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Nitya posted on 15th November

Do A Good Deed: Here's Where You Can Donate Warm Clothes & Blankets This Winter

Winters are here and while we’re busy upgrading our wardrobe with boots, leather jackets and snug sweaters, there are those who do not have access to enough clothes to keep them warm this season. We all know how cruel Delhi winters can be, so instead of hoarding clothes that don’t fit anymore or those that you just stopped wearing, save someone’s life by donating them.

Get in touch with these seven places that accept old winter clothes and blankets {in good, usable condition} and spread the warmth this season.

Goonj

Goonj is a Delhi-based NGO that channelises unused/idle material from urban homes to those in need across the country. They’ve got centres across the city where you can drop off blankets and clothes, make monetary contributions for the same and these guys will make sure that your donations reach the underprivileged.

Find a complete list of dropping centres here.

Uday Foundation

Uday Foundation works for the welfare of children and with survivors of disasters. They accept donations in cash and kind, so in case you have extra warm clothes, blankets, shoes and the like, you can donate it to the Uday Foundation. All you have to do is drop it off at their office between 9am to 5pm and they can also assist if you’re looking to organise a donation drive in your office/neighbourhood.

Find more information here.

Agewell Foundation

An NGO that works towards the upliftment of the deprived and homeless elderly, Agewell Foundation launches a Share The Warmth Campain during winters every year. As a part of this campaign they release a list of  pick-up points across the city where you can drop off winter clothes and blankets and the volunteers at Agewell distribute them among the old and the needy. The list of pick-up points is likely to be up by the 26th of November but you can also donate the clothes at their office in Lajpat.

Find more information here.

Clothes Box Foundation

Clothes Box Foundation has a vision that every individual will have clean clothes to wear and in attempt to achieve this vision the company collects clothes from your doorstep at a nominal charge or you could drop off the clothes at one of their collection centres, from where they are given to those in need of them across the country. Since its inception, they’ve given clean clothes to more than 39,000 happy recipients.

Find more information here. 

Share At Door Step

Share At Door Step is a Bangalore-based social venture that organises collection campaigns where they’ll pick-up the goods you wish to donate, drop it off at one of the 100 NGOs they’ve partnered with across India and sometimes, they even give you goodies to encourage good deeds like these. However, in Delhi they’re only available for corporate collection drives, so in case you want to celebrate a joy of giving week at your workplace, you know who to get in touch with.

We’re told that the peeps at Share At Door Step are planning on running a PAN India individual collection campaign in the third week of November, so you might want to follow their website for updates about the same.

Asha bhawan

Asha Bhawan Trust of India is dedicated towards helping the homeless and those who suffer from drug addiction. They have two centres in the city, one in Janakpuri and another one in Govindpuri where you can drop off clothes and blankets you’d like to donate or you can even get in touch with them to schedule a pick-up from your house.

Find more information here.

HelpAge India

Committed towards supporting the disadvantaged elderly citizens of the country, HelpAge India is an organisation that will help you get in touch with old age homes in your area where there is a requirement for clothes and blankets. You can then contact the respective old age home and directly drop off the clothes at their designated address.

Find more information here.

Click here to see a full list of night shelters in Delhi and their corresponding NGOs where you could directly go and donate clothes.