Stay abroad and need someone to help your folks or those with special needs out in the city? Or need pet supplies and grooming or medical guidance for your furry friends? Or wish to volunteer to help out the needy during this crisis? Hit up these organisations for all the help you need in the current times.
Covid-19: Dial These Places If You're Looking For Help For Your Folks, Pets Or The Needy
Anti-Hunger Squad Foundation (AHSF)
This hunger squad has come forward to help the destitute, migrants as well as the poor living on the streets and slums by providing them with healthy home-cooked food, hand sanitisers, face masks, ration, soaps, milk and biscuits to help them deal with the pandemic. Call Zeeshan on +91 7278676040 if you wish to help or donate.
Kashika's Pampered Paws
This one is providing food, groceries and medical supplies to senior citizens residing in Kasba free of cost. She's also got pet supplies that's up for grabs. Her team of six has been home delivering food, meds, sanitisers, sanitary napkins and all other essentials but only in the Kasba area. She's also been helping out pet owners with online guidance. Kashika has also been conducting online workshops on pet grooming and how to take care of your pets during an emergency.
Leo Club Of Kolkata Nav Vikas
Banchbo Healing Touch
This home-based elderly health care organisation, in collaboration with the Kolkata Police, is offering medical guidance as well delivering food, groceries and medicines to senior citizens who can't leave their homes. Their dedicated team of doctors is available 24x7 for any sort of medical emergency that your folks might face. Call on +91 9903388556 or +91 9231914370 if you need any help. They also do home-visits in case there's an emergency or you need them to do a health check-up.
The Kolkata Police has been helping citizens across the city by themselves as well as through NGOs and other organisations. Got your parents and grandparents in the city who need regular supplies but can't go out? Call on their helpline number 9830088884 for senior citizens, tell them what you need and they'll home deliver it for you - meds, groceries, ration, essential supplies et al. You can also contact them in case there's a health emergency. Call on their health service number - 033 24312600. There's also a WhatsApp number 9830177000 where you can reach out for any other help that you need.
Active Citizens Together For Sustainability-ACTS
ACTS has been distributing food to the needy by setting up community kitchens and conducting food distribution drives across the city through Project Karuna with the help of Kolkata Police. Call on +91 8336919233 for deets or if you wish to volunteer. You can also make donations in cash or in the form of groceries and vegetables or sponsor meals for those in need for a certain period of time at a nominal amount. Need food delivered? Let them know and they'll get it arranged for you with the help of the police.
Taaza Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
This one is delivering fresh fruits and veggies in the Alipore, Salt Lake and Ballygunge areas. It's completely disinfected and contact-less delivery at your homes. All you have to do is WhatsApp your order on +91 7044169715 and they'll deliver it to you within a day. Pay them online and you're sorted. The only catch is your order has to be worth a minimum of INR 350.
Hit up Tribeca Care for any medical emergencies for your folks or those with special needs. Their Senior First initiative makes sure that the elderly have access to emergency services, doctor consultations and essential services in these trying times. Need meds or groceries? Get in touch with them and they'll make sure it's delivered to you. Call on +91 9830490374 for home visits, emergency services, blood tests, ECG, USG to be done at home or for any other medical guidance that you need.
Yeh Mera India
Another organisation you can hit up if you stay outside the city but need essentials and medicines delivered to your old folks or those with special needs. Besides this, Yeh Mera India has also been helping out those in need by providing them with food packets, cakes and biscuits as well as hand sanitisers.