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Don’t pack your unwanted clothes!!!

Dear Friends,

From a jacket of old gunny bag to a woolen and from a stack of dry grass to a blanket, things are changing… In a huge country like India, the impact is often lost in the volumes, but a little change is visible!!

Started with 67 clothes, GOONJ is now turning into a movement. With the trust & efforts of thousands of well wishers & friends, now we deal with over 80 to 100 tones of material every month.

Not only do we see a sustained culture and process of contribution but thousands of people are also joining as volunteers on the clothing issue, which was never even considered a subject.

As winters come to an end you must be busy packing your woolens. Just to reiterate our appeal: Please Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Clothes.This is the best time to reach it to us so that next winters we can reach it to people well on time. Please remember that by the time woolens are discarded in places like Delhi, half the winters are over in many states where it sets in much earlier.

Our sincere thanks to 100 people who have joined Team 2000 so far, the first ever effort by GOONJ to create a pool to sustain our growth. Here is a simple form- Do join it!! We wanted to make it happen by March 31st, way behind the target but I’m sure it will be a reality soon!!

More about our activities below.. Happy reading!!!
With best,


* GOONJ won the prestigious Edelgive Honour for its initiative ‘Not just a piece of cloth’. Please refer- Award ceremony

* 13th anniversary of GOONJ..- Like every year, we all sat together. Volunteers, well wishers shared their stories, partner organizations shared the impact. Please refer- GOONJ’s anniversary

Pratibimb 2012- Our annual School to School (S2S) programme had over 200 kids from various parts of the country. Refer- Glimpses- I & Glimpses- II







A team from prestigious Mediacorp Channel 8 of Singapore traveled with us for its series- ‘The Activists journey’, aired on March 17th here are some glimpses.. Video Part- I & Video Part-II

All over India, as the kids are moving to the next class in city schools, a lot being left behind, which can be used by thousands of kids across the country. Join ‘School to School’ annual campaign, to create awareness, collect material and to be a volunteer !! Poster

Our immediate requirements-
– 20 computers/laptops, large quantity of one side used paper, cotton clothes
– Payroll giving initiative in corporates (All financial contributions to GOONJ are tax exempted u/s 80G)

Please follow for a daily update. Also keep a track of for the activities and updates in detail.

With best,
Anshu Gupta ( Ashoka Fellow)
Founder Director

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