Goonj, the award-winning voluntary organization that channelizes cloth and other material like utensils, footwear, school material, office equipment’setc.. from cities as a powerful resource in the most far flung villages of India, has launched ‘100,000 Acts of Giving’ campaign. (April 22nd to 30th)
Goonj is motivating people all across urban India to look around in their own homes and create a pack of things to address needs of families in village India. People can give their contributions in Goonj offices in 7 cities (Chennai,Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Rishikesh, Kolkata, ) and in Public Collection Centers (PCC’s) information for which is available on website www.goonj.org.
One can contribute any household material like clothes, shoes, utensils etc. for a family’s needs and also unused school material like books, stationary, packs for village school children.
In the cities people can also create a Goonj KeeGullak, (the familiar piggy bank) in empty boxes, bottle etc. (one can also collect a Gullak from the nearest Goonj office) to collect small change. For Goonj ‘every penny matters.’ Once the Gullak fills up, one can contribute to Goonj. “The 100,000 Acts of Giving campaign gives everyone an opportunity to contribute their surplus material for positive work. It motivates people to actively participate in making lives of their rural counterpart’s better.” explains Goonj’s Founder Director, Anshu Gupta.
In village India under Goonj’s Cloth For Work initiative people participate in more than 2000 developmental activities every year and receive these kind of Family Packs as reward for their labor while School Packs act as an incentive to motivate village children towards learning and positive behavioral changes under Goonj’s School to School (S2S) initiative. Under Goonj’s nationwide initiative ‘Not Just a Piece of Cloth’ Goonj makes ‘My Pad’, clean cloth sanitary pads out of cotton cloth contributed from cities. These are reached out to village women with awareness about menstrual health
Calls for 100,000 Acts of Givingand hygiene, breaking the culture of shame and silence around this basic.
Chennai Off: Goonj Chennai ,Shiv Parvati Kalaynam Mandapam, Plot No.25/26 Door No:4/558.Viduthalai Nagar Main Road,Sunnambukolathr Kovilampakkam.Chennai-600117, Contact- Ms. Ayushi / Ms Josephine (9944462164)
Office Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, (Sunday closed) .For more details log on to www.goonj.org.