Monday, April 26, 2010

Vastr Samman

"Open your cupboard at home and the first thing you will notice is a shirt of yours which you have not used for the last 1 or 2 years" says Anshu Gupta, the founder of Goonj. Goonj is working on clothing which one of the so called three basic needs (The Food, Clothing and Shelter). Goonj collects contributed clothes from all over the country and distributes them to the needy. Depending on the state of that clothing, it is processed. The clothing is used till the last inch. Some are washed and distributed as it is, some are repaired, some are converted into school bags, some into sanitary napkins, and the last inch is weaved into some products like doormats.

In IIIT-Hyderabad, a group of students ran a cloth donation drive with campaign name called Suraksha. Can you guess the numbers of contribution ?

Shirts/Tshirts - 2000
Jeans/Trousers - 1000
Suits - 500
Footwears - 100
Other Material - Bags Bed Sheets Stationery etc.

Isn't that awesome ! These 60 bags of donated cloths are being sent to Goonj.
Check out the pics. (http://picasaweb.google.com/piyusharora07/SURAKSHA#)

Congratulations to the Team SURAKSHA.

4 comments:

piyush said...

nice blog sir.. :)

Prashant Mehta said...

Goonj is spreading its wings like forest fire! I had visited Goonj in Delhi and Visited Anshu. Pretty impressive guy and very impressive work they do.

Manjeet said...

great step suman

chintu said...

Good Thought