Puja Bhattacharjee | November 17, 2015
Clothing is a basic necessity that seldom gets mentioned in public discourse. Anshu Gupta has successfully brought the issue on clothing needs into the mainstream through his NGO Goonj. For his efforts he was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award this year.
Team Goonj is trying to salvage what remains
However, his 17 years of work suffered a huge blow when a spark possibly from a stray firecracker razed to the ground the storage unit of Goonj, in Madanpur Khadar village, Delhi on November 11.
Winter is already upon us and team and as Gupta keeps mentioning, ‘it is not the cold that kills people but the absence of clothing’.
Goonj workers altering and sewing clothes in the work unit
The team is trying to salvage whatever they can find in the ruins. But surely, that will not be enough for Goonj as it caters all over the country. You can help them to bring comfort to the destitute and poor people by contributing woollens and blankets. You can find a list of their dropping centres here: click here
Blankets and woollens are needed
Help Goonj and express your warmth for the society.
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