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 http://www.goonj.info/Final_VASTRA-SAMMAN_-Sept.pdf 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)