Goonj is a NGO that describes itself as “an attempt, a small effort for deprived people”. It mainly concerns itself with the collection of clothes for the purposes of recycling and reusing them. Apart from redistributing old, wearable clothes they also recycle torn clothes, making them into sanitary napkins. Goonj also believes in empowering people to help themselves. Clothes are given as a motivation to people working on their own community issues.
A group of students from IIT Kharagpur have begun an effort to collect clothes from the students and faculty and donate then to Goonj at their nearest collection point in Bihar. If any of the students(especially final year students) have any unwanted but usable clothes, footwear or stationery items in their rooms please bundle them up and keep them ready for collection that will be happening soon. You can read more about this effort at their web-site and you can contact the students involved through the contact form here or you can call them at the numbers mentioned below.
Update: Collection at Azad will be continue today 9:00 PM onward.
|Gaurav Agarwal||9733386333||LLR Hall|
|Amit Bhojane||9933190430||LLR Hall|
|Manan Shah||9932900710||RK Hall|
|Abhineet Gupta||9735407468||RP Hall|