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.

Project Sleepwell

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Photo source: Project Sleep Well

Started in 2015, the idea behind Project Sleepwell was to raise funds, buy sleeping bags and distribute them to the homeless in Delhi/NCR. Last year they raised funds from friends & family, but this year, they’re looking to crowdfund the project and take it to the next level.

They have distribution drives every night, and have also tied up with the Centre for Holistic Development in south Delhi.

Find them on Facebook here and donate money here and here.

Harmony House

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Photo source: Harmony House

Run 100 per cent on donations, 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.

Check out their website here and follow their Facebook page here. 

Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan

Photo source: Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan

Photo source: Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan

This is a shelter rights campaign that addresses the problems of the homeless in Delhi. 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 or volunteer. Find out more on their website here.

Goonj

goonjGoonj has 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.

Devotion

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Photo source: Devotion Charity Foundation

We have been donating our old clothes at Devotion for the past few years 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.

You can also donate money directly, here.

MCKS Food For The Hungry

Photo source: MCKS Food For The Hungry

Photo source: 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.

They don’t have an active website, but you can write to mcksffhfdelhi@gmail.com, or visit their office.

Uday Foundation

uday2Uday Foundation works for small children and collects warm clothes, blankets, shoes and anything else you have to give to spread some warmth. All you have to do is drop it off, and they’ll handle the rest. They can also assist you if you are an organisation/group of people looking to organise your own donation drive. Find out more about how you can help and what you can donate, here.

Click here to see a full list of night shelters in Delhi, 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.

Featured photo source: The Sound of Hope