Washing hands with Sanitizers?
Easy things right. Not for people who are homeless, live in slums or in rural parts of India. But do you want to help those who are in need during this time of distress. If the answer is yes, then here are some organizations that you can support.
1. Urja Trust
Urja Trust works with homeless young women giving them safe space and shelter. As these women are more susceptible to illness due to low immunity, at times they struggle with mental health issues and potential loss of job due to social distancing. Mindful of the increased risk factor, they continue running the shelter with the unwavering support and work of the field workers, taking precautions, developing and adhering to the safety protocol.
With the uncertainty and prolonged lockdown, they have a critical requirement for monetary and in kind support to ensure and sustain the wellbeing of homeless young women.
You can reach Charu: 7045991986 or www.urjatrust.org
Apnalaya works in M East ward of Mumbai, specifically in Shivaji Nagar area, who live in 10×15 sq. ft. houses and spend 12% of their monthly income on buying water. Apnalaya is urgently reaching out to the most vulnerable homes of M East ward, providing them with supplies of food, dry ration and soap.
You can reach them on 9664349183 or donate through https://apnalaya.org/donation/
Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), a non-profit development organisation, has been reaching out to low-income and vulnerable communities in 20+ settlements across 4 cities in the Greater Mumbai area where they work—Vasai Virar, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Panvel covering more than 1,500 families. They have launched a campaign ‘Together We Can’ to raise funds and in-kind support to offer emergency relief food supplies to the urban poor, starting with the most marginalised families first. They have already distributed basic provisions to 200 homeless families, comprising 1,000+ individuals
Currently, YUVA is desperately seeking recommended personal protective equipment (full body suits, gloves, masks, etc) to increase the safety of their distribution team, and connects to truck/tempo operators so they can do this work faster. In case of any leads, please reach out to: 9830795695, 9167723237
You can support them through Milaap: https://milaap.org/
SEEDS (Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society) enables community resilience through practical solutions in the areas of disaster readiness, education, health, WASH and rehabilitation. SEEDS is reaching out to 1,00,000 economically vulnerable people in partnership with local administration in states of Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand in India through awareness campaigns, distribution of hygiene items and WaSH promotion activities. They need monetary support for distributing masks, thermal scanners, sanitizers, soaps and towels for vulnerable people and frontline health workers.
You can support them on: http://www.seedsindia.org/covid19/ or email or [email protected]
5. Mission #IndiaAgainstCoronaVirus
GiveIndia is India’s largest giving platform for donors. With contributions of over 300 crores made to 200+ trusted NGOs and a giving community of 1M+ donors who have impacted the lives of 4M+ people across 23 states in India. To contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, the crucial step is to maintain the required hygiene standards. As downtrodden and vulnerable communities have little or no access to basic amenities. Through these donations, hygiene kits will be provided to poor families, abandoned elderlies, urban slum dwellers, poor cancer patients and many others in need.
You can donate them on https://indiafightscorona.giveindia.org/support-families/
6. The Safety Of Our Heroes- Gift A Mask!
While most of us stay indoors, there are Doctors, Nurses & Hospital Staff who are silently, relentlessly working round the clock on the frontline against the COVID-19 outbreak, risking their lives to safeguard ours! Their role during the crisis is pivotal and cannot be repaid for. We can donate them N95 masks so they ensure their safety.
You can support on https://pages.razorpay.com/COVID-19-Mask-1
7. United Way Mumbai
United Way Mumbai’s interventions include emergency response measures, as well as long term efforts to build resilience and rehabilitate affected communities. This list of interventions has been prepared in consultation with government officials and is based on best practices of other affected communities.
For more detailed information regarding our COVID-19 interventions, please write to Sanaa Shaikh at [email protected] or you can get more details here: https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/fight-covid
A large number of daily wagers are out of jobs, and are going back to their villages. A lot of them are stuck in cities with hardly any resources. Goonj is gearing up for the aftermath of this pandemic.. (extent and timeline not clear but getting ready) apart from reaching out to people as per situations and regulations right now. To contribute get more details here: https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected
8. Feeding India
As the crisis around the Covid-19 pandemic grows, the livelihoods of a large number of families surviving on daily wages have been shaken up. We have initiated the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ project to provide food support to such families and to help them have a reliable supply of meals in the absence of employment opportunities. To contribute get more details here: https://www.feedingindia.org/donate
9. Saath Charitable Trust
Saath is reaching out to the urban poor to meet their immediate need of ration and basic supplies. Each ration kit costs INR 1000-2000 and will carter to the need of one household. For more details: http://saath.org/donate-now/
10. Elixir Foundation and Ahmedabad Global Shaper:
The funds raised will be mainly for: Daily wage labourers, Old age homes, Shelter homes in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Details: www.bit.ly/helpahmedabad
11. India Pride Foundation and Akruti:
Akruti has joined hands with Indian Pride Foundation ( IPF ) to help the vulnerable people in a small hamlet at Mira road, Thane, Maharashtra to fight this pandemic and crisis situation that has arisen because of Covid -19. Details: https://www.wanderyouth.com/uncategorized/how-can-you-help-during-covid-19-in-maharashtra.html
12. Uday Foundation:
Homeless are hardly aware of the dangers of Coronavirus and the solutions available to fight against it. The current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, with growing numbers of confirmed cases in India. This makes lakhs of homeless living on the streets with lack of ability to self- quarantine, access to medical care acutely vulnerable. Uday Foundation is providing all necessary help and services to this vulnerable section of the society in the time of crisis. https://www.udayfoundation.org/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/
Your small contribution can make a big difference!
This is a dynamic list, we will keep adding more organizations to this post