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Further to the FB..

Further to the FB live with Mr Anshu Gupta here are the subject lines you can use to send your queries/suggestions.contribution on mail@goonj.org . we will segregate the same and respond asap. Also will frame some guidelines as required and will put all across Goonj’s social media by tomorrow-
SUBJECT LINES for the mails-
– To Volunteer
– To contribute financially
– Need of Relief material

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Join Mr Anshu Gupta on FB live..

Join Mr Anshu Gupta on FB live..

Do join in for a Facebook live conversation here with Mr Anshu Gupta, Founder Director of GOONJ, 29th March at 12 pm – 1 pm, as he speaks about the unfolding crisis across India due to COVID-19 Virus epidemic – the reality of it in remote areas and things that we must do immediately and in the long term.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/fwHxDytsKns78iUR8

More details on Goonj’s work on #RahatCOVID19 here: https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/

#Goonj

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सुनो..
तुम, अब गांव में ही बस जाना..
दो सूखी रोटी खाना..
पर वापस ना आना !!
हम, तुम्हें दीन-हीन,
ग़रीब, बेचारा कहते हैं ना..
खुद घरों में घुसकर,
तुम्हे सड़कों पर भूखा, पैदल छोड़ते हैं ना..
बस तुम वापस न आना !!
यकीन मानना..
यह सारे शब्द बदलेंगे..
बेचारा कौन है, हम यकीनन समझेंगे !!

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Hello all.. thank you for many messages and calls.. look out this space in the late evening.. Goonj is already working at the back end to run a sustained and long term campaign, for the low-income group/village people affected in terms of livelihood and basic needs due to the corona.

Anshu Gupta

#rahatcorona #reliefcoronabygoonj #vaapsi #GOONJ

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Sandeep Raj, a team Goonj member took this picture..

His story about the picture- Sandeep works in Goonj’s Office and was visiting Puri, Odisha, to cover the aftermath of Fani Cyclone in April 2019. He says about the picture “I could feel how much people must have suffered and lost after the cyclone. It was raining and the roofs were missing, No place to be in, no food to eat and they were managing with whatever little they were left with.

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This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels

This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels

This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels; treating women as second-grade human beings and citizens and violating their human rights and dignity. Forcing women to remove their panties to see if they are menstruating is also a telling comment on how the taboos around “purity & “impurity” in menstruation are still so deeply rooted in our society. The fact that this bigotry surfaced in the campus is especially disturbing as campuses are meant to be a safe place where women feel empowered.

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Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Wollens!

Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Wollens!

Planning to pack away your woolens for next winter? Don’t pack away your unused woolens, socks, jackets, mufflers, caps etc. For millions of people winters are an annual disaster as they struggle for basic woolens.
Contribute your woolens, socks, jackets, mufflers, caps etc. to Goonj and do your bit! You can also organize camps in your locality, society, colony, office, school and institution.
To know more about #OdhaDoZindagi Goonj’s annual winter campaign log on to https://goonj.org/odz/

#DontPack #Goonj

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Chaupal – Bangalore

Chaupal – Bangalore

People of Bangalore please don’t do anything else on 16th Feb
#Chaupal2020 will be in the garden city of Bangalore, with the interesting title “ Mai Gyani, Tu Murkh”(The Wisdom of the Grassroots)! for an afternoon of conversations. We eagerly look forward to seeing you there. Details below:
Date: February 16th, 2020
Time: 10:30 onwards
Venue: SJP 2, Banquet Hall, 4th Floor, (Opp –

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#KeralaUpdate

Did you know that 2018 massive floods in Kerala were followed by floods in the state in 2019 as well? Meeting people of Muttil village in Wayanad in 2019 we heard about the tough time they were facing as their bridge had collapsed due to landslides triggered by floods. This bridge meant a 2 kms shortcut between Chazhivayal and Ezhitharavayal. When our teams mobilised and motivated the residents, they unanimously decided to work together to fix this bridge.

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The Trans-India Challenge

The Trans-India Challenge

The Trans-India Challenge drove from Mumbai; meeting our volunteers in Pune, our field in Solapur, processing work in Goonj Hyderabad and field activities Puri in Odisha ending the first leg of the Challenge. Next up, they will be travelling to Goonj office and field in Kolkata exploring our work in the region.
Prof. Alan and Pat are on a 30 day pan India journey on their Morgan 3 wheeler to raise funds and awareness about Goonj’s work.

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#ChuppitodoTuesdays

#ChuppitodoTuesdays

Menarche or first period is an important milestone in a woman’s life, not just a biological process but changing a lot of things in a woman’s life. Chandana from the Prajaghari village of Jharkhali in Sundarbans, was the sole earner of her family of three. Everyday she risked her life to catch fish in the nearby creek. Struggling for basics, she used anything from mud to leaves during her periods.

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Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Wollens!

Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Wollens!

#MindfulGivingMondays
Don’t Pack Your Unwanted Wollens!
Planning to pack away your woolens for next winter? Don’t pack away your unused woolens, socks, jackets, mufflers, caps etc. For millions of people winters are an annual disaster as they struggle for basic woolens.
Contribute your woolens, socks, jackets, mufflers, caps etc. to Goonj and do your bit! You can also organize camps in your locality, society, colony,

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Picture of the Week #2

Picture of the Week #2

Location – Goonj’s Delhi Office
This picture is from the early days of Goonj.. Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj sitting down to fold leaflets with one of earliest team members Sunil Bhaiya. Both doing their bit.. at Goonj’s famous Head office at J-93 Sarita Vihar.. On the 21st year of Goonj, this picture is an apt reminder, to stay grounded and respect each and every work.. That time the team was small and everybody did everything..

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Kitaab- A Book Fair of Books people loved

Kitaab- A Book Fair of Books people loved

A shout out to the people of Delhi!!
As winter turns into warmer days and you slowly open up to longer days what better companion than much-loved books.. Join us for KITAAB, A Book Fair of Books people loved..
Venue: Chabootra, Goonj Processing Centre, Madanpur Khadar, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi – 76
Date: 15 February 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Contact: Prachi Jain (prachi@goonj.org / 9999298527)

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Goonj’s work with the tribals of Saura of Odisha

Goonj’s work with the tribals of Saura of Odisha

The tribals of Saura of Kantagaon village in Gajapati District of Odisha have seen their land turn into a wasteland due to recurring landslides due to cyclones and floods. Over the years as little work was left, these disasters also led people to migrate for survival, leading to further neglect of the land. Our teams working in Odisha mobilised and motivated the tribals to find a way to revive their land.

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#MaharastraUpdate

#MaharastraUpdate

If you ever heard that in villages parents don’t care for their children’s education and wellbeing, this story will break that myth for you. The students of Z.P. School, Bhoirpada, in Palghar, Maharashtra were super excited to perform at the upcoming Republic Day but the school didn’t have a stage. When our Maharashtra team got wind of this unique problem it motivated the parents and teachers to do something. “We were really looking forward to the students’ performing on this stage on Republic day” said the school teacher,

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With Material, Money Matters!!

With Material, Money Matters!!

There are some unseen, unsaid things in our day to day life..that matter.. Same goes for Goonj’s work.. Along with Material.. Money Matters..

Every year ​pan India, ​thousands of tons of urban material make ​their way to remote villages ​through Goonj​’​s initiatives. Th​is is a ​journey ​of ​hard passionate work ​and ​massive costs
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Take it forward.. To do a monetary contribute: https://goonj.org/donate/

#Goonj

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Next Stop for #Chaupal2020 will be the garden city- Bangalore!

Next Stop for #Chaupal2020 will be the garden city- Bangalore!

Join us for an afternoon of meaningful conversation on “Main Gyani, Tu Moorkh”- The wisdom of grassroots on February 16th 2020! We eagerly look forward to seeing you there. Details below:

Date: February 16th, 2020
Time: 10:30 onwards
Venue: SJP 2, Banquet Hall, 4th Floor, (Opp – Juice Junction) Wipro Ltd, Doddakannelli, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road Bangalore

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/Chaupal2020 or log on to https://goonj.org/chaupal2020/

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Alan & Pat Braithwaite’s Trans-India Challenge – They’re off!!

Alan & Pat Braithwaite’s Trans-India Challenge – They’re off!!

And.. They’re off!! Alan & Pat Braithwaite’s Trans-India Challenge is underway. The intrepid crew and the Morgan 3 Wheeler left Mumbai yesterday morning after being flagged off by Meenakshi Gupta, Co-Founder of Goonj. She also drove with Alan for the first two hours of the journey till Amby Valley. Later in the evening, the couple arrived at the first halt to meet a passionate group of Goonj volunteers in Pune.

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Toys Matter!!

Toys Matter!!

Toys Matter!!

Because childhood matters, innocence matters as do the simple joys of life.. For kids who have a palm shell in the name of toys or nothing at all..

Do send at the nearest dropping centre or organize collections in your area/society/office or neighbourhood. For more info refer goonj.org

Act & Share.. #Goonj

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What else can You give beyond clothes?

What else can You give beyond clothes?

Did you know? People often ask us what else can I give beyond clothes.. Well, One can give almost everything – from utensils, footwear, furniture, even doors and windows, construction material, everything that can be of use to someone else.. That’s the power of Goonj’s channel and pipeline from the cities to the villages, dealt with over 5000 tons of material in 2018-19.

#Goonj

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Agriculture & Goonj

Agriculture & Goonj

Agriculture and farmers are still the backbone of this country. Every year they take up thousands of development activities with Goonj- building check dams, land bunds, community plantation etc mobilized and motivated by our teams. It’s sustainably impacting their lives like curbing migration, increasing productivity and nutrition etc.in far-flung villages of India. In the FY 2018-2019, The focus was clearly visible with 145 plantation drives, leading to plantation and nutrition of 22,614 trees and 136 activities conducted around kitchen gardens,

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Trans-India Challenge | Update

Trans-India Challenge | Update

Trans-India Challenge is all set to flag off on 1st Feb, from Mumbai. The inspiring couple at the driver’s seat – Prof Alan and Mrs Pat Braithwaite have already reached Mumbai – to start their 3000 miles journey across India in 30 days, to raise funds and awareness about Goonj’s work.. More on: http://www.transindiachallenge.com/
Have you done any interesting event/activity to raise material, money or spread awareness about Goonj..

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4th Baithak | Goonj

4th Baithak | Goonj

17 inspiring organizations joined 4th #Baithak at Goonj’s Delhi Centre last week.It was two days of thought-provoking and engaging activities and conversations. Founder Goonj, Anshu Gupta also joined in for a motivational session sharing his personal and Goonj’s journey of challenges and successes.

More Baithaks are lined up in the coming months.. Do write to meena@goonj.org if you would like to join in.

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A human issue disguised as a Women’s Issue

A human issue disguised as a Women’s Issue

A human issue disguised as a Women’s Issue.

“When half the humanity is women.. Menstruation can’t be a women’s issue.It is a human issue.’ says Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj, Magsaysay award winner. In 2018 -19 we reached over 1.2 million Cloth Pads to women across rural India.. To see the whole report log onto http://bit.ly/GoonjAR1819

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Share your warmth this Winter

Share your warmth this Winter

#OdhaDoZindagi
It’s getting quite cold already! Share your warmth to keep someone warm this winter. Contribute your new/used woollens that are in good condition in a nearby Goonj dropping location. Also with your material, money matters.

For material contribution : https://goonj.org/dropping-centres/
https://goonj.org/collection-camps/

For monetary contribution : https://goonj.org/contribute

Read more about our Annual Winter Campaign : https://goonj.org/odz

#Goonj #Contribute

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“Sometimes the world does not need thinkers only, we need doers, we need action, we need initiatives..”- Mr. Anshu Gupta( Founder, Goonj)

“Sometimes the world does not need thinkers only, we need doers, we need action, we need initiatives..”- Mr. Anshu Gupta( Founder, Goonj)

#MindfulGivingMondays: “Sometimes the world does not need thinkers only, we need doers, we need action, we need initiatives..”- Mr. Anshu Gupta( Founder, Goonj)

Last week, Mrs. Anita Swaroop delivered a package of 8 sweaters at Goonj’s Delhi office. A retired professional, Mrs Swaroop had hand-knitted these colourful sweaters and caps for toddlers and infants, with the help of her friends. A great example of a champion Mindful Giver!

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Agriculture and farmers are still the backbone of this country

Agriculture and farmers are still the backbone of this country

Agriculture and farmers are still the backbone of this country. Every year they take up thousands of development activities with Goonj- building check dams, land bunds, community plantation etc. mobilized and motivated by our teams. It’s sustainably impacting their lives like curbing migration, increasing productivity and nutrition etc.in far-flung villages of India. Few Highlights from FY 2018-19..

More details in our latest annual report: http://bit.ly/GoonjAR1819

With your Material,

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#PhotoOftheWeek – Postcards from another India..

#PhotoOftheWeek – Postcards from another India..

#PhotoOftheWeek – Postcards from another India…

1 picture every weekend, giving you a glimpse of the amazing, heart touching scenes of people and places that our teams witness, with their story behind it.
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Location – Government High School, Maniyarankudy, Idukki Kerala

Picture taken by – George Yeldho, Goonj Team

His story about the picture; “These kids made their own ladder by climbing on each other’s back,

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Let’s Improve before changing the world

Let’s Improve before changing the world

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.. Maybe a lofty goal we struggle within cities.. At Goonj our goal is ‘Let’s Improve before changing the world.’ Throughout the year we empower communities to clean their villages, clear their paths, schools, public spaces, cleaning and repairing drains etc. In 2018-19 we conducted over 2000 sanitation-related activities in parts of rural India.. For full report visit http://bit.ly/GoonjAR1819

With Your Material Money Matters for transportation,

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