun, snuggling in a blanket while eating hot soup. Most of us love to stay in our beds till noon in the comfort of our houses. But not everyone is lucky enough to do that, and many of us do not even have a house. Every year many people die due to the cold weather across the country. Winters, especially in the northern regions of the country become unbearably cold.

But, let’s not lose hope, we can help these people by donating clothes to the poor through some NGOs, who are running donation drives in the city. Some NGOs are collecting clothes from your doorstep while for others you have to go to their centres and donate whatever you feel is necessary.

NGOs carrying out donation drives

Prayas Welfare Foundation, located at Rail Bazaar near Krishna Hospital, this NGO is currently operating from home due to the COVID pandemic. Their team distributes blankets and clothes among the poor and needy. The volunteers also collect clothes or other items for a donation from your doorstep if it is viable. You can reach out to them at +91-9889-888-111.

Sanjeevani Welfare Foundation, at Barra-2 Main Road, also donates clothes to the needy. You have to go to their centre to donate whatever you want and they would ensure it reaches the people who need it. You can call them up at +91-9839-603-284.

Address: Barra-2 Gautam Market, 49, Barra 2 Main Rd, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208027

Rao Foundation, located at Sharda Nagar is an NGO that works on various fronts. They not only donate clothes but also distribute books and other stationery items to children. They also don’t believe in clicking pictures while carrying out their operations in order to safeguard the dignity of their beneficiaries. You can contact them at +91-9307-927-197.

Address: 117/178 A1 Q Block, Sharda Nagar, Kanpur 208025

Daanutsav, the NGO is in various cities across the country and their volunteers collect clothes from your doorstep. They carry out drives from time to time and are currently carrying out one. You can contact their volunteer at +91-8887-815-315.

Share At Doorstep is an organisation that collects items for donation from your doorstep and shares them with their NGO partners. They have over 120 NGO partners across 8 cities. To donate via share at doorstep, you have to go to their website and click on the book now option and then put in your address. Once you put in your address you can choose the kind of pick-up it is, whether it’s a light pick-up or a collection drive or a medium to heavy pick-up. Once you have selected that, you proceed to a page where you have to add the items you are donating and then finally check out.


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