All we ask is for you to gather your old sweaters, blankets, jackets, outgrown shoes and boots, faded socks, mufflers, and shawls, and donate them to people you know could really use them. Here’s a list of places that you can drop off anything you have.

Harmony House

Run 100% on the donations sent to Harmony House, this is a non-profit organisation that attempts to improve the lives of children on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. This is their needs list.  As the winters are very cold and the summers very hot, they accept clothes for all seasons. Their ages range from 0-16 so all children’s sizes are greatly appreciated.

Where: House No 109, Sector 17A, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact:  0124 4017616 or email them at info@harmonyhouseindia.org

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan

This is a shelter rights campaign that addresses the problems of the homeless in Delhi. In winter, an alarmingly large number of people die due to the cold, monoxide poisoning and lack of medical care.AAA runs shelters 24/7 free of cost, distributes blankets and woollens, and organises medical camps. They conduct regular ‘Night Outs’ where a team of volunteers guide the homeless to the nearest night shelters {you can join in too!} provide blankets and give immediate first aid. You can donate old clothes, blankets and medical aid here. 

Where: S-442, School Block, Shakarpur

Nearest Metro Station: Shakarpur

Contact:  011 22481609

Check out their website here.

Goonj 

goonjGoonj is running an Odha Do Zindagi campaign, aimed directly at collecting any and everything that can help keep the homeless warm. They have collection centres all over the city, so you can pick something that works for you. You can drop off blankets, woollens, socks, caps, jackets, coats, shawls, gloves, tarpaulins and old flex. Besides the clothes, you can also make monetary contributions for blankets and woollens. #LBBTip: They won’t accept soiled or torn clothes, so make sure that you contribute something of value. Find more info here. 

Where: J93, Sarita Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Sarita Vihar

Timings: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Contact:  011 26972351, 011 41401216

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here.

Devotion

We have been donating our old clothes at Devotion for the past year now. They take in all kinds of clothes throughout the year, as well as shoes and bags. They are part of the Arpana Trust, which works with underprivileged women and children and focuses on vocational training and rehabilitation.

Where: E-22 (GF), Defence Colony, Ring Road, Defence Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 24331136, 011 41550612, 011 41553073

Check out their website here. 

Alternatively, click here to see a full list of night shelters, and their corresponding NGOs. A direct donation will always be useful; they could use the help in attempting to keep people warm through the nights.

MCKS Food for the Hungry

The Delhi Chapter of Food for the Hungry runs clothing programmes for the poor, and shelter homes during the winters. You can donate new and old clothes and blankets here, but they ought to be in good condition. Their website is currently under construction, but you can visit their office if you need any more information.

Where: B-43 Hill View Apartments, Vasant Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Chhattarpur

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  +91 9312275124, 011- 26148811, 011 26148877

Uday Foundation

uday2Delhi-based non-profit, Uday Foundation works for small children and is running a campaign, #WinterofHope. They collect warm clothes, blankets, shoes and anything else you have to give to spread some warmth. All you have to do is drop it off at their Adchini centre, and they’ll handle the rest. They can also assist you if you are an organisation/group of people looking to organise your own warm clothes donation drive. Find more about their campaign and what you can donate, here. 

Where: 113A/1 {Near Govardhan Restaurant}, Adchini, Sri Aurobindo Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Timings: 9am – 6pm

Contact:  011 26561333, 011 26561444 or email them at info@udayfoundationindia.org

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here.

 Feature image courtesy: The Sound of Hope