Covid-19 Charity Drives: How to Contribute
As humanity’s battle against the deadly novel Coronavirus rages on, with doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police officers and more on the frontlines, we at TheVibe take a moment to introspect, and ask, “How can we help?”
Amid the growing fears and uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, all of human kind had banded together to do their bit to help those on the forefront of the war against Covid-19. From essential service heroes to brave men and women volunteering their lives for the cause, this period of distance and isolation has in fact, brought us all a little closer together as a species. It’s times like these where we as people are made conscious of our individual privilege, and it is up to us to do what we can to save our brothers and sisters from around the world.
If, like us, you are wondering how best to do your bit to save the world, take a look at this list of charitable organisations and donation drives who are doing their bit to raise funds and awareness for those who are most affected by the darkness of our times.
°Maker’s Asylum – 100000 Face Shields for Covid-19
Mumbai’s Maker’s Asylum, a collective of creatives, by creatives and for creatives, is doing its bit to help build 100000 Face Shields for the healthcare workers in India fighting the battle against Covid-19.
°Give India – Support Families Affected by Covid-19
Give India is raising money to help daily wagers who have been displaced by the nationwide lockdown. Their goal of raising ₹7,00,90,716 has seen many kind souls donate to the cause already.
°Hasiru Dala – Support for Vulnerable Wastepickers
Bengaluru-based Hasiru Dala is an organization which does wonderful work in helping waste pickers, and is running a campaign to help waste pickers in Bengaluru whose livelihoods have been affected by the nationwide shutdowns.
°Zomato – Feeding India
Zomato’s Feeding India initiative aims to make India hunger free, by providing food assistance for families affected by the COVID-19 lockdown
°Scift – Raising Funds for Workers
Scift is raising a sum of 10 Lacs to help to help upto a 100 people who have lost their livelihoods to the nationwide shutdown, including auto drivers, hawkers, daily wage earners.
°Our Democracy – Support for Daily Wagers
This campaign aims to raise a total sum of ₹50,00,000 for daily wagers who don’t have the luxury of working from home and are struggling to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic.
°Project Aesha – Financial Aid for Single Mothers
Project Aesha is working with families of single mothers, situated in the North-Eastern district of Delhi, who have been affected by the current conflict-ridden socio-political climate.
°Uday Foundation – Aid Kits
The Uday foundation is working to prepare aid kits consisting of food, soap and sanitisers for the homeless, and the most affected by the pandemic and lockdown.
°littleMore – Each One, Feed One
littleMore is raising funds to provide nutritious and hygienic food packets to public services professionals including hospital workers, police, fire department, and civic services and any destitute individuals in need.
°Jan Sahas – Support for Migrant Workers and Vulnerable Communities
Jan Sahas aims to help migrant worker families by providing essential safety materials, daily utilities, and emergency financial protection during these difficult times.
In these tough times, it is up to each of us to do our bit to make the world a little brighter for those who need it most. TheVibe salutes the people out on the frontlines of this ongoing battle, and hopes that we, as a nation, as a people, as a species, are able to rise above the difficulties of our times.
˚Support Kanaga – Help the Trans community in the fight against Covid-19
Kanaga is a collective of people in Chennai who are trying to raise funds for at least 100 transgender persons for their basic provisions like food, oil, salt, drinking water, masks, basic medical supplies and soap so that they can also stay at home this month, and stay safe.
˚Jan Saahas – Helping Bundelkhand families stuck in Delhi
Jan Saahas is helping 60,000+ families from Bundelkhand stuck in Delhi because of the COVID-19 crisis. Your contributions can help the most afflicted and vulnerable parts of the society.
˚PM CARES Fund
Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Donations can be made through multiple channels including Banking and Payment Gateway apps such as GPay and PAYTM.
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