Join hands with GOONJ for 'VASTRA-SAMMAN' as a part of 'Joy of Giving' Week

by Smitha on Sep 20, 2009      Category: Useful Resources Tags: donate goonj clothes

Dear All,

People are calling it one of its kind campaign in the world and it might become the largest material collection drive ever..

GOONJ, is a voluntary organisation, known as one of the first organization worldwide to take up ‘Clothing” as a development subject. In the last ten years, GOONJ has been channelising the urban India’s underutilized material like clothing, school material, cloth sanitary napkins etc as development resources in far-flung villages of India.  

GOONJ is initiating VASTRA-SAMMAN (dignifying clothing) a pan India campaign, to raise awareness & collect about one crore (10 million) units of material in the 'Joy of Giving Week' being celebrated across India from 27th Sept. to 3rd Oct

This means you will find thousands of kids getting school material, thousands of women getting napkins and also hundreds of roads getting repaired, lakhs of trees being planted, work on water bodies etc. across the country where people will receive this material as reward as a part of 'Cloth for work'. 

Similar to earlier drives, we seek your active participation/contribution to this drive also, to make it a success.

Do visit for more details about 'VASTRA-SAMMAN' and how you can help for this cause.

Please note the following:

1) Individuals who would like to donate material can contact me directly during the campaign.
2) Individuals who are interested to volunteer need to contact me at the earliest.
3) Corporates/Organizations interested to participate should confirm before planning a collection drive, since I need to plan storage space for your material.

4) Most of you who have interacted with me know that I am also working, so please call me before you come home for donation or before you take up any mass initiative.

Looking forward for your support in spreading awareness about this campaign.

Thanks and Regards,


(Bangalore GOONJ volunteer)

More info about GOONJ and 'Joy of Giving' week is available at and respectively.

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Chandni's picture

FYI, I've forwarded this mail to Goonj.

Forwarded Mail -

We are a group of students planning to conduct a clothes collection drive in various areas of Mumbai.

We would like to collaborate with NGOs who undertake clothes collection drives or who can use donated clothes, and request such NGOs and organisations to please contact us for further steps.

Karan Gupta

sunita chand rajwar's picture

I want to be part of Goonj and work as an volunteer ...I am a t.v and theater artist...i do not earn much but want to work in your organisation giving other services ...please let me know if i can be of some help.

Chandni's picture

Hi, do mail Goonj and inform them about your willingness to work with them.

Shanta R Naidu's picture

Could you please let me know the name and address of the nearest NGO who can collect clothes and other household articles. I am living in Dahisar West, Mumbai 400 068, Thanking you

Chandni's picture

Hi Shanta,
You could drop the stuff here:

BORIVALI (W): 702-703, Soma Tower, SBI Gulmohar CHS, Near Chikuwadi, Borivali (W), Mumbai – 92.
Tel.- Mr. Jatin Chauhan – 98197 16590/ Ms. Hetal Chauhan – 98197 06590.

KANDIVALI (E): B- 2404, Oberoi Gardens, Thakur Village, Kandivali (E), Mumbai-101
Tel.- 9820427795 Cont.- Ms. Prita Dheer

Padmasree's picture

Would you let me know if there's any NGO collecting clothes and other household usable items at Hyderabad? Thanks for this opportunity and kudos to your initiative; am sure it'll make a big difference in attitudes to giving.

Chandni's picture

Hi Padmasree,
Did you check the Goonj site?

amitsm's picture

I have few clothes to donate. Let me know the address in B'lore where I can drop these stuffs.


Chandni's picture
Maddy's picture

hey chandni the page doesnt open :(

sapna srivastava's picture

I saw your video on net . you people are doing a great job. its really a different one. i am really impressed by your work and want to join your organisation. I live in lucknow UP. please let me know how can i become a helping hand.


Poornima.s's picture

I have recently donated some clothes for this organisation, and I want to be associated with Goonj and do something more helpful in otherwords I want to become a volunteer. Pl provide me the details.
I reside in Delhi and my number is 9811770788.

Nuzarath Jahan's picture

on my journey working with pain and palliative institite I came to know about you from a friend.i ws so excited whn I heard your contribution to society. I would like to work as volunteer and expecially I want to provide sanotary napkins for the poor ladies nd girls.their scarcity make them lead to serious gynaecological deases..Please give me support to provide in kerala.iam living cslicut city.This is my dream project and thinking for years how can how help them . Thanks

arunkumar arora's picture

Me join goonj
For medical help
Boy help
Poor all people
Bradshaw Aegean
Free hospital to all
We rest to land free of coust
So plese

Alpana Rao's picture

I wish to donate some used clothes belonging to my family.
I live in Charkop Kandivali west. Can the clothes be picked up from my residence?
If there is a centre close by could you please give me the address.

anukriti's picture

Hi, i work as a teacher and really want to volunteer your organisation.

mahesh shanbhag's picture

I live behind Gokulanand Hotels, near Ashok Van, Dahisar (E). I have some used clothes in good condition which I wanted to donate to needy organisation. Could you please help me with the required information as to whom to contact?

yogesh kumar's picture

i supporting to poor people &farmer.

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