Like the past two years, one of the major city-wide initiatives being planned is to invite donations for material resources, and distributing them to the under-served and needy segments of the society through NGOs. Four specific collection and distribution initiatives are planned with the help of local schools, industries, Rotary, community organizations, NGOs and general public
Vastra-Samman: A donation drive to collect wearable (clean and complete) clothes items is planned, which will be distributed to the less-privileged – and a large significant is also planned to be sent for Orissa Flood Relief Operations, and if possible to Sikkim Relief Operations as well.
Ann-Daan: Similarly, a donation and distribution drive for dry ration (rice, lintels, moodi, and biscuits) continue as one of the city-wide initiative. The distribution of these resources was done through local NGOs – and through relief agencies working in Orissa and Sikkim - to ensure that they reach the right beneficiaries.
Donation and Distribution of Mosquito Nets: This year we plan to invite donation of 500+ Mosquito Nets and distribute them to the rural SHGs. At the moment, users in Dumaria and Potka have been identified as the beneficiaries. The distribution will be done by Kala Mandir.
Donation and Distribution of Un-used but Usable Medicines: An initiative to collect unused but usable medicines is planned with the help of city-based NGO, Cause for Change. These will be distributed to charity clinics and health camps organized by NGOs and civil society bodies.