Sunday, January 29, 2012

Charities in India

Remember this post? I thought I'd put together a list of non-profits from comments there, as well as others I've discovered. These aren't necessarily recommendations, so do your research before donating.

Since I'd asked for a way to deal with hunger, here are non-profits that help by providing food to those who need it.

Other Issues
  • Goonj is a great place to donate clothes to, and they seem to do terrific work. I'm really glad they have a   place in Pune now, and not too far from where I live.
  • Aid India works on various issues: you can probably find one that interests you.
  • Aadhar Pratisthan Trust in Pune also works on several issues.
  • RAHI in Delhi works with  victims of child sexual abuse.
  • Plan India works with underprivileged children (and we donated to them last year, and they were really good about making sure the receipt reached us).
  • Another reader works at Milaap, where you can lend money, which I think is a terrific idea.
  • Sangama is for LGBT rights.
  • Saptasindhu works with orphaned children.
  • (Edited to add) EKansh Trust in Pune works towards inclusion of and sensitivity towards people with disabilities.
And of course, Friends of Children. While I don't volunteer actively with them anymore because I can't seem to find the time, I'm friends with the founder-managers and they are amazing, dedicated people. FOC focuses on college education for students with great academic records but little financial means, but also occasionally takes on one-time projects like donating stationery to school children and helping people with medical emergencies.

Feel free to add more in the comments, or share your experiences with any of these organizations.


Gunjan said...

So goonj is closing down its pune centre? the website says so.

Unmana said...

What? Oh, that's sad. Glad that we went in December!