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Stuck At Home But Want To Do Your Bit Amid Coivd-19 Crisis? Here’s How You Can Help

Stuck At Home But Want To Do Your Bit Amid Coivd-19 Crisis? Here’s How You Can Help

As the coronavirus outbreak worsens across the globe, social distancing is key to curbing the spread of the virus. On Tuesday, India imposed a country-wide lockdown, instructing its citizens to stay at home during this crisis. While being confined at home does come with its set of issues, let us all take a minute to acknowledge our privilege and express gratitude that we are fortunate enough to seek refuge in a comfortable space during a global pandemic.

Unfortunately, not everybody is as lucky as we are. Several daily wage workers have lost their jobs, and have no idea how to feed their families. While the government has announced financial schemes to help people, it still might not be enough for some families.


Also Read: Do Your Bit: How To Lend A Helping Hand To Others When You’re Quarantined At Home

So if you want to do your bit to help those in need, you can donate as much as you can to some non-government organisations who have taken up the task of gathering funds to help people who have lost their livelihood. Here’s where you can donate:


Youth For Unity And Voluntary Action (YUVA)

Since the last four days, Mumbai-based non-profit Yuva has reached out to over 500 vulnerable families with basic food supplies. Now, they’re trying to double their outreach. To support them reach their target, you can make a bank transfer of your donation sum, or simply direct message them on their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to enquire more about the donations. Fill out their donation form here.

SAFA India

Hyderabad-based non-profit SAFA India is distributing basic ration and hygiene supply kits to those who are worst-hit due to the lockdown–daily wagers, migrant workers, street children, single parents and beggars. The campaign started on March 22 and is on till April 22. All the donations are exempted under 80G and are 12 A certified. You can make a bank transfer to donate funds. For details, fill out this form or direct message them here.



Delhi’s Goonj is a well-established non-profit organisation, and is accepting donations for their campaign ‘Rahat Covid-19’ to help daily wage workers. You can make payments via bank transfers or UPI. Check out all the details here or DM them on social media here.

Hasiru Dala

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Hasiru Dala has identified ~1000 vulnerable wastepickers’ families (no BPL/ration card, no public housing, no predictable income) in 6 cities/towns in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Davangere, Chikkaballapur, Hubli-Dharwad) who need immediate support in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. We are seeking your funding support for providing care kits consisting of 5 kg of rice/wheat, 2 kg lentils and 2 bars of soap, with each kit costing Rs.550/- including transportation to their homes. The bank details for transfer are: Name on Account: Hasiru Dala Savings Account #: 64132965349 Bank: State Bank of India, Cauvery Bhavan Branch, Bengaluru IFSC: SBIN0003182 Please email to covid19carekit@hasirudala.in your name, PAN # and amount contributed to send your 80G receipt. Want to do more? Join us in collecting and distributing the kits and email your intent to covid19carekit@hasirudala.in to help us coordinate. Thanks for your support. #Wastepickers #wastecollectors #covid_19 #coronavirus

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Harisu Dala is a social impact organisation and has started a campaign to support 1000 vulnerable waste-pickers’ families with no BPL/ration card, no public housing, no predictable income in six towns in Karnataka. They will be distributing care kits, consisting of rice, lentis and soap. One kit costs Rs 550, to pay for a kit(s) you can make a bank transfer. Click here to donate or DM them on their social media account here. To help them collect and distribute the kits,  email covid19carekit@hasirudala.in


Uday Foundation

Uday Foundation is a grassroots NGO working on health, humanitarian assistance & disaster relief. They have started a campaign to help the homeless during the coronavirus crisis. They aim to provide all necessary help and services to 50,000 vulnerable people. You can make an online donation from credit and debit card networks like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and RuPay or Net Banking (50+ Options), Payment Wallet, UPI or NEFT/RTGS/IMPS. Click here to donate or DM them on their social media page here.

Give India

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Do you know a daily wage worker whose source of income has been severely affected due to the economic fallout of COVID-19? We can help.⁣ ⁣ As recommended measures by World Health Organization (WHO) to contain Coronavirus from spreading, over the last few weeks there have been city-wise lockdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing, quarantines, work from home directives, etc. From today, India is now in a complete countrywide lockdown for the next three weeks.⁣ ⁣ While all these steps are recommended and necessary, this has hit small and medium businesses hard and particularly affected daily wage earners like construction workers, cobblers, tailors, plumbers, etc. who have no financial security.⁣ ⁣ To give them immediate help, we at GiveIndia are fundraising for them to put cash directly into their bank accounts. If you know of someone who needs urgent help, please fill up this form, link in our bio.And share it with others who might know. 🙏⁣ ⁣ #IndiaFightsCoronavirus #EmergencyResponse #GiveIndia #givingback

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Give India, a donation platform, is running their own campaign Mission Support COVID Hit Families to give cash in hand to daily wage earners who have lost their jobs and means of survival during the crisis. You can donate directly here or direct message them on their social media page here.


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Besides making monetary donations, if you’d like to be more directly involved, you can reach out the daily wage workers employed at your residential complex/office and help them with food supplies, water, hygiene products, medicine and emotional support. So use your privilege to help those in dire need, and remember, every bit counts!


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26 Mar 2020
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